Plastic machine guards are available from Pacific West Corporation – the plastic suppliers.
Machine guards are a necessary part of your Occupational Health & Safety requirements for the safety of your operator and other workers on the line.
The fitting of plastic machine guards will prevent many serious workplace incidents/accidents from occurring. Your legal requirements are to guard all the moving parts of a machine – all belts, pulleys, shafts, gears and chains.
Clear plastic guards when correctly fitted will protect the operator’s body, fingers and clothing from becoming trapped in the machine and will also prevent a hazard from flying out of the machine. Access and removability of the plastic machine guard must also be available for inspection and maintenance.
Pacific West can fabricate plastic guards to suit all of your machinery. Guards are usually made from clear polycarbonate sheet as this is tough plastic sheeting.
Clear acrylic can also be used, but it must be noted that it is not as strong as the polycarbonate sheet.