Safety Operating Procedures

Safety Operating Procedures
WHS System - Corporate
SWI80
Safe Work Instruction - Saw - Compound Mitre
DO NOT use this plant* unless you have been inducted in its safe use and operation by an
Authorised Experienced Operator
This SWI may not cover all possible hazards and risks and should be referred to as a control measure in the risk assessment process.
Additional training may be required for high risk plant. Site and task may change required PPE.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Eye protection must be worn
Long and loose hair must be
contained or covered.
Foot protection must be worn
Protective body clothing must
be worn
Hearing protection must be
worn
POTENTIAL HAZARDS AND RISKS
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Cutting, Stabbing or Puncturing
Injury from sharp or flying object
Injury from work pieces being ejected
Struck by Moving Object
Struck by moving object due to work pieces being
ejected
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Slip, Trips, Falls
Slip, trip, fall due to workspace and walkways not
being made clear
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Electrical Shock or Burn
Electrical shock or burn from damaged or poorly
maintained electrical leads and cables
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Manual Task Injury
Manual task injury from awkward body posture
Manual task injury from plant vibration
Other
Hearing damage from excessive noise
Irritation from excessive dust
Injury due to kickback from sharp rotating parts
Injury from contact with moving parts
PRE-OPERATIONAL SAFETY CHECKS
 Complete site specific risk assessment
 Complete visual plant check before operation
 Ensure you are familiar with plant operations and
 Use clamps to secure and support the work piece
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controls
 Ensure appropriate blade is used, ensure blade is
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serviceable and fitted correctly
Ensure that guards are fitted, secured and
functional in accordance with manufacturers
guidelines
Ensure the saw is properly secured to a work table
by bolts/clamps at approximately hip height
Ensure the saw is operated on an RCD protected
circuit
Confirm saw has a current electrical safety tag
Check workspaces and walkways to ensure no
slip/trip hazards are present
Ensure power lead is in good working order and
does not create a trip hazard
Keep table and work area clear of all tools, off cut
timber and saw dust
Start the dust extraction unit before using the
machine if applicable or dust bag is fitted
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to a stable platform. Do not use a length stop on
the free scrap end of a clamped work piece
Before turning on the saw, perform a dry run of the
cutting operation to ensure that no problems will
occur when the cut is made
Allow the blade to reach full speed before
contacting the work piece
Avoid reaching over the saw line. Do not cross
arms when cutting
When pulling the saw down with your right hand,
keep the left hand, especially the thumb, well clear
of the line of cut
If work piece is bowed and warped, clamp it with
the outside bowed face towards the fence
After finishing the cut, release the switch, hold the
saw arm down and wait for the blade to stop before
removing work or off-cut piece
Before making adjustments disconnect the plug
and bring plant to a complete standstill
ENDING OPERATIONS
 Allow plant to cool before performing any
maintenance, refuelling or cleaning
Ensure plant is in good working order and stored in
the appropriate location
OPERATING PROCEDURES
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 Keep clear of moving plant parts
 Operate plant to the conditions of the work area
 Ensure all adjustments are secure before making a
DO NOT
cut
 Do not use if plant is faulty. Attach a DO NOT
OPERATE tag and report fault to your supervisor
 Do not cut more than one piece at a time
TRIM Ref: 53289E
Adopted: 15.04.2016
Last Amended:
Review Date: 15.03.2019
UNCONTROLLED WHEN PRINTED
Version: 1
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WHS System - Corporate
SWI80
 Do not start the saw with blade touching the work
piece
 Do not exceed the maximum cut for the machine
 Do not operate plant in moist or wet conditions
 Do not cut branches or wood with embedded nails
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or screws
Do not cut dowel
Do not rip solid timber along the grain
Do not cut ferrous or non-ferrous material
Do not wear loose jewellery
Do not use mobile phone while operating plant
*Plant in this SWI refers to any machinery, equipment,
appliance, container, implement and tool.
TRIM Ref: 53289E
Adopted: 15.04.2016
Last Amended:
Review Date: 15.03.2019
UNCONTROLLED WHEN PRINTED
Version: 1
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