For those not aware, the process of replacing the Australian Standard for Conveyor Safety, AS 1755, is well underway. This standard will be replaced by the following set of safety standards:
- AS 4024.3610 – Safety of Machinery, Conveyors, General requirements
- AS 4024.3611 – Safety of Machinery, Conveyors, Belt conveyors for bulk material handling
- AS 4024.3612 – Safety of Machinery, Conveyors, Light duty belt conveyors
- AS 4024.3613 – Safety of Machinery, Conveyors, Screw conveyors
- AS 4024.3614 – Safety of Machinery, Conveyors, Mobile and transportable conveyors
- Updated references to current international and Australian standards
- Updated control system requirements to allow for new design standards and current technology
- Increased information on guarding options and methodology. This information should be used within the requirements of any state legislation (ACT/Regulations) or codes of practice.
- Increased attention on the lifecycle activities of the equipment, such as risk assessment, installation, commissioning, decommissioning, etc.
- Hazard list specific for this type of conveyor
- Safety considerations specific for this type of conveyor
- Inclusion of current industry practices
- Statistics on incidents involving belt conveyors for bulk material handling
Unsure what all this mean for you? Want an overview of the different machine safety standards in Australia and how these tie in with OH&S requirements? Want to help on knowing how to select the applicable standard when designing a safety system? Well register and come along to the information session below.
NHP Electrical Engineering Products in conjunction with EngSpace are holding a Safety Standards session with guest presenters Frank Schrever, Chairman - Standards Australia Committee and Amy Whykes, Product Engineer - Safety & Sensing at NHP.