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  • Had a visit from Workplace, health & Safety rep.

    HI guys,
    A centre which I do casual work at has been visited recently by WH&S and has asked us to fit machine shut-off switches to the rear guards on the Brunswick A's. The strange part is that the guard only covers 3/4 of the elevator assy., but the woman could get her hand through the 3" x 2" mesh. We have changed the mesh to 2 x 2 and turned the guard upside down eliminate the access hole to the turn pan.
    I have designed a shut-down system using a Allen & Bradley magnetic reed switch that is wired into the main 24vac output of the transformer. Photos will follow as I am about 1/2 way thru the instal.

    • Adlen
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      Adlen commented
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      We use these. The hole on the side can be used to padlock it in the off position. The mechanic working on that machine must keep the key with him until it is up and running again. There's a rack of padlocks and we each have a keytag with our name on to book out the padlocks.

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    • A-RON
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      I brought up the idea of having a pic of the tech and a name on the tag to my boss and he thought it was a great idea since some of our locks will be used for several things around the building for LOTO it's easier to identify a face than a name

    • len marsden
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      len marsden commented
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      That's the stupid part. It doesn't stop you entering the machine. If the guard wasn't there I don't think that there would have been a problem. But because there was a guard, it wasn't doing what it was supposed to do.
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    HI guys, A centre which I do casual work at has been visited recently by WH&S and has asked us to fit machine shut-off switches to the rear guards on the Brunswick A's. The strange part is that the guard only covers 3/4 of the elevator assy., but the woman could get her hand through the 3" x 2" mesh. We have changed the mesh to 2 x 2 and turned the guard upside down eliminate the access hole to the turn pan. I have designed a shut-down system using a Allen & Bradley magnetic reed switch that is wired into ...
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