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Code of Practice for Glass Forming (I.S.) Machines

Code of Practice for Glass Forming (I.S.) Machines

This code of practice provides practical guidance for container glass manufacturers on the safe operation, assessment and control of glass forming machines and ancillary equipment; as well as providing information about suitable control measures, safety devices and guidance for operators, change teams and maintenance engineers.

This version was reprinted in January 2013 including the addition of a supportive statement from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

In support of this code of practice, the working group has also launched a Safe Swabbing Guidance Note, which sets out the minimum, good practice standards for manual lubrication ("swabbing") of glass container moulds

For further information, please see the press release regarding the launch of this code of practice .

Hardcopies are available at a rate of £5.00 each (minimum order of four) or 10 copies can be purchased for £30.00. To place an order, or for a price for a larger volume, please contact us .

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