New advice on threading calenders from UK safety body

By Liz White, ERJ staff
London-Tyre and rubber processors who use calenders should make working conditions safer for operators by making sure they follow new advice from the UK’s Health and Safety Executive on threading these important pieces of equipment.

* All safety guards should be in position during threading, said the HSE;
* A minimum of two people should be in attendance throughout the whole threading operation; and
* A ‘slow crawl’ operating speed should be used throughout.

Material is passed through calenders-which have a number…

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