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Jo-Beau Woodchippers - Important Product Information

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Our company Fletcher Stewart (Stockport) Limited has been advised by the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) that it is our responsibility to bring to your attention a recent development regarding Jo-Beau Woodchippers.

 

Following a lengthy investigation by the HSE into the reach distances that Jo-Beau Woodchippers are manufactured to. The HSE have concluded that all new machines must now have their in-feed distances increased. The reason for extending the in-feed distance on these machines is to reduce the risk of the operator coming in to contact with the cutting system.

 

You will see from the picture below an extension tray is now fitted to the model M300.

 

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If you have any concerns regarding this matter or if you wish to bring your machine up to the standard now stipulated by the HSE on new machines please contact the manufacturer directly at the address below. To obtain this modification all enquiries must be directed to the original manufacturer and not to Fletcher Stewart.

 

Contact Information

Jo Beau Products

Grasdreef 10

8200 Brugge

Tel: +32 50390402

Email: info@jobeau.eu

Webiste: www.jobeau.eu

 

HSE Case Number: 4093650

This information was authorised and approved by the UK HSE

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Thanks for this info, ftr I cant see how on earth anyone can get anywhere near the blades. I have a long reach and there must be a further 4inches before I get anywhere near them (on M300) Has there been an incidence where someone has come into contact with the blades during the course of operation?

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Thanks for this info, ftr I cant see how on earth anyone can get anywhere near the blades. I have a long reach and there must be a further 4inches before I get anywhere near them (on M300) Has there been an incidence where someone has come into contact with the blades during the course of operation?

That modification is going to make the chipper unstable?Any comments?

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Andy, there has been no reported incident but the machines were reported to the HSE for possible infringement of reach distances. The HSE had a responsibility to investgate.

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Andy, there has been no reported incident but the machines were reported to the HSE for possible infringement of reach distances. The HSE had a responsibility to investgate.

Nigel, just to clarify then. This applies to new machines, NOT existing ones?

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This applies to all new Jo-Beau machines now supplied. It is your choice whether to have an exsiting machine updated with a modified hopper.

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