Clothes Iron

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Clothes Iron

Details

Various clothes irons in textiles area

Condition Notes

Various

Induction and Training

None required.

Owners

textilestechs

Risk Assessment

Risk: Medium Risk before controls

Induction: None

Activity

  • The removal of creases from fabric by applying a hot plate of metal.

Personal Protective Equipment

  • N/A

Procedure

Before During After
  • Perform a visual inspection of the iron and look for any physical damage, especially the electrical cord
  • Perform a check of the ironing board or suitable ironing surface
  • Peform a check of the iron rack where the hot iron will be placed while hot
  • Be sure to place the iron on its rack between uses and not left on the ironing surface
  • Leave in a suitable place to cool down
  • Do not touch the iron plate after operation as it will be extremely hot.
  • Put the tool away.
  • Tidy up your working area.

Risk Assessment

Hazard Persons Before Controls Controls After Controls
Burns Current and next operator Severity
Significant injury
Likelihood
Unlikely
Risk
Medium
  • Iron to be left to cool in an appropriate place during and after use
Severity
Minor injury
Likelihood
Very unlikely
Risk
Low
Fire People in the vicinity Severity
Significant injury
Likelihood
Unlikely
Risk
Medium
  • Equipment is CE marked
  • Iron not left on cloth
Severity
Significant injury
Likelihood
Very unlikely
Risk
Low

Before Use

During Use

After Use

Maintenance

References

eg. instruction manuals, tutorial videos etc.