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Bespoke Machine Guards

Sponmech have designed and built all kinds of special purpose machine guards.

All machinery guarding designed and manufactured by Sponmech come with certificates of conformity, are fully HSE compliant and where the application requires it, will also be CE marked.

Sponmech also manufacture a large number of bespoke machinery guards. We will always seek to find the optimum safety solution, best design and most appropriate materials for the job. If you need a guard for any type of machine, Sponmech will most likely ‘have done it before’.

Sponmech design, manufacture and supply machine guarding to many industries including automotive, aerospace, engineering, cable manufacturing, paper, packaging, construction, energy and utilities, machinery manufacturers, timber processing, pharmaceutical, food & drink, oil & gas work, mining, chemical works and many, many more. 

Our guarding systems ensure compliance with the Provision and use of workplace equipment regulations (P.U.W.E.R.98) and The Supply of Machinery (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2011.

We supply Webster and Bennett guards from stock designs, and we supply Horizontal boring machine guards from stock designs. We provide standard lathe, milling machine, drilling machine and grinding machine guards.

Sponmech has the capacity and experience to deliver very large scale projects. A large majority of our work is Powder Coat finished in our on-site powder coating facility. We offer a wide range of colours from stock.

Sponmech is equipped with a full in-house CAD Design facility using the very latest inventor package ‘Autodesk Product Design Suite 2015’. Amongst our armor of machinery there includes CNC punch pressing machines, CNC press braking machines and CNC guillotines. We work with a range of materials from Stainless Steel to Polycarbonate.

Sponmech design machine guards to the following British Standards:

BS EN 953
BS EN 953:1997+A1:2009 Safety of Machinery Guards. This is the main standard for the design and construction of fixed and movable guards. All Sponmech's guarding systems comply with this standard. BS EN 953 encompasses all machine types, and identifies what aspects of machinery, guarding and machine operator personnel must be considered. Although this is the main British standard for machinery guards, by complying with BS EN 953, other standards cannot simply be ignored.

BS EN ISO 12100
BS EN ISO 12100:2003+A1:2009 Safety of Machinery. Basic concepts, general principles for design. Basic terminology, methodology.BS EN ISO 12100 provides designers with an overall framework and guidance to enable them to produce machines that are safe for their intended use. It also provides a strategy for standard makers. The concept of safety of machinery considers the ability of a machine to perform its intended function(s) during its lifecycle where risk has been adequately reduced. All our bespoke guarding systems comply with this standard.

BS EN ISO 13857
BS EN ISO 13857:2008 'Safety of machinery. Safety distances to prevent hazard zones being reached by upper and lower limbs'. BS EN ISO 13857 contains tables and data to enable guards to be designed with an acceptable combination of height, horizontal distance from the hazard, and aperture size (for guards with mesh infill, or other openings in guards).

BS EN 614-2
BS EN 614-2:2000+A1:2008, 'Safety of machinery. Ergonomic design principles. Interactions between the design of machinery and work tasks'. This outlines the mental and physical relationship between operators, equipment and devices.

BS EN ISO 15667:2000
All our acoustic enclosures are designed to BS EN ISO 15667:2000t