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Machine Safeguarding Solutions

EH&S Workplace Safety Services

Machine Safety Evaluations & Guarding

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Find Out What Stage of the Machine Safeguarding Process You're In

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Ensuring the safety of your employees is paramount, and when it comes to machinery, effective safeguarding measures are crucial. Through Clarion Safety Systems and our affiliated businesses, Machine Safety Specialists and Arrow Industrial Solutions, we offer a comprehensive approach to machine safety, including evaluations, guard design, manufacturing, and installation. Below, we highlight the different stages of our machine safeguarding evaluation process, providing you with a clear understanding of how we work as one organization to protect your workers and optimize your operations.

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Stage 1: Assessment and Hazard Identification

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Our journey begins with a thorough unbiased assessment of your machine and its operating environment. Our qualified, TÜV certified functional safety engineers and licensed professional engineers will:

  1. Conduct a Visual Inspection:

    This initial evaluation identifies potential hazards associated with moving parts, power transmission elements, and the point of operation.

  2. Review Machine Documentation:

    We analyze user manuals, safety data sheets, and operational procedures to understand the machine's intended use and potential risks.

  3. Observe Machine Operation:

    Witnessing the machine in action allows us to identify real-world hazards and operator interactions that might not be evident from static observations.

  4. Consult Relevant Regulations and Standards:

    We ensure your machine complies with OSHA and industry-specific safety regulations.

Based on these findings, our team creates a comprehensive report outlining identified hazards, their severity levels, and recommended safeguarding measures. This report forms the foundation for designing effective and compliant safeguarding solutions. Our team makes sure to include mechanical safeguarding requirements such as barrier guards, interlocked guards, perimeter fences, interlocked gates, etc. Typical electrical diagrams showing required safety circuits, including control reliable (ISO 13849 Cat. 2 or 3, PL d or PL e) functional safety circuits are also included. 

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Stage 2: Guard Design and Engineering 

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If you completed your initial machine safeguarding assessment through us, internally or even through an external group, we take those assessments and design optimized guard systems around it. Our machine guard designs are:

  1. Effective

    They must prevent or minimize operator contact with hazardous areas while allowing necessary access for maintenance and operation.

  2. Ergonomic

    Designed to facilitate safe and efficient work, minimizing operator fatigue and discomfort.

  3. Durable

    Constructed from robust materials that withstand the demands of your work environment.

  4. Cost-Effective

    We balance functionality and affordability to deliver solutions that fit your budget.

Our design team utilizes various techniques, including:

  1. 3D Modeling and Simulation:

    This allows us to visualize the guard and ensure its effectiveness and compatibility with the machine.

  2. Finite Element Analysis:

    We assess the guard's structural integrity and ability to withstand potential impacts or forces, meeting Regulatory Standards.

  3. Material Selection:

    We choose materials based on strength, wear resistance, and suitability for the specific application.

  4. Control Reliability

    Application specific control system designed to meeting safety regulations, protecting operator from hazards, while allowing needed safe access to the process.

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Stage 3: Guard Manufacturing and Fabrication

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With your approval, our skilled technicians bring the design to life for your machines. We have the capability to:

  1. Fabricate Metal Guards:

    Utilizing modular materials and fabrication techniques to create robust and durable guards that fit correctly meeting Regulatory Standards.

  2. Manufacture Plastic Guards:

    Employing fabrication and forming techniques to produce lightweight, impact resistant and transparent guards.

  3. Integrate Safety Devices:

    Incorporating safety rated devices, interlocks, and other safety features into the guard design, allowing protection and efficient access.

  4. Ensure Quality Control

    Rigorous testing and inspections guarantee the guard meets your specifications and complies with safety standards.

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Stage 4: Guard Installation and Commissioning

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The final stage involves seamless integration of the guard into your machine. Our experts:

  1. Install the Guard Securely and Precisely:

    On-site installation, ensuring proper alignment and operation without hindering machine functionality.

  2. Verify Guard Effectiveness:

    Testing its functionality, ensuring it prevents access to hazards and operates correctly with the machine.

  3. Provide Operator Training:

    Educating workers on the safe use of the guard, control reliable system and its role in their overall safety.

  4. Document the Process:

    Creating a comprehensive record of the evaluation, design, and installation for future reference and maintenance purposes.

By partnering with Clarion Safety Systems, you gain access to a comprehensive machine safeguarding solution that goes beyond mere compliance. We offer a tailored approach, prioritizing your specific needs and ensuring the safety and well-being of your workforce. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discuss how we can help you create a safer work environment for your employees.

Online Quote Request Options

Need a quote for our sign, label and tag products? Our customer service team is standing by to hear from you via phone, online chat or email! For your convenience, we also have two options you can use to submit your request quickly and easily online:

Option 1: Cart-to-quote Tool

Generate a quote for all of the items in your shopping cart. Simply add items to your online shopping cart and then click the "Get Quote for Cart Items" button in the cart preview dropdown or at the bottom of the cart page.

This option works great for both standard and custom products that are available for purchase on our website.

Option 2: Quote Request Form

Request a quote by typing in the product part number(s) or a description of the custom part(s). You can also upload RFQ-related documentation, such as a drawings and specification sheets.

This option works great for products not available for purchase on our website and for complex quotes.