Each year, serious accidents occur, due to unguarded
or poorly maintained guillotine machines.
In 1999 the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) published a guide
specifically discussing guillotine paper cutter safety. The guide
states that if you have a power operated paper cutting guillotine
then regular checks by both the operator and guillotine engineers
is not only neccessary but now required by law.
At ABT we not only offer you a wide selection of paper guillotines
of all sizes but we also have our own team of competent guillotine
engineers who can carry out these necessary and compulsory safety
Many accidents at power-operated guillotines occur when they
are not properly used or maintained. All operators must receive
instruction and training in the safe use of the guillotine. At
ABT we are able to provide you with this necessary training.
Guillotine Safety Checks:
Safety inspections should be carried out daily or monthly on
your guillotine and by a trained and competent guillotine engineer.
Six-monthly inspections, including all safety components (eg
brakes, clutches, interlocks, switches and cams) stopping performance
and gauging pressure, need to be carried out by a competent guillotine
You will be glad to know that we not only supply a large range
of guillotines but we are also qualified to carry out these required
guillotine safety checks for you.
If you would like to speak to one of our guillotine safety engineers
for advice about this please feel free to call us on: 020
a copy of the HSE Guillotine Safety Guide