Updated: Aug 19, 2020
A large, global paper manufacturer achieved a high
workplace safety level before the start of operations
in a new recycled cardboard production facility. Brady
Corporation provided an action plan based on safety
expertise and its wide range of safety identification
A global paper manufacturer acquired and transformed
a large paper mill into a recycled cardboard production
facility for product packaging. New machinery was
installed and the internal layout of the plant was changed
to optimally fit its new purpose.
The complete conversion of the plant also created a need
for new safety and identification solutions:
■■ The new machinery was powered and supplied via new
cabling and pipes and these energy and material flows
needed to be identified
■■ New tools were needed to safely perform maintenance on
the installed machinery in compliance with the company’s
■■ The new layout of the plant required new safety
signalisation to properly inform, warn and guide
Brady offered pipe markers pre-printed to specifications
to identify the contents of pipes throughout the facility.
Identified pipe contents inform coworkers, 3rd party
contractors and first responders about potentially
dangerous pipe contents and help to achieve adapted
behaviour around these pipes. Brady also presented
the BBP37 Multicolour & Cut Sign & Label Printer so the
customer could create his own pipe markers on-site in
order to respond quickly to future needs.
Together with the customer, Brady designed a Lockout/
Tagout plan for the entire plant to achieve a high level
of machine maintenance safety. With Lockout/Tagout,
machine energy can be neutralised during maintenance
to avoid accidents. Brady scoped and documented the
project and identified optimal lockout devices, padlock
types, padlock engraving and padlock key types before
implementing the project in the workplace.
Brady also suggested and implemented safety signs
at selected locations in the plant. Safety signs help to
inform or warn coworkers about risks, mandatory personal
protection and prohibited behaviour.
During the safety identification project, Brady also
provided zero halogen sleeves to identify a large number
of new electrical cables in the plant. Identified cables
provide better insight for maintenance planning and
With these solutions in place, the paper manufacturer
was able to achieve a high level of workplace safety for an
efficient start of operations in the newly converted plant.