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 if you’re in Toronto, Ottawa, or Thunder Bay.

The second item that Ontario requires is the field evaluation for electrically modified machinery or equipment. 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; Which 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 ten years, we have been safeguarding machines across North America.  We have helped industry, schools, and government institutions protect their students and employees from Newfoundland to Ontario and Victoria, BC.

Presence Sensing & Light Curtains

These are all devices that hook up to the electrical system of your machine to help you keep safe.

Safety Accessories

These safety accessories have multiple uses so they get their own category.

Electrical Safety Devices

Here you will find electrical devices that are machine safety related such as E-Stop buttons, safety interlock switches, motor anti-restart protection, and more.

Partitions, Fences & Enclosures

All kinds of partitions, fences and custom enclosures for many different applications.

We constantly add more machine safety products to this website.  Don’t forget! If you can’t seem to find exactly what you are looking for then give us a call. We have tons of solutions and products that may not be listed here yet. Click here to find out how to contact us.