• Published: 26 May 2023

Practical Videos on carrying out fluid quality checks on metal working fluids released


Description of Incident

Exposure to metalworking fluids can cause serious lung disease, so it is really important that the right control measures and fluid quality checks are in place.

The United Kingdom Lubricants Association Metalworking Fluid Product Stewardship Group, in partnership with HSE and the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, have produced 10 short stand-alone videos.

The videos are to support and encourage greater compliance in the safe management of metalworking fluids.

The videos, aimed at workshop owners and managers, health & safety representatives, workshop supervisors, machine operators and trainee operators, include:

  • easy to follow demonstrations of the quick and simple tests that should be carried out
  • advice on effective storage and mixing of metalworking fluids
  • information on protecting the health of workers and assets

HSE's website also has guidance on managing fluid quality.

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