Leading companies rely on Yale Mechanical for machine guarding in Minnesota and around the country to help them meet OHSA and ANSI safety regulations. We employ a strategic, standardized process to evaluate your current equipment and machine safety needs. Our approach provides everything you need to feel confident you have the right machine guarding equipment and procedures in place to keep your facility safe and ensure compliance:
The Assessment Phase: We perform a hazard assessment using the ANSI TR3 Reference standard as a guideline. This includes a complete written report identifying any non-compliant issues and a performance evaluation of the safety controls and devices that are currently installed. The hazard assessment will also provide you with a risk or hazard ranking for each identified issue.
The Engineering Phase: Next we perform a field evaluation of the equipment and gather all the information about the machine and how your operators use the equipment. In many cases this will involve 3D modeling of the machine so that proper fitting and compliant machine guards can be fabricated. Our process also involves a thorough review of the machine’s safety control system so that any necessary electrical upgrades will function as intended. Once the Engineering phase is complete you will know what’s being installed and how it will function before any field installations take place.
The Installation Phase: Performing the machine guarding installation is as important as the engineering. Using qualified personnel who understand the goals will ensure that what is installed meets all of the requirements outlined in the assessment.
The Review Phase: We will review and train your operators on what was installed and how it functions. At this time you will also be asked to sign-off on the installation, feeling confident that the work was performed correctly.