We originally started as a small family business, established in 1989, manufacturing bellows and gaiters for lift jack screws and hydraulic rams etc. MACHGUARD over the years have expanded its range to cover all types of Machine Guarding, general covers and any moving equipment protection needs whilst developing into Transportation Articulation bellows and lift platform protection bellows to meet all HSE PUWER needs in these fields. With expertise in specifying to larger contracts (Stagecoach Supertram fleet rebuild), our core efforts have not been neglected and the “one off” “rush jobs” for bellows guards covers are still dealt with in our time honoured way.
We at MACHGUARD endeavour to satisfy the entire the entire range of guarding requirements, throughout all engineering sectors and the transportation industry. MACHGUARD are the team to back, to back you.
· Machine guarding
· Laser beam bellows
· Waycover guards
· Concertina covers
· Composite covers
· Telescopic guards
· Armadillo guards
· Lamella guards
· Swarf conveyors
· Steel telescopic guards
PUWER Equipment risk assessments
PUWER is the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 98 and requires users of work equipment to carry out regular risk assessments which are documented and kept on file. Most importantly, those risk assessments must address each of the Regulations under PUWER.
The regulations require that all provided work equipment is suitable for its intended task and can be used without putting persons at risk.