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Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001
Repealed version for 7 June 2011 to 31 December 2011 (accessed 20 February 2020 at 19:31)
90   Guarding—particular risk control measures
(1)  A designer of plant must ensure that any device that prevents or reduces access to a danger point or area:
(a)  is designed to be a permanently fixed physical barrier or, if access to the danger point or area is required during normal operation, maintenance or cleaning:
(i)  is designed to be an interlocking type physical barrier, or
(ii)  is a presence sensing safeguarding system, and
(b)  is designed to make by-passing or defeating it, whether deliberately or by accident, as difficult as is reasonably possible, and
(c)  is designed to be of solid construction and securely mounted so as to resist impact and shock, and
(d)  is designed so as not to cause a risk itself.
(2)  In subclause (1), a presence sensing safeguarding system, in relation to plant, means a presence sensing safeguarding system that includes:
(a)  a sensing system that employs one or more forms of radiation, either self-generated or generated by pressure, and
(b)  an interface between the final switching devices of the system and the plant’s primary control elements, and
(c)  plant stopping capabilities,
whereby the presence of a person or part of a person within a sensing field will cause the dangerous parts of the plant to be brought to a safe state.
(3)  The designer must ensure that any guards intended to provide protection from parts of the plant or work pieces that may break, disintegrate or be ejected are designed to contain effectively the parts, work pieces or any fragments of them.
(4)  The designer must specify the work procedures, devices or tools that are necessary to clear safely any jamming or blockage of moving parts that may occur.
Maximum penalty: Level 4.