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Question 163 February 2003

Over riding guarding / interlocks

Sometimes there is a requirement to over ride interlocks to view machine
performance i.e. a fault has occurred and it requires assessing. What
policies do other company's have to tackle this activity safely?


The following 10 companies answered this question and 2 documents were supplied:

  • Amerada Hess Ltd
  • GKN
  • Smiths Group
  • TXU Europe
  • Walkers Snack Foods
  • Galiform Plc
  • Gallaher Ltd
  • Maersk Oil North Sea UK Limited
  • Pilkington UK Limited
  • Rio Tinto plc
  • "Maintenance Dept Risk Assessments"
  • "Working permit"

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