Using machinery

Young workers use a wide range of machinery. Common hazards related to using machinery include:

  • becoming tangled in the moving parts of a machine, eg. clothing or jewellery being caught up between rollers
  • being crushed by the moving parts of a machine
  • cuts from blades and moving parts of a machine
  • being electrocuted by poorly maintained electrical leads or cables.

Injuries from using machinery cause about 10% of injuries to young workers.

If you want to know more about the hazards and risks associated with using machinery, have a look at the resources in the Resource centre.