Plastics Rotational Moulding Ovens: HSE Issues Safety Alert


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Posted on 25 Jul 2014

The safety alert OPSTD 1-2014 bulletin was issued in July 2014 following a fatality in a plastics rotational moulding oven.

The alert is to raise awareness of the issue of whole body entrapment inside rotational moulding ovens and to urge users of these machines to review their moulding machines and procedures to ensure whole body entrapment is not possible through:

  • the layout and design of machinery;
  • safe working procedures; and
  • ensuring a means of escape from the oven is provided.

Businesses should ensure that a risk assessment and safe systems of work procedures are documented and communicated to all personnel to ensure that the risk of entrapment is eliminated, reduced and/or controlled.

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