Machinery Signs are a range of signs which convey messages which all relate to machinery throughout the workplace, these Machinery Signs provide vital information regarding machines and are illustrated by mandatory and hazard warning types of messages. Generally, any equipment which is used by an employee at work is covered, for example hammers, knives, ladders, drilling machines, power presses, circular saws, lifting equipment (including lifts), dumper trucks and motor vehicles.
Similarly, if you allow employees to provide their own equipment then it will also be covered by PUWER and you will need to make sure it complies. Working with machinery can be dangerous because moving machinery can cause injuries in many ways, you will need to display machinery warning signs. People can be hit and injured by moving parts of machinery or ejected material. Parts of the body can also be drawn into or trapped between rollers, belts and pulley drives. Sharp edges can cause cuts and severing injuries, sharp-pointed parts can stab or puncture the skin, and rough surface parts can cause friction or abrasion. People can be crushed both between parts moving together or towards a fixed part of the machine, wall or other object, and two parts moving past one another can cause shearing.
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