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Document ID (ISN)76415
CIS number 01-575
Year 2000
Convention or series no. HSE Printing Information Sheet No.3
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Safe systems of work for cleaning flexographic, rotary letterpress and gravure printing presses
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, July 2000. 4p.
Abstract This information sheet was produced by the Printing Industry Advisory Committee in response to concerns about the large number of accidents occurring during operation and maintenance of flexographic, rotary letterpress and gravure printing presses. It provides guidance for employees and supervisors on safe working methods. Main topics covered: accident trends, 1991/1992 to 1995/96; causes of accidents; examples of incidents involving flexographic, rotary letterpress and gravure printing presses; description of a step-by-step approach to the choice of an appropriate method of work (assessing safeguarding standards; deciding on the appropriate safe system for cleaning; training and instruction of employees; monitoring and review by managers). A safeguard checklist is included.
Descriptors (primary) safety devices; United Kingdom; photogravure printing; cleaning; safe working methods; cylinder printing machines
Descriptors (secondary) machinery guarding regulations; check lists; data sheet
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Paper-making and printing
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Safety devices
Cleaning work
Printing, photography and photocopying industry