EU legislation not only requires safety guards to be fitted to machinery but they must also be maintained in good working order. Solon Systems can provide maintenance contracts to ensure that your guards meet current legislations.
It is the responsibility of the company to maintain work equipment. This includes machine guards and safety systems (PUWER98 regulation 5 maintenance).
For instance polycarbonate safety screens impact strength will deteriorate with age and in contact with certain fluids. For instance polycarbonate safety screens impact strength will deteriorate with age and in contact with certain fluids used within the Engineering industry. Typically this can be up to 15% per annum deterioration in impact strength.
Solon Systems Ltd offers a machine guarding maintenance contract comprising of an annual site visit to survey all machine guards and safety systems fitted. A written report on the condition of machine guards and safety systems is then prepared. A quotation is then provided for the costs for remedial work to bring machine guards and safety equipment to meet PUWER98 regulations.
Solon Systems Ltd will keep a log of the date of installation of new polycarbonate screens and advise when a
replacement is required.