Safe working with printing machinery

Print manufacturing uses a variety of materials, from tissue and newspaper to metals. We have produced guidance for the following machines used in print manufacturing.

Rotary printing press

This fact sheet provides guidance on risks and good practice when loading and unloading material, printing, cutting, folding and stacking, as well as undertaking maintenance, cleaning and repairs. It also provides guidance on non-mechanical hazards such as hazardous substances and noise.

Rotary printing press

Platen press

This fact sheet provides guidance on loading and unloading, feeding materials to the press and press operation, as well as undertaking maintenance, cleaning and repairs. It also provides guidance on non-mechanical hazards such as noise and slips, trips and falls.

Platen press

Paper cutting guillotines

This fact sheet provides guidance on risks and good practice when loading and unloading materials and making the cut, as well as undertaking maintenance, cleaning and repairs. It also provides guidance on non-mechanical hazards such as noise and slips, trips and falls.

Paper cutting guillotines