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Safe use of machinery in manufacturing

[image] Safe use of machinery.

Every year hundreds of people are seriously injured at work because the machines they work on are not safe.

Health and safety inspectors are visiting manufacturing businesses across the country to raise employers’ awareness of proper machine guarding and remind them of their duties under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992.

The safe use of machinery in manufacturing project is part of the Manufacturing Sector Action Plan.

 

Best Practice Guidelines for the Safe Use of Machinery

This guideline outlines the hazards that come with using machinery in the workplace, potential injuries and how best to control these hazards. It gives duty holders advice on how to use machinery safely and meet their duties under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 (HSE Act) and the Health and Safety in Regulations 1995 (HSE Regulations). When using this guideline, consider the unique demands of your workplace and industry; there may be other hazards and risks not covered in this guideline.

 

Safe Use of Machinery industry specific fact sheets

 

Safe Use of Machinery Toolkit

 

Position paper for the safe use of machinery