Contact with moving machinery

There is a wide of range of machinery used across the non-metallic mineral industries. The different machines all present different risks when operators have to use them.  Employers must do everything they can to prevent access to dangerous moving parts of machinery.  In most cases it is possible to prevent access to dangerous moving parts of machinery by using fixed guards.

When carrying out your risk assessment for the use and operation of machinery you should think about:

  • The risk of being dragged into or entangled with a machine
  • The unexpected movement of a machine or part of that machine
  • The risks which may occur during cleaning and maintenance as well as normal operation

Further useful information can be found on the work equipment and machinery webpages.

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Updated: 2021-05-19