Revised guidance produced to prevent accidents at work

Revised guidance has been produced for those using hand-fed platen machines, with the aim of reducing the chance of an accident at work from taking place.

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) figures show that two operators of these die cutting machines were killed in 2007/08 in the UK.

The HSE is providing a new information sheet to those known to be operating this type of machinery to help them to control the risk of crush injuries.

Tim Small, a specialist manufacturing safety inspector at the watchdog, said: "The HSE will be carrying out visits to users to check that firms are taking action to comply with [the] information sheet."

He went on to say that the organisation would consider using its enforcement powers where it finds "particularly poor standards".

Last month, engineering firm Trevett Engineering Limited was fined GBP 30,000 after one of its employees was crushed to death in an accident at work.

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