Machine Guarding

Machine guarding is a safety feature on or around manufacturing or other engineering equipment consisting of a shield or device covering hazardous areas of a machine to prevent contact with body parts or to control hazards like chips or sparks from exiting the machine. Machine guarding provides a means to protect workers from injury while working nearby or while operating equipment. It is often the first line of defence to protect operators from injury while working on or around industrial machinery during normal operations.