Practical Application of the Future European Extrusion Safety Standard EN 14656 in an Existing Plant near Barcelona
Jürgen Sturm, TECALEX Aluminium Technology
Track: MANAGEMENT ISSUES - Safety and Education
ABSTRACT --- Today, more and more companies work safely in a manner that protects
and promotes the health and well-being of the individual and the environment. A modern
extrusion company values human life above all else and manages risks accordingly.
The TECALEX extrusion plant safety system is built up from fences, access protections,
signs and other devices. This equipment is an important milestone to protect the health
and safety of the operators in any modern workshop. In order to comply with the future
European safety standard for extrusion plants (EN 14656), Tecalex adapted its safety
system to the future standard. The practical application was to install the system in the
Tecalum extrusion plant in Tortella, (near to Barcelona), in 2003. The goal of this paper
is to present the safety elements that were installed in the Tecalum extrusion plant.
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