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SAFE OPERATING PROCEDURE


Compound Mitre Saw

DO NOT use this machine unless you have been trained in safe operation or are fully supervised.



Safety glasses must be worn at all times in work areas.

Long and loose hair must be contained.

Appropriate footwear with substantial uppers must be worn.

Close 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


  1. Check workspaces and walkways to ensure that no slip/trip-hazards are present.

  2. Check that all safety guards are in position and are set to the minimum clearance from the work piece being cut.

  3. Locate and ensure you are familiar with the operation of the ON/OFF starter and Emergency Stop

  4. Ensure all locks are securely tightened.

  5. Ensure table and work area is clear of all tools, off-cut timber and sawdust.

  6. Start the dust extraction unit before using the machine.

  7. Faulty equipment must not be used. Immediately report suspect equipment & tag Out of Service

  8. Check condition of blade – clean , blades sharp and not missing teeth etc.



OPERATIONAL SAFETY CHECKS

  1. Feed saw through at moderate rate

  2. Never remove off cuts or sawdust from the saw table while the saw is running.

  3. Before making adjustments switch off and bring the machine to a complete standstill.

  4. Never leave the machine running unattended.

  5. Remove the rip fence when using the mitre gauge.

  6. Make sure an extra person is available to support long material when cutting


HOUSEKEEPING

  1. Switch off the machine when finished at power.

  2. Leave 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


PROHIBITED

Cutting irregular stock, branches or wood with embedded nails or screws






Ref: SOP 805-004

Mitre Saw

Ver 1:07





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