Why do Machine Safety at a Corporate Level?

December 6, 2016

Electrician Changing Machine Switch

Authored by: Jeff Winter, CSP, FS Eng (TÜV Rheinland), Director, Safety Practice

If you start upgrading machines without a corporate machine safety program you run the risks of:

  1. Having the same type of machine guarded differently; in the same facility or in two different facilities.
  2. Relying on your OEMS and machine builders to determine design and performance requirements of safeguards which can create inconsistencies.
  3. Reducing your machine uptime due to traditional guarding and lockout /tagout procedures.
  4. Not requesting the right documentation from OEMs, Machine builders, integrators, and engineering firms.
  5. If you do not have a fully documented machine safety program, you need a partner that can help you create your program.

Why Grantek at a corporate level?

Developing and implementing a best-in-class, sustainable corporate machine safety program is much more than just creating a set of internal documents; it requires a deep understanding of interconnections between manufacturing, engineering, operations, safety, and ultimately your business. Grantek’s holistic approach toward integrating safety successfully into your unique business needs is based off our philosophy of improving safety as part of achieving operation excellence.

Our approach is based on:

  1. Our participation in the development of current safety industry consensus standards.
  2. Our leadership in safety and manufacturing organizational groups around the world.
  3. Our regimented documentation and implementation program.
  4. Our collaboration directly with regulatory entities (OSHA, FDA, Ministry of Labor, CSST, etc.)
  5. Our successful implementation of international multi-site corporate initiatives.

What services Grantek can provide:

  1. Corporate machine safety policy and procedure development
  2. Safety requirement specification development for new and existing equipment
  3. Corporate initiative and rollout planning
  4. Auditing, assessment, and evaluation tools
  5. Documentation storage and change management program implementation
  6. Business case justification and ROI calculations
  7. Build process and project stage gate development
  8. Safety Checklist, forms and template creation

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