BLH Stop Drop™ Barricading & BLH Guarding Solutions™ conform to relevant worldwide recognised standards and regulations. BLH Stop Drop™ Barricading & BLH Guarding Solutions™ have been designed to comply and function in accordance with the following standards and regulations with appropriate pre risk assessment completed.
- AS-4024.1601-2006 This Australian Standard specifies general requirements for the design and construction of guards both fixed and moving provided primarily to protect persons from mechanical hazards associated with machinery. Attention is drawn to the use of guards to minimize exposure to non-mechanical hazards. The requirements of this standard are applicable if fixed and movable guards are used. The objective of this standard is to enable designers, manufacturers, suppliers, employers and users of machinery to minimize risks to the health and safety of employees and those working with or otherwise near machinery by providing technical means for the design and construction of guards.
US Occupational Safety & Health Administration
- 29-CFR 1910.212(a)(3)(ii) – The point of operation of machines whose operation exposes an employee to injury shall be guarded. Guarding must be in conformity of any appropriate standards and in absence of standards must be constructed to prevent operator putting any part of body in danger zone.
- 29-CFR 1910.217(f)(4) – The distances that guards shall be positioned from the danger line in accordance with the required openings. (Distance of opening from point of operation hazard (Inches) 7 ½ to 12 ½ Maximum width of opening (Inches) 1 ¼(26.05mm).
- 29-CFR 1926.502(b)(5)- Midrails, screens, mesh, intermediate vertical members, solid panels and equivalent structural members shall be capable of withstanding, without failure, a force of at least 150 pounds (666 N) applied in any downward or outward direction at any point along the midrail or other member.
- 29-CFR 1910.212(a)(5) *(10mm mesh)– Exposure to blades. When the periphery of the blades of a fan is less than seven feet above floor or working level, the blades shall be guarded. The guard shall have openings no larger than one half (1/2) inch(12.7 mm).
US Mine Safety & Health Administration
- 30-CFR § 75.1722 Mechanical equipment guards. (a) Gears; sprockets; chains; drive, head, tail, and take up pulleys; flywheels; couplings, shafts; saw blades; fan inlets and similar exposed moving machine parts which may be contacted by persons and which may cause injury to persons shall be guarded. (b) Guards at conveyor-drive, conveyor-head and conveyor-tail pulleys shall extend a distance sufficient to prevent a person from reaching behind the guard and becoming caught between the belt and the pulley. (c) Except when testing the machinery, guards shall be securely in place while machinery is being operated.
- 30-CFR § 56.14112(a) Guards shall be constructed and maintained to—(1) Withstand the vibration, shock and wear to which they will be subjected during normal operation; and (2) Not create a hazard by their use. (b) Guards shall be securely in place while machinery is being operated, except when testing or making adjustments which cannot be performed without removal of the guard.
British Standards and European Norm
- BS-EN-953 This European Standard specifies general requirements for the design and construction of guards provided primarily to protect persons from mechanical hazards.
Canadian Standards Association
- CSA-Z432 This standard applies to the protection of persons from the hazards arising from the use of mobile or stationary machinery. It provides the criteria to be observed and the description, selection and application of guards and safety devices. Where a current CSA Standard exists for a specific type of machinery (e.g., CAN/CSA-B167,CAN/CSA-B354.2, CAN/CSA-M424.1, Z142, Z248 and CAN/CSA-Z434), it is to be used in conjunction with this standard to provide the most effective protection to the particular situation.
- SS-537 This code of practice provides comprehensive guidelines on the methods for safeguarding the dangerous parts of machinery and enhancing safety in the use of machinery. It also provides basic requirements on the design and manufacture of machinery so as to ensure that machinery used in Singapore is incorporated with basic safety features. The code also provides guidelines on the safety and health issues relating to the installation, testing, maintenance and servicing of machinery.
American National Standards Institute
- B11.19-2010 This American National Standard provides performance requirements for the design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of the safeguarding listed below when applied to machines. a) Guards b) Safeguarding devices c) Awareness devices d) Safeguarding methods. This standard also provides performance requirements for complementary equipment and measures, safe work procedures and safety functions.
Local Legislations and Regulations
BLH Stop Drop™ Barricading System/BLH Guarding Solutions™ meet the criteria set out by local legislations / regulations in accordance with Safety Barricading/Guarding systems requirements. These regulations are drawn up by the relevant governing bodies, for example:
- Department of Occupational Safety & Health (Ministry of Human Resources Malaysia)
- Workplace Safety & Health Act (Ministry of Manpower Singapore)
- Safety & Health Order 2009 (Brunei)
- Department of Labour (South Africa)
These regulations are developed based on one or more of the internationally recognised standards mentioned above.