GuardSmart 137 – Conveyor High-Risk Zones
Conveyor High-Risk Zones
A = Area is unguarded, hazardous conditions exist and guarding is required for compliance
B = Area that requires frequent maintenance or clean outs and guarding needs upgrading
C = Guarding exists but should be improved for compliance
D = Not applicable or no hazards exist
Hazards associated with conveyors are principally mechanical in nature and the typical High-Risk Zone Areas include:
Zones that were identified with an “A or B” risk rating, present immediate danger to workers in the area and need to be addressed immediately. Zones that have a “C” risk rating should be reviewed with your Supervisors, Workers and your Joint Health & Safety Committee to determine what improvements are required and establish a reasonable time frame for completion.