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The importance of correct space demarcation during machine maintenance work
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The importance of correct space demarcation during machine maintenance work

Machine maintenance operations can be classified as extraordinary in some cases and entail a high risk rate. Precisely with the aim of ensuring a high level of safety not only for the operators but virtually for any person who is transiting through the area involved in the work, adequate space demarcation plays an essential role.

Generally correct demarcation of any work area represents a best practice to follow for a wide range of operations, but in the case of maintenance operations it becomes an absolutely necessary condition.

For example, for routine or extraordinary maintenance work on large machines or even inside production facilities, for example on lines or plants, these operations increase the accident risk factors because they have to forego normal safety procedures.

The reason is simple: these operations generally include not only deactivation of the machine, but also the safety devices and this action leaves the operators (and virtually anyone else in the area) exposed to risks of interference with moving parts, electric panels and other things.

Thus the correct signage of the operation site, combined with a visible demarcation, represents the essential prerogative for warning or even prohibiting entrance to anyone transiting through the high risk area.

Machine maintenance operations are frequent in many businesses, particularly in manufacturing companies. The larger the size of the organisation, the greater the number of machines, lines and plants requiring maintenance at an almost daily rate.

As experts in temporary demarcation, Safety Officers have always told us how complex it is to prevent and calculate the risks generated during machine maintenance and, not by change, in many organisations safety management is regularly shared with maintenance supervisors.

With our FASB Tools Barriers we offer the most evolved, practical and performing solution to solve this specific problem: a safe, resistant, versatile and easy to manoeuvre product that contributes to making demarcation and signage of operation areas more efficient and safer.