"This book is particularly pertinent in light of the case of Simon Jones, the student decapitated by a crane excavator, whose employer was charged with manslaughter by gross negligence. It explains the process of hazard and risk reduction, setting out to cover basic safety concepts and dealing extensively with the mechanical, electrical and electronic aspects of guarding and safeguarding systems."
- QUALITY WORLD, July 2002
"The text is very readable and well supported with examples, diagrams, photographs and illustrations. Overall the book provides an excellent overview of machinery safety. It is well written and will be of particular help to designers and engineers tasked with developing solutions to the sometimes conflicting demands of operators, employers and enforcement bodies. The authors clearly have extensive knowledge and practical experience in relation to the safety of machinery."
- HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK, October 2003
"Clearly written and well illustrated, the book is aimed at engineers, designers and safety officers, and would also be usful to students taking courses in health and safety."
- SAFETY MANAGEMENT, February 2004
Safety with Machinery has been written by John Ridley and Dick Pearce, both recognized specialists in their particular fields of safeguarding machinery. It reflects their knowledge of the current standards on the subject and draws on their many years of experience in dealing with the practical aspects of ensuring machinery is safe when put to use.
The need to protect workpeople from the dangers posed by machinery has long been recognized. Safeguarding of machines can range from simple fixed guards to the highly complex systems of monitored electronic controls. This book sets out to cover the whole field and endeavours to explain various techniques that can be used, from basic safety concepts to the philosophy of 'safety integrity levels'. It deals extensively with the mechanical, electrical and electronic aspects of guarding and safeguarding systems. Reference is made to the requirements of the latest European and international standards and some of the ways in which conformity with them can be achieved are discussed.
A section has been included on the safe use of specific types of machinery that have a known history of injury and damage, such as pressure systems and lifting equipment. Other chapters deal with ergonomics, safe working practices, plant layout and the working environments.
An up-to-date list of European and international machinery safety standards is contained in an Appendix.
Provides practical guidance on guarding techniques
An invaluale reference for engineers faced with the task of providing guards.
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Descripción Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 1st. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0750648309
Descripción Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0750648309