Product inspections for mobile conveyor systems

Serious accidents have occurred involving conveyors or conveyor belts in the past. The lack of (adequate) guarding of moving parts is often the cause. Employees can unwittingly move too close to the drive rollers/turning rollers of the machine. The consequences are drastic: limbs, hair or clothing can become entangled in the moving parts, resulting in serious injury or even amputation.

Based on risk analysis, the Market surveillance programme for product safety, by the SZW Inspectorate, has prioritised the Mobile Conveyors product group. Inspections were conducted at the premises of market participants in mobile conveyors, in 2015.