Health and Safety for Machine Knitters

Generally knitting machines do not pose a great risk to health or safety, but some supervision is required for younger or less experienced users because of the moving parts, the sharp or heavy elements, and the electrical components of some models of machine or their accessories (eg a garter carriage).

Moving parts

Sharp or heavy objects

Electrical safety

When setting up or dismantling a knitting machine, care should be taken when lifting and moving the heavier components and the portable table, if used.