Machine Guarding

This online Machine Guarding course will help you define mechanical hazards associated with machinery use and identify the requirements and methods for machine guarding.


Machines that are not properly safeguarded can cause serious injury, including eye injuries, blindness, and even crushed or severed fingers, hands, and arms. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), “Approximately one-half of all amputations occur in the manufacturing sector, while the remaining amputations are distributed among industry divisions including construction, wholesale trade, retail trade, services, etc.” If you work in any of these industries, you should be aware of the risk improper machine guarding poses to your health and safety.

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Define mechanical hazards associated with machinery use
  • Identify the requirements of a machine safeguard
  • Identify methods for machine guarding and specific types of machine safeguards
  • Identify the rights and responsibilities of an employee when working around guarded machinery, including PPE use and training requirements


  • Introduction
  • Mechanical Hazards
  • Safeguarding Requirements
  • Machine Safeguards
  • User Requirements


Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 20 minutes.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.

How We Help

At BIS, we take great pride in how we can positively impact others on a global scale. We create engaging online safety modules to ensure the safety of our customers and clients, and tailor the modules to fit our clients' needs. Keeping each other safe is a critical responsibility that makes a large impact on the organizations that we work with. We take pride in our ability to cultivate a positive, safe and healthy work environment.

What We Do

Our organization is committed to fostering a culture of inclusivity and innovation, and we stand by our core values: Compassion, Humility, and Integrity. We believe that a positive and supportive work environment is essential for the success of our business and the well-being of our employees. Compassion and Inclusivity is at the core of our culture. We strive to create an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported. Collaboration is another key element of our culture. We believe that working together as a team, leads to better outcomes and a more fulfilling work experience. We encourage open communication, active listening, and constructive feedback, and we support our employees in sharing ideas and taking ownership of their work. Finally, we embrace innovation as a driving force behind our success.

At BIS, our culture is centered around our commitment to client satisfaction, employee empowerment, and collaborative innovation. We strive to create an environment where everyone can contribute their unique superpowers and perspectives.

Who We Are

We are a growing technology company based out of Sherwood Park, Alberta. We provide a
compliance and learning management software for the Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) professional Our software, BIStrainer, is a cloud-based application which includes tens of thousands of training courses for any user, we can build and modify courses to meet the needs of any field user and we have a state-of-the-art program to help our clients organize their training information and needs.

Our Company was established in 2006 and we now have over 1 million active users and over 1,000 company clients and partners who rely on BIStrainer for their health and safety programs.