Every year, hundreds of people are seriously injured at work because the machines they work on are not safe. Resources for the safe use of machinery in manufacturing are available from WorkSafe New Zealand.
The resources include Best Practice Guidelines for the Safe Use of Machinery. These guidelines recommend that duty holders refer to the AS 4024 Safety of machinery series. This series provides designers, manufacturers, suppliers, employers, and users of machinery with guidelines to help reduce the risks of working with, or near, machinery.
Additional resources include:
- Safe Use of Machinery industry specific fact sheets
- Safe Use of Machinery Toolkit
- Manufacturing inspectors assessment toolkits
- Position paper for the safe use of machinery.
Read about and download these resources on WorkSafe NZ’s website.