Machine guarding in Ontario is different from machine guarding anywhere else in North America.  The Ontario Ministry of Labor (MOL) have their own set of regulations and enforcement to deal with concerning machine guarding in Ontario.

The Pre-Start Health and Safety Review (PSR) is specific to Ontario – It is required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act, that industrial machinery or equipment has Pre-Start Health and Safety Review.  This PSR must be carried out by a licensed professional engineer.  Ferndale Safety can help you find a licensed professional engineer in Ontario.  We have partnered with a network of engineers in Ontario that can do PSR’s regardless of if you’re located in Toronto, Ottawa or Thunder Bay.

The second item that is Ontario-specific is the field evaluation that is required for any machinery or equipment that has been electrically modified.  This is important when safety devices such as emergency stops or interlock switches are installed.

Technician installing drill press machine guarding in Ontario.

Machine Guarding Ontario – How We Can Help?

Ferndale Safety specializes in machinery guarding solutions.  This includes physical guarding, as well as electrical safety upgrades such as the installation of emergency stops and interlock switches.  We have a wide range of off-the-shelf guards that are ready to install on your machinery.  You can choose to install the guards yourself or have one of our installation technicians do it for you.

Who Are We & What do we do?

Ferndale Safety is a 100% Canadian company that specializes in machine safety.  For over 10 years we have been safeguarding machines across North America.  We have helped industry, schools and government institutions safeguard their machines in the province of Ontario, Canada.