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Further information on Work
Equipment and Machinery is
available on the HSE website

CORRUGATED

HAND-FED PLATEN PRESSES
In January 2011 HSE wrote to all known users of HFP alerting them to the risks of these machines and providing a new Information Sheet.

CPI Members Advice
The Information Sheet below sets out what you need to do.  

What should companies do now?
This is a complex issue – your first step should be to read the Information Sheet and work out which parts apply to you. Once you’ve done this, you need to plan the action that you are going to take.  The first question that you need to ask yourself is whether a hand-fed platen is the most suitable type of machine for the work that you produce. If you routinely undertake high-volume production work, semi-autoplatens or autoplatens maybe a better solution?

Upgrades to guarding systems may be complex and take time to organise. However there are some simple short term steps that you can take to reduce the risks.  These include not using the dwell; ensuring electrical isolation points are in appropriate positions; ensuring there are suitable safe systems of work, ensuring operators are properly trained and that there is a system of daily checks in place.

Additional Information on Hand-Fed Platen Presses

UPDATED CORRUGATOR GUARDING STANDARDS AND SAFE WORKING PRACTICES

MULTIPOINT GLUERS GUARDING STANDARD

MATERIALS HANDLING GUIDANCE

PAPERMAKING

MAKING PAPER SAFELY

REWINDING PAPER SAFELY: SAFE USE OF REELING AND SLITTING MACHINES
Rewinding paper safely: Safe use of reeling and slitting machines - is the HSE guidance document aimed at managers and employees working in the paper and board industry. The guidance will help you carry out a risk assessment, compare what you have now with the control measures recommended, and decide what more you need to do. It replaces the 1990 guidance document ‘Reeling and slitting machines in the paper and board making industry'.

Representatives from all the relevant stakeholders within the paper and board industry were involved in the writing of this document and the content has been approved by PABIAC (Paper and board industry advisory committee) as being both workable and achievable.

Additional Information
Throughout the development of the guidance, additional supporting material was produced. Unfortunately due to the document only being available via the website and a HSE restriction on its size we were unable to include this material. Additional information is included below:

1- Example risk assessment – Working inside guards before
2- Example risk assessment – Working inside guards after
3- Risk Assessment matrix
4- Winder task list
5- Working inside enclosure - Checklist
6- Reeler and Slitter Compliance Checklist

This compliance checklist was compiled by a Member company as an aide to auditing its current standard for reeling and slitting machines against the standard ‘Rewinding paper safely’.

It is not a definitive document; the checklist may not cover all the aspects of ‘rewinding paper safely’ or your own particular circumstances. Companies are therefore encouraged to adapt this according to their individual requirements.

RECOVERED PAPER

RECOVER PAPER SAFELY

DISSAPATION OF RESIDUAL ENERGY IN THE RECOVERED PAPER INDUSTRY

BALER AND COMPACTOR INFORMATION

GENERAL

THE SAFE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF MACHINERY, PLANT & EQUIPMENT
In recent years a significant number of new or recently purchased pieces of equipment have been found not to be guarded to the required UK standards or being operated by unsafe methods. The consequences of such purchases have included expensive retrofitting or rectification, delays in commissioning and at worst accidents. This guidance document, produced by members of the Corrugated Health and Safety Committee is applicable to all sectors, and is designed to assist companies in planning and implementing the purchase of new machinery, plant and equipment. To support the general principles contained within the document there are a number of checklists designed to assist in the process.

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