464. Application of regulations concerning power presses.

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 19981, whose provisions with regard to work equipment generally have already been discussed2, make particular provision with regard to power presses3. 'Power press' means a press or press brake for the working of metal by means of tools, or for die proving, which is power driven and which embodies a flywheel and clutch4. The following types of power presses are, however, excluded from the requirements of that particular provision5:

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    (1)     a power press for the working of hot metal6;

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    (2)     a power press not capable of a stroke greater than 6