- The cutting-edge technology presented by VIZ-Steel is awarded in the federal labour safety competition
The cutting-edge technology presented by VIZ-Steel is awarded in the federal labour safety competition
By the results of the all-Russian competition "Protecting professionals", the VIZ-Steel (member of NLMK Group) project of production line access control for the protection of employees from industrial risks received an incentive prize for an interesting practice and useful experience in improving labour protection.
The competition was established by the scientific and technical publication "Modern Machine Building" and sponsored by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the RF and the Interregional Association for promoting safe working conditions "Etalon". 214 projects of companies from over 100 cities of Russia were presented to the jury. Ten of them reached the final, including the VIZ-Steel project.
VIZ-Steel has been using the advanced technology of automated access to production lines, which eliminates the influence of human factor on the production safety, since 2015. The system includes two levels of protection. At the first level, unauthorized access to a dangerous area would trigger the sound and light alarm. If the actions continue and there is a real risk of injury, the second level of protection would activate, and the blocking equipment would force the production line to stop.
Currently, VIZ-Steel has equipped four lines of thermal units with machine enclosures. In 2020, the company plans to implement its advanced technology on 180 local elements of cold rolling shop equipment, thus eliminating the risk of injury to employees, which could be caused by unauthorized access in the identified potentially dangerous areas.