17 Oct October Newsletter 2019
October Newsletter 2019
Here’s some cool stuff we’ve written in October. Enjoy.
TALKING STANDARDS: WHAT’S NEW & HOW IT AFFECTS YOU
Paul Dean | Founder, Technical Director
In August we published an article (read HERE) regarding the then recently published AS5327:2019 Earthmoving Machinery – Access Systems. Whilst there is no change to the approach that Plant Assessor is taking to this standard I should have included more detail in my article around the exact differences between ISO2867:2011 Earthmoving Machinery – Access Systems and AS5327:2019 Earthmoving Machinery – Access Systems.
Before we get into the details of this update there are a few points worth making –
It is important to note that AS5327 could be viewed as an intermediary standard as it is expected that ISO2867 will be reviewed in the next 2 to 3 years. That revision will influence future versions of AS5327…
ARE YOUR SAFETY SYSTEMS UP TO SCRATCH?
Matt Turner | Managing Director
This is the second in a series of 6 articles designed to give you the tools to self-assess your safety systems around machinery, plant & equipment
(Read Part 1: Pre Starts HERE.)
Part 2 – Service Scheduling & Record Keeping
Anyone who knows machinery, knows the importance of service and maintenance.
Most of us think that servicing and maintenance is all about maximising availability and productivity – by avoiding breakdowns and keeping it at its maximum productive capacity.
That is correct, but avoiding breakdowns and machine failures are also CRITICAL to maintaining good machine safety.
Here at Plant Assessor, we’re into disrupting things. The latest on our hit list is the humble safety label. Here’s a summary of what we have done
New Colours: More vibrant images and more accurate reflection of Standards
Better Images: More machine specific and hazard specific images
Risk Ratings: Displayed on labels means more accurate recognition of risks
More Sizes: Wider range allowing better matching of label size to machine type