The Ironer Safety Program
Loose Clothing Is Dangerous
Loose clothing is a hazard when operating any machinery; especially a roller ironer, as it has moving parts that cause serious injury to a person.
When operating machinery, DO NOT wear:
Long hair not tied back
Removing clothing near an ironer
These items are not to be worn when operating machinery:
Bead type necklaces
Any item that can be caught in moving parts
It is OK to wear:
Rings with flat bands
Medical alert bracelets and/or necklaces if they are restrained within clothing or within a wrist band so as not to cause injury.
Due to the hazards of moving parts on roller ironers it is important that hair longer than shoulder length must be restrained in an appropriate hair tie.
Long ribbons or accessories are not to be used to tie hair back.
In most laundries it is recommend that hats or hair nets be worn to restrain hair and for hygiene purposes. Customers do not want to find hairs in their linen, especially table linen.
When catching folded linen from the back of the ironer, items may be hot and therefore gloves should be worn if required