Guarding metal cutting guillotines: A health and safety solution

How to use guards and safe work systems to reduce or eliminate workplace health and safety risks when using metal cutting guillotines.
Last updated

Aug 2010

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PDF, 320.23 kB

Document length

2 pages

What it contains

Unguarded metal cutting guillotines or those with ineffective guards present serious workplace health and safety risks. This document advises how workplaces can reduce injury risks, and explains:

  • the different types of guards that reduce or eliminate these risks
  • other machine features that reduce or eliminate these risks
  • how inspections and maintenance must be conducted
  • your record-keeping responsibilities


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