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Updated Guidance: Safeguarding cutting machines in printing

Summary

  • Guidance on commonly accepted and practicable safeguards for the significant hazards on some cutting machines.
  • Prior to the requirements of European Standard BS EN 1010.

Original Author: HSE
Original Link: http://www.hse.gov.uk/printing/machine/safeguarding-cutting-machines.htm

Content

The guidance in the following tables describes commonly accepted and practicable safeguards for the significant hazards on some cutting machines prior to the requirements of European Standard BS EN 1010 Safety of machinery –Safety requirements for the design and construction of printing and paper converting machines.

  • Three-knife trimmers
  • Label punching machines
  • Round cornering machines
  • Loose knife punching machines
  • Flat-bed cutting and creasing machines
  • Autoplatens
  • Hand-fed platens
  • Guillotines

For some machines, manufactured or refurbished after March 2002, the requirements of European Standard BS EN 1010-3:2002 Safety of machinery – Safety requirements for the design and construction of printing and paper converting machines: Cutting machines apply. See also general safeguarding guidance on machinery safety in the printing industry.