Machine Guarding

Hazard Management Systems - Machine AuditsOne or more methods of machine safeguarding shall be provided to protect the operator and other employees in the machine area from hazards such as those created by the point of operation.

Machines which expose an employee to an injury or notifiable event must be guarded against;

  • Death
  • Crushing
  • Cutting
  • Shearing
  • Puncturing
  • Abrading
  • Burning
  • Tearing
  • Stretching
  • Amputation
  • Electrocution
  • Hearing loss
  • Hazardous Chemicals

HMS Ltd can assess machine guarding analysis to the AS/NZ 4024:1 and with additional legislative requirements by evaluating the machine’s

  • Limits
  • Hazard Identification
  • Risk Estimation
  • Risk Evaluation
  • Further Risk Reduction

The machine can also be assessed to determine category level and risk parameters to determine the performance level (PLr)

Machine assessments will be validated and verified to ensure compliance is met

What Companies are Saying:

We asked Charlie to specifically target one of our machines for a full risk assessment, Charlie scrutinized this machine and presented a full body report specifying all the risk’s and how to remedy the findings, there are current controls on our machine that Charlie brought to our attention by saying these are non-compliant and do not meet legislative standards and then he immediately verbalized the actual standard section number and subsection numbers and this was verified later in the day when he emailed me the actual legislation page outlining the requirements.

Charlie’s reports are very clear and easy to use and time frames to carry out the remedials are realistic.

For a risk assessment on machinery and thoroughness Charlie is definitely recommendable as he is diligent and has strong principles and values towards safety and protection of staff

We later called Charlie back in to help us develop a train derailment emergency plan along with a post critical action plan,  he amazed us with all possible scenarios in regards to outcomes and impact of a train colliding with our building along with forecasting ongoing disruption to the business.

He identified a comprehensive risk list from explosions, chemical and environmental impact to glass shards projectiles, building and plant and service lines damages, fractures and to atmospheric displacement and the list goes on, he applied the mitigating controls with response plans for staff and emergency services.

Charlie is very easy to talk to and a pleasure to deal with he asks a lot of questions that are specific to the assignment and he definitely deep dives for details.

We will still use Charlie when needed as the above information reveals his integrity and standards.

One of Charlie's key responsibilities was to conduct a full risk assessment on all of our machinery as these are both unique and complex and require expert knowledge and Charlie clearly knows how to implement controls by Identifying the risk’s and using a prioritising grading system that allows us to budget and spend appropriately and cost-effectively that does not compromise safety or jeopardize our staff and operational demands.

Charlie’s standard is high and he explains his findings clearly and his solutions are workable, Charlie does not compromise what is required and his services and reports clearly reflects these.

Charlie impressed us with how they audited and conducted a full risk assessment on all our machinery and tools and providing us with the inherent risk calculation, recommended controls and residual controls, they generated finding reports followed by a completed and well-presented safety system. 

Charlie was easy to work with, has good knowledge of requirements for machinery and is very approachable for clarification of terms and processes. With one of our machines he offered several options and worked with us and Work Safe NZ for a practical and safe outcome.

Charlie came to my workshop and audited all practices and machinery and produced a clear, user friendly and comprehensive risk assessment report along with a 
set of Health and Safety manuals and policies relevant to my workplace.

Charlie’s support provided is excellent, the risk assessments and action plans are detailed and specific to the nature of our organization. The policies produced on our behalf have been localized for us along with detailed risk assessment on all our machinery and noise assessments

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Hazard Management Systems Limited

Charlie Strickland (Director – Consultant)
+ 64 27 288 8546
Debbie Strickland (Consultant)
+ 64 27 859 3235
New Zealand
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