• Mould Machine Operator Inspections

  • Inspection
  • Enter Machine Identification Number

  • Take a photo of the machine inspected

  • Are all fixed and interlocked guards in place, in good condition and secure?

  • Are all interlocking devices correctly aligned and securely attached to guards?

  • Does opening an interlocking guard immediately stop the parts it protects?

  • When an interlocking guard is open do all dangerous parts remain stationary if a start control is pressed?

  • Where time-delay interlocks are fitted do they prevent access until rotation of dangerous parts has stopped?

  • Are fixed guards held in place with fastenings that require a tool to undo them?

  • Where pressure-sensitive mats are fitted does the pressure-sensitive mat indicator work when the mat is stepped on?

  • Do any trip devices function correctly?

  • Are all control unit enclosures closed, locked and the keys removed?

  • Where two-handed controls are provided do both buttons have to be pressed together for the machine to operate?

  • Where hold-to-run controls are provided, if you release the button does the machine stop?

  • Where fitted, are adjustable guards adjusted correctly?

  • Are safety devices, interlocks and guards free from evidence of being tampered with?

  • When the operator's guard is open do the platens remain open?

  • If fitted, is the mechanical restraint correctly positioned?

  • Sign inspection is complete

  • Enter date of inspection

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