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Document ID (ISN)106520
CIS number 07-609
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Ceramics Information Sheet No.3
Health and Safety Executive
Title Safe use of electric kilns in craft and education
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Aug. 2003. 4p. 20 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This information note gives advice on the safe use of electric kilns in the craft and education sectors. Topics covered: legal requirements; hazards from electrical kilns; requirements for the location and installation of the kiln; electrical safety; safe operation; kiln maintenance; precautions to be taken with refractory ceramic fibre linings (carcinogens); control of fumes; manual handling of the ware being fired.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; pottery industry; safe working methods; kilns
Descriptors (secondary) legal aspects; asbestos; fire hazards; smoke; fireproof materials; electrical safety; ventilation; preventive maintenance; data sheet; manual handling
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Materials, glass and ceramics
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Electrical safety
Browse category(ies) Glass, pottery and related materials