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Delivering international,
best practice advice on machine safety

Project: Machine risk assessments

TEG Risk has carried out summary machine risk assessments on more than 5000 assets.

We have completed assessments for large meat processors that have been done over multiple, large sites with thousands of assets reviewed. We mobilised multiple safety engineers to ensure the programmes could be completed in a timely fashion.

Our TEGRA risk assessment app has been used on these assignments and validated as a productive and efficient tool for documenting in detail the risk assessments.

Machine safety best practice

Project: New line design review and procurement support

A large dairy company had an automatic, in-line, legacy waste compactor that had multiple high severity hazards. TEG Risk was engaged at the feasibility study stage to undertake a business case assessment and prepare a CAPEX request to address these machine safety risks.

After preparing specification and cost estimates to complete the safeguarding upgrade, TEG Risk used ‘health and safety by design’ and whole-of-life cost (including maintenance costs) to justify and have approved a new compactor and plant layout.

TEG Risk was also involved in supporting the implementation and ensuring the vendors could supply compliant plant with the supporting verification and validation documentation. The project resulted in an improved workspace and eliminated many of the hazards that needed safeguarding.

TEG Risk was involved in pre-construction design reviews for a large dairy processing company that was installing two new cheese production lines.

TEG Risk provided specification advice to the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to ensure the American-made equipment would conform to AS/NZS4024:2014 requirements with the relevant supporting documentation. This work resulted in a much smoother commissioning programme following installation to ensure compliance to AS/NZS4024:2014.

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Project: Scoping and specification

In 2017, following a site-wide risk assessment on a pharmaceutical ingredient plant, we extracted data from our app to prepare a mechanical Safety Requirement Specification (SRS) and scope of works document to address numerous machine safety risks from mechanical guarding alone.

This work was issued for competitive tender and the tender process alone saved the client $45,000 and set up a robust programme to address 127 notifiable machine guarding risks.

TEG Risk facilitated the machine safety upgrade of a large processed cheese extruder which required frequent operator interactions and for which the OEM had no solution for. Detailed machine risk assessments, design concepts, scope of works and detailed SRS were prepared.

This allowed for seamless implementation (noted by the automation and electrical contractors) despite the very small commissioning window. Plant safety has been significantly improved and reliability/up time was also improved at the same time.

 mechanical Safety Requirement Specification (SRS)

Project: Lock Out Tag Out audit – Goodman Fielder

To comply with a new Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) policy, Goodman Fielder needed to carry out energy source and LOTO audits on all of its plants in 16 manufacturing sites.

LOTO registers and remedial works plans were required to ensure that all energy sources could be suitably isolated as defined by this policy.

TEG Risk prepared the programme/system, policy compliant templates and mobilised a large team of engineers to carry out these assessments and prepare the documentation for nearly 1000 assets.

Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) policy

Project: Machine safety validation

TEG Risk has carried out validation activities on numerous pieces of upgraded and new equipment to ensure that they conform to the requirements of AS/NZS4024:2014, the ISO variants and clients’ specific internal standards.

We have multiple validation services and like to be involved from the beginning of the project validating all relevant factors including concepts, safety-related parts, safety controller software and vendor documentation.

Examples of validations include:

  • case packers that were being constructed for global supply to a multi-national food company
  • large multi-zone robotic palletisers for supply to Middle Eastern food companies
  • bin tipper designs for mass production and sale into Europe.
MACHINE SAFETY VALIDATION

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