Farm Machinery Guarding – A Practical Guide

This document will be useful even if you have no current knowledge of either health and safety risk management or guarding requirements. It talks about machinery guarding and your legal responsibilities. The law not only requires that necessary guards are in place, but also holds you accountable for the quality and effectiveness of the guard.


The advice in this document is intended to help you so that your guards are as good as they can be, and so that you know what the legal implications are.


Have a read, to get a good idea about what the law now requires you to do, and get some useful information for farm machinery guarding design. If you’re not sure about “Health and Safety”, it’s best to read this Guideline from start to finish. Get a cuppa, sit down, and read on to pick up some new knowledge.