Protective Equipment

see also Safety Distances and Shutting Down Machines. Protective equipment mainly serves to protect employees from inadvertently (by negligence, carelessness, or ignorance) touching a source of danger (i.e. a rotating saw blade).
Protective equipment can be classified as follows:
  • Separating protective equipment (i.e. panels, covers, etc.)
  • Non-separating protective equipment (i.e. two-hand controls, light barriers) * Safety catches

You have to make sure that protective devices for all work equipment
  • are always mounted and used
  • are always functional and free from defects (visual inspection before every use)
  • are used properly in accordance with their purpose