Film ID: YFA 1160 Video of YFA_1160 See You Tomorrow SEE YOU TOMORROW - CROSSLEY CARPETS 1965 Visitor TabsDescription See You Tomorrow is a safety at work training film for employees of Crossley Carpets, located in Halifax, West Yorkshire. The film emphasizes the correct way to use the different types of machinery used in carpet production as well highlights the dangers which will result if proper safety procedures are not followed. Title - See You Tomorrow Sponsored by Crossley Carpets Safety Committee Music - The Crossley March Composed and conducted by Mr. J. Harrison B.B.C.M. Played by Crossley Carpet Works Band The film begins by following a Crossley Carpet van down the hill and across the bridge to show the Crossley Carpet Factory at Dean Clough, Halifax, in the background. The film then moves inside the factory and shows the different machinery in use. The film's commentary states that the machines cannot think for themselves. It is only started and stopped by the switch, not if something gets caught in the machine. Both men and women workers are at machines in the factory. The carding machine, which has steel claws, is the most dangerous in the textile industry. There is a close up of the machine's claws. This is followed by footage of one of the younger workers using a machine incorrectly. He is correct by the foreman. Workmen unload raw materials from the delivery lorry into the factory warehouse. The men demonstrate the proper way to use the hooks and slings needed to transport the materials up to the second and third floors of the building. A handgun is loaded with bullets and pointed towards the camera to compare the dangers of work in the factory, specifically the dangers of using a compressed airgun incorrectly. The compressed air machine has the power of 100 pounds per square inch. A man then gives a demonstration with a glass eye in a small cup. The air easily blows the eyeball out of the cup illustrating the dangers of the machine. Safety goggles should be worn at all times. The safety equipment, including clothing and protective goggles, is supplied by the factory. A workman gets a splinter in his finger and goes to the ambulance room where the nurse administers first aid. The commentary states that even the most minor of injuries can lead to infection causing a much greater loss. Medical facilities are offered to all employees for these cases. Following this are examples of minor hazards, mostly caused as a result of poor housekeeping. The film explains the importance of not leaving trolleys in walkways, putting broken crockery into the waste paper bin, and to carefully discard bobbins so they do not end up on the floor. The correct methods of lifting material and equipment are then demonstrated. Finally it's noted that all employees receive safety training upon their arrival to the factory. The film closes with posters showing safety procedures and the titles - Go safe, Stop accidents, See you Tomorrow Title - Photography and Direction by Mark Pearson Produced by Crossley Carpets Film Unit The End Context The lesson here is clear, do the right things in the workplace – wear totectors and Rozalex barrier cream – and all will be well, and if not there is a nurse on hand with a plaster. With the start of Harold Wilson’s “white heat of technology" revolution, Crossley Carpets of Halifax step their efforts to educate their employees about the dangers of the mill. 1965 was relatively accident free, with no legislation in the pipeline and Crossley Carpets thriving; nevertheless , the workers themselves, apparently untutored in any acting skills, and seemingly mildly perplexed by the whole exercise, demonstrate the perils of the workplace. This is one of three films made by Crossley Carpets over the course of a year; the other two being a promotional film for Crossley products and a recruitment film. At one time Dean Clough was possibly the largest integrated carpet mill in the world, with more than a million square feet of space over 20 acres – running for an unbroken half mile up the Hebble valley, and employing 5,000 workers. The company merged with Carpet Manufacturing Co in 1969 to form Carpets International. Dean Clough complex was closed in January 1982. The company is a fitting one for this film as it was for the textile mills that the first safety legislation for factories in the UK was initiated, first in 1802, and then more effectively in 1834.