BVT are proud to announce that one of our projects has been selected as a finalist for the “Excellence in Engineering for Safety” award at the New Zealand Engineering Excellence Awards.
The project was a series of machine safety assessments carried out for the Comfort Group at thirteen factories across Australia and New Zealand. BVT surveyed every item of production equipment in all 13 factories, carried out risk assessments, and assessed the compliance of the machines with the guarding requirements of AS 4024 – Safety of Machinery. Based on these assessments, we were able to make recommendations for improvements to the guarding and safety features on the machines, to bring them up to the level required by AS 4024.
The benefits of this project for the Comfort Group included the issue of practical, easy-to-implement recommendations for safety improvements, and external validation of their internal efforts to ensure the safety of their machinery. This project formed part of the Comfort Group’s efforts to continuously improve the safety of their factories.
The NZ Engineering Excellence Award winners will be announced at the awards dinner on November 28th. BVT would like to congratulate all of the other finalists.