Machine Guarding – Canada

All employees who use power tools and machines during the course of their work


Expected Duration
30 minutes

This course will provide definitions, general requirements, and requirements for different kinds of machinery concerning the Machine Guarding Program. It will provide general discussion of various guarding methods, as well as defining terms associated with machine guarding. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements and best practice standards.
Learner objectives are to identify where mechanical hazards exist, identify the motions and actions of mechanical hazards, specify the hazards created by different kinds of motions, describe the minimum requirements that must be met by all safeguards, recognize the advantages and disadvantages of guard construction, and identify the different types of safeguard devices and guards.
This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Pinchin Group of Companies, an environmental, health, and safety consulting firm with offices across Canada.


Machine Guarding

  • identify the names of the areas where mechanical hazards exist in machines
  • identify the mechanical point on a machine where hazardous actions are most likely to occur
  • identify actions that can result in injury
  • recognize the minimum requirements that must be met by all safeguards
  • recognize the advantages of various types of guard construction
  • identify the different types of safety guards and devices





Multi-license discounts available for Annual and Monthly subscriptions.