Guard Safety Scale

When a barrier guard is used for safeguarding on a machine, it must be designed, constructed, applied and adjusted so that people cannot reach over, under, around or through the barrier guard to reach the hazard. However, most barrier guards have openings in them because they are made out of materials such as wire mesh, expanded metal, rods or hairpins. Openings are also needed for feeding and retrieving workpieces.

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When a barrier guard is used for safeguarding on a machine, it must be designed, constructed, applied and adjusted so that people cannot reach over, under, around or through the barrier guard to reach the hazard. However, most barrier guards have openings in them because they are made out of materials such as wire mesh, expanded metal, rods or hairpins. Openings are also needed for feeding and retrieving workpieces. When barrier guards have openings in them, the openings must be checked for safety compliance.

Danray products has created a guard safety scale that can be used to check the openings for compliance with these safety standards. The gold-colored folding scale has English units on one side and metric units on the other. It is made out of anodized aluminum and has easy-to-read text and graphics that will not rub or scratch off. It can be used during the design, installation and inspection of barrier guards to make sure they comply with applicable machine safety standards.