Qut facility management safe operating procedure
QUT FACILITY MANAGEMENT
SAFE OPERATING PROCEDURE
use this machine unless you have been trained in safe operation or are fully supervised.
afety glasses must be worn at all times in work areas.
ong and loose hair must be contained.
ppropriate footwear with substantial uppers must be worn.
lose fitting/protective clothing must be worn.
Rings and jewellery must not be worn.
Hearing protection must be worn when using this machine.
PRE-OPERATIONAL SAFETY CHECKS & SET UP
Check workspaces and walkways to ensure that no slip/trip-hazards are present.
Check that all safety guards are in position and are set to the minimum clearance from the work piece being cut.
Locate and ensure you are familiar with the operation of the ON/OFF
starter and Emergency Stop
Ensure all locks are securely tightened.
Ensure table and work
area is clear of all tools
, off-cut timber and sawdust.
Start the dust extraction unit before using the machine.
Faulty equipment must not be used. Immediately report suspect equipment & tag
Check condition of blade – clean , blades sharp
and not missing teeth etc
saw through at moderate rate
Never remove off cuts or sawdust from the saw table while the saw is running.
Before making adjustments switch off and bring the machine to a complete standstill.
Never leave the machine running unattended.
Remove the rip fence when using the mitre gauge.
Make sure an extra person is available to support
long material when cutting
Switch off the machine when finished at power.
the machine in a safe
, clean and tidy state.
POTENTIAL HAZARDS/ RISKS
Kickback - wood may catch or jam
and be flung back violently
Airborne dust & splinters Eye injuries Contact with
blade at point of operation
Cutting irregular stock
, branches or wood
with embedded nails or screws
Ref: SOP 805-004
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