Question – Who is allowed to remove a machine guard?
Answer – Never remove a guard on a tool you are actively using. These rules apply even if you have extensive experience with the tool, as you simply can neither foresee nor prevent every possible injury risk. Remember, when working with power tools, life-altering injuries can happen in well under a second.
Only trained maintenance engineers can remove guardings as part of maintenance and repair proceedures. This will always follow a strict risk assesment.