Workshop Machinery Guards
The absence of protective guards and shields on workshop machinery is a common finding of Club shipboard risk assessments and condition surveys. The images below illustrate effective and well maintained guards of transparent, impact resistant material, fitted to the lathe, drill and grinder. Workshop tools rotating at high speed have the potential to cause serious eye or bodily injury not only to operators but also other crew members present in the workshop. Regular checks on the condition of workshop machinery guards should form part of the shipboard planned maintenance system.