Guarding must be permanently fixed if access to the guarded area is not required when the plant is being operated, maintained or cleaned. If frequent access is required, guarding must be interlocked.
You must ensure the guarding:
- is solid and securely mounted
- makes bypassing or disabling the guarding difficult
- does not create a risk in itself
- is properly maintained
- controls any risks from broken or ejected parts.
Ideally, when the guarding is removed, the plant won’t start.