Pre-Start Health and Safety Reviews

Pre-Start Health and Safety Reviews from Prosafe Inc

By: Prosafe Inc  02-02-2011
Keywords: Engineering, Engineering Services, Ministry of Labour

When modifying existing machinery or installing new machinery, it is your responsibility as an employer to determine if a pre-start health and safety review is required.


In general, any new machine not certified with a letter of declaration from the manufacturer or an existing machine being modified requires a pre-start health and safety review if a provision and a circumstance from Ministry of Labour Regulation 851, Section 7 applies.


If you are a machine manufacturer, you may have been requested by a client to satisfy all applicable requirements for machine safeguarding. Your course of action would be the certification approach, providing your client with a letter of declaration. In this scenario a machine assessment is required.

Keywords: Compliance Evaluations, Engineering, Engineering Services, Health And Safety Reviews, Ministry of Labour,