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Safety Notice for the Heidelberg and Thompson Platen machine

Safety Notice for the Heidelberg and Thompson Platen machine back to list

05 September 2013

There have been a small number of isolated incidents over the years involving the use of platen presses,  mostly around injury caused by operatives being struck by the ‘windmill’ flick action of the mechanical system at the front of the machine.  Otherwise, there appears to be a good safety record. However, in the eyes of the law for workplace safety, the Platen does not meet the requirements of PUWER in relation to not having suitable guarding to prevent a person accessing dangerous parts of machinery.

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