Drill Press

Drill Press
SAFETY OPERATING PROCEDURES
Drill Press
DO NOT use this drill press unless you received training by a
certified instructor and you have permission to use the equipment.
Safety glasses must be worn at all
times in work areas.
Long and loose hair must be contained.
Sturdy footwear must be worn at all
times in work areas.
Close fitting/protective clothing must be
worn.
Rings and jewellery must not be
worn.
Hearing protection may be required for
some operations.
Gloves must not be worn when
operating the machine.
Cell phones must be turned off at all
times in the machine shop.
IT IS EXPECTED THAT THESE PROCEDURES BE FOLLOWED AND MAINTAINED IN ALL INSTANCES
Should an incident occur it is imperative it is reported to your instructor or call 9-911.
Please leave all as it is so a review can take place.
PRE-OPERATIONAL SAFETY CHECKS
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Check workspace and walkways to ensure no slip-hazards are present.
Check that the drill chuck guard is in position.
Ensure the chuck key (if used) has been removed from the drill chuck.
Locate and ensure you are familiar with the operation of the ON/OFF starter and E-Stop (if
fitted).
Follow correct clamping procedures to ensure work is secure.
If the job obstructs the walkway erect a barricade.
Adjust spindle speed to suit drill or cutter diameter.
Faulty equipment must not be used. Immediately report suspect equipment.
OPERATIONAL SAFETY CHECKS
1. Never leave the Drill Press while it is running.
2. Before making adjustments or before cleaning swarf accumulations switch off and bring the
machine to a complete standstill.
3. Feed downwards at a sufficient rate to keep the drill cutting.
4. Feed with care as the drill breaks through the underside of the work.
5. Use a safe working posture (beware of hair catching).
HOUSEKEEPING
1. Switch off the machine.
2. Leave the machine in a safe, clean and tidy state.
POTENTIAL HAZARDS
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Hair/clothing entanglement - rotating spindle/drill
Eye injuries
Flying swarf/chips
Sharp edges & burrs
This SOP does not necessarily cover all possible hazards associated with the machine and should be used in conjunction with other references.
It is designed to be used as an adjunct to teaching Safety Procedures and to act as a reminder to users prior to machine use.
Last review 02 March 2011
UofS Mech. Engineering Dept.
H.-J. Steinmetz
Drill Chuck Safety Operation
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Where details of operating speeds and of maximum recommended operating speeds are supplied
these are intended only as a guide. Such details must be regarded as for general guidance only for
the following reasons:
They apply only to chucks in sound condition.
If a chuck has sustained damage, high speeds may be dangerous. This applies particularly to chucks
with grey cast iron bodies wherein fractures may occur.
The gripping power required for any given application is not known in advance.
The actual ripping power being used for any given application is not known by the chuck
manufacturer.
Make sure the chuck key is out of the chuck before you start spindle up.
Never attempt to remove chips by hand, turn off the spindle and use a chip hook or a brush.
Never start the spindle with the chuck key in the chuck.
Your hand should never leave the chuck key during chucking.
7. Try to eliminate long, stringy chips when drilling as they can be easily caught up in the chuck, always
exercise proper chip control.
8. Know the machine speeds and feeds, if you are unsure ask your instructor.
9. Make sure the drills are used properly and for their intended application.
10. Never use compressed air to clean the drill press, as small particles may become embedded into
parts of the machine causing damage, use a soft bristle brush.
HOUSEKEEPING
1. Switch off the main power switch on the lathe and reset all guards to a fully closed position.
2. Leave the machine in a safe, clean and tidy state.
FORBIDDEN
 Cell Phones must be turned off at all times in the machine shop.
This SOP does not necessarily cover all possible hazards associated with the machine and should be used in conjunction with other references.
It is designed to be used as an adjunct to teaching Safety Procedures and to act as a reminder to users prior to machine use.
Last review 02 March 2011
UofS Mech. Engineering Dept.
H.-J. Steinmetz
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