Presses: Checklist

This checklist is  to ensure the presses are in proper working condition and have the necessary safe guards before workers operate these machines.

This checklist is  to ensure the presses are in proper working condition and have the necessary safe guards before workers operate these machines.

Table and portal gantry presses are used in the assembly of trusses. This checklist provides information to assist all workers in the safe operation of these machines, and to ensure a safer workplace environment.

  • Table press
  • Portal gantry press

Machine and operating environment: checklist

Machine identity/details:

Inspection  date:

Compiled  by: (Employer signature)

Audit criteria

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Machine

Guarding:

Is all guarding in set positions and working properly?

Are safety and trip bars operational?

   

Operating controls:

Are the operating controls easily accessible to the operator?

Do the operating controls prevent accidental start-up?

Are the control functions clearly marked?

   

Emergency stop:

Is there an emergency stop of the mushroom-headed type (or equivalent)?

Is the emergency stop easily accessible and labelled?

Are the stop/start buttons, emergency stop buttons, and safety bars all operating effectively?

   
Moving parts: Are the transmission drive and other moving parts totally enclosed or guarded?    

Equipment isolation:

Are there systems in place for the machine to be isolated?

   

Operating environment

Work space:

Is there a clear work space around the machine?

Is everyone off the press and out of the way of the operator platform?

Are there any foreign objects or tooling left on the press?

   

Lighting:

Is the general and task lighting adequate?

   

Housekeeping:

Is the floor area regularly cleaned, and all off-cuts and other debris removed?

   

Safe, firm, foothold:

Does the floor surface around the machine provide a safe, firm foothold?

   

Supervision

Training:

Are all operators of this machine trained and experienced, and also instructed and supervised by a competent person when undergoing training?

   

PPE:

Example of PPE

Has the correct type of PPE been provided to workers and being worn?

   

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