Product Category: Safety & Environmental
Location: North-East Victoria
Conveyed material: River Rock and Sand
Conveyor belt width: 600mm
Installation date: May 2013
Our customer operates large scale gravel and sand plant in North East Victoria. Their quarry products are used in building construction and other civil
They have an established Health and Safety committee that operates on-site to plan, develop, implement and monitor health and safety processes. This has
been very successful in facilitating a safety culture within the business.
Therefore compliance with AS 1755 (Australian Standard for Conveyor Safety Requirements) is important. The main problem experienced on this site was the ongoing guard maintenance due the awkward and restricted access to many of the areas that required pinch point
All too often, guards are made using materials on hand and without proper design and are not compliant with the Australian Standard. The
end result is guarding that does not fully protect workers.
The site has now installed the K-Protector Return Idler Guard at all of its hazardous and critical nip points. "I'm so pleased that I made the decision to
install the K-Protectors. They were really easy and simple to fix on to the existing roller brackets of our conveyor system. Our plant is
very tight so this could have created a problem when we changed over to these new guards. But they were very lightweight so it wasn't a
Now that they have been in operation for some time, they have been very easy to maintain. Other previous guards had been welded to the
conveyor structure, but because these guards have a slide-out side panel, they are really easy to pull apart and remove any carryback
material that the guard has captured. Also, the sand's real sticky, so the rollers need cleaning every couple of days and its very simple to work around
these caged guards.
I'm delighted because the K-Protector Return Idler Guards are very user-friendly and are not overcomplicating what should be a simple job
- guaranteeing worker safety."
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