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CSID: Functional safeguarding of a planer system

May 5, 2022  By CFI staff

Safety is a top priority for sawmills across Canada, and technology is beginning to offer real solutions to improve safeguarding performance and personal safety.

In 2018, UBSafe, supported by the BC Forest Safety Council, tested the feasibility of a control system isolating device (CSID) as a lockout alternative at a planer. According to the BC Forest Safety Council, the project successfully established that CSIDs can elevate worker safety using an engineering control which minimizes or eliminates human factors that can lead to serious injury.

Get an in-depth look at this project from those who made it happen at OptiSaw – the one-day education forum for those driving the future of sawmilling – taking place in Kelowna, B.C., on June 9.

Featured presentation: Functional safeguarding of a planer system


UBSafe principal Ian Rood will share the results of the planer system project: a safe, compliant, efficient system that was measured to reduce jam clearing-related downtime by 50 per cent.

Plus, network with our exciting group of sponsors who are releasing cutting-edge technology to the market.

Seat are limited and open only to sawmill management and owners, process engineers, continual improvement managers, optimization staff, researchers and design consultants. Register now for our early-bird rate of $189.

Check out the preliminary agenda, speakers and register online at www.optisaw.com.

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