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11 September 2018

Conveyor safety

Conveyors operate in busy and challenging environments. There can be multiple processes happening within the same facility as raw product arrives in one door and leaves packaged through another.

Health and safety is of highest priority and is taken very seriously in many of the facilities we regularly visit however unfortunately accidents do happen.

It’s been reported that across the world there are between 9000 and 10,000 accidents and 30-40 deaths a year involving conveyors.

When EQM is involved in installing a new or replacement conveyor or turnkey packing solution, the safety of employees is always a key focus.

Our conveyors are designed to help reduce manual lifting and shifting operations, reduce pinch points and are ergonomic which help prevent too much strain on the operators.

We have found two excellent articles that are worth reading.

One is from Worksafe which is based around the use of guards on conveyors and provides some helpful tips while the other looks at the operation of conveyors and likely H&S issues can arise.

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