Metal cutting guillotine

The Problem

metal cutting guillotine

A noise assessment revealed that the noise level at the operator's position of a metal cutting guillotine was 92dB.

The Solution

  • The guillotine was fully serviced and its hydraulics repaired.
  • A collecting tray was fitted with rollers and covered with carpet, to reduce the impact of falling off-cut metal.

The Results

The noise level at the operator's position was reduced by 8dB to 84dB.

The Costs

£240 (2005 rates).

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Reproduced courtesy of Worksafe, Department of Consumer and Employment Protection, Western Australia.

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Updated 2021-02-10