CSA Z432, Safeguarding of Machinery, is the basic standard for Canada when it comes to most types of machinery. Only Power Presses and Press Brakes, and Industrial Robots are covered separately in their own standards. CSA Z432 provides guidance on important topics, like:
- Risk Assessment
- Risk reduction through the Hierarchy of Controls
- Guard design requirements
- Safeguarding device application requirements, and
- Instructions and information for use
This standard should be used by everyone in Canada responsible for the safe design of machinery used in Canadian workplaces, and for the safety of workers who use machinery in their daily tasks.
CSA has just opened public review on CSA Z432, Safeguarding of Machinery, third edition. If you are a user, a builder of machinery, or an evaluator of machinery, this is your opportunity to see the draft of this important standard, and to make comments to help the Technical Committee improve the standard on your behalf.
To access the public review copy, you must register on CSA’s Public Review system. Registration is free and allows you to get read-only access to the drafts of all new standards that CSA is preparing to publish. The time you take to read and comment on new standards is very valuable to the Technical Committees, as it helps us to correct areas where misunderstandings or confusion may exist, and to add material where it is needed.
See the Draft
Review closes 2-Jan-2016, so don’t delay!
If you need more information, please contact Jill Collins at CSA Group.
If you build machinery for the Canadian market, or if you modify equipment in Canadian workplaces, you will be familiar with CSA Z432, Safeguarding of Machinery. This standard has been around since 1992, with the last major revision published in 2004. CSA has reconvened the Technical Committee responsible for this important standard to revise the document to reflect the current practices in the machinery market, and to bring in new ideas that are developing internationally that affect what Canadian machine builders are doing.
If you have interest in this standard and would like to have your thoughts and concerns communicated to the Technical Committee, please feel free to contact me with your suggestions. Work starts on 28-Jan-14. Your input is welcomed!
For more than 15 years I’ve been teaching people about risk assessment, machinery safety and CE Marking of machinery in private, onsite classes and through presentations at safety conferences. Things are about to change!
This fall, Compliance InSight Consulting will begin offering open-enrolment workshops in CE Marking, Risk Assessment Functional Safety, and Machinery Safety, all with a focus on industrial machinery. These courses will be hands-on events, with students engaged in workshop activities throughout each event.
In the winter, these workshops will also migrate to our on-line education platform, so students in any location around the world can access our training programs.
This is an exciting step for CIC, and the workshops we have planned are engaging, dynamic and information packed.
Watch the blog, and subscribe to our mailing list to be the first to know when registration opens. Workshops will be limited size, first-come, first-served. We’ll announce dates and locations in early August!