Finally, the implementation of mesh guards to protect the pinch points of the mentioned conveyors must strictly adhere to the current European standards:
DIVING INTO THE HEART OF SAFETY INNOVATION WITH ENDURIDE
Our journey begins with a pre-study, forged in collaboration with the engineering company A2EP Norda Stelo, where Enduride solutions emerged as the rare gem. An online exploration then highlighted the potential of Enduride as a supplier, thus initiating a collaboration focused on safety and adaptability.
The choice of Enduride’s safety guards naturally emerged due to a symbiosis between the product and the specific needs of SLN. An understanding of the operational environment and safety standards, along with tailor-made guards that are agile, easy to install, and maneuver during maintenance, were key factors in this strategic decision. Faced with these complex conditions, the imperative was to develop protection solutions that are both robust and adapted, capable of withstanding the elements while ensuring the safety and operational efficiency of conveyors in this demanding environment. Enduride’s strong reputation within the group greatly solidified this choice.
Our first intervention materialized on conveyor T1, where the installation of guards was completed over a length of 80 meters in just two days under our supervision. An achievement that attests to our operational efficiency and commitment to uncompromising safety.
Before choosing Enduride, SLN had undertaken a comprehensive study of safety solutions. A field test with fixed metal guards had been conducted, but it was the flexibility of Enduride’s guards that won the match, demonstrating unparalleled adaptability.
Before the arrival of Enduride mesh guards, compliance with safety standards was a central concern for SLN. Our guards met this challenge by ensuring compliance with standards and blocking unauthorized access to the hazardous area while enabling users to work safely with the conveyor.
ENHANCED SAFETY AND REINVENTED COLLABORATION
While accident statistics remain unchanged (thanks to the absence of incidents), Enduride’s tensioned net guards have established strengthened daily safety. Employees, initially hesitant, now view these guards as essential collaborators rather than obstacles. Adjustments to plans and the cable locking system are suggested for continuous improvement.
Employee training has been crucial, but managing change remains a human challenge. The addition of these lightweight yet sturdy guards has reinvented the relationship between humans and machines, ushering in a new era of secure collaboration.
Measuring tangible benefits can be complex, but SLN observes a daily safety gain with Enduride guards, which remain in place permanently, facilitating daily operations compared to heavy metal guards.
The integration of Enduride mesh guards has not only enhanced safety but has also positively influenced SLN’s reputation within the Eramet group, fully supporting the bold and humane vision of “People First”. A successful fusion of innovation, safety, and team well-being.
THE IMPORTANCE OF CUSTOMIZED SOLUTIONS
This project demonstrates our ongoing commitment to safety and the protection of critical equipment. SLN’s positive experience with Enduride guards underscores the importance of tailored, maneuverable solutions, and serious partnerships in the conveyor safety field. Another step towards a secure and efficient working environment. Our understanding of conveying operations and safety standards ensures not only regulatory compliance but also the implementation of optimal safety measures, thereby ensuring the adequate protection of pinch points on our conveyors. A protection system that will be embraced by workers for its user-friendliness: installation, opening and closing, maintenance, and access to spare parts.
Optimization Of Conveyor Safety With Enduride At SLN, A Subsidiary Of The Eramet Group
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