Training Programs & Schedules

Machine Guarding

Course Length – 8 Hours (8:30am – 4:30pm)

Machine Guarding Training is one day session presented by the Safety Specialist and covers topics related to working safely with and around hazardous mechanical equipment. The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations requires that machine guarding be provided and maintained in a manner sufficient to protect machine operators and other persons present in machine areas from hazards associated with the operation of machines. The purpose of machine guarding is to protect the machine operator and other employees in the work area from hazards created by ingoing nip points, rotating parts, flying chips and sparks.

The course consists of the following topics:

  • Purpose of machine guarding and the common hazards associated with machine guarding
  • Rules and regulations for safeguarding and the advantages of different types of safeguards
    • Legislative Requirements
    • CSA Standards
  • Understand safety considerations, potential hazards including machine guarding maintenance and training
  • Recognizing/Assessing/Controlling Machine Guarding Hazards (RAC)
  • What is a Hazard?
  • Types of Hazards relating to machine guarding
  • Factors Contributing to Hazards
  • Types of hazardous machine operations, “motions” and “actions”
    • Motions include but are not limited to rotating, in-running nip points, reciprocating and transversing.
    • Actions include but are not limited to cutting, punching, shearing and bending.
  • Types of machine guarding
    • Fixed
    • Interlocked
    • Adjustable
    • Self-adjusting

2017 Upcoming Course Dates

  • To request course dates:
    519.758.0819 or email

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