Safety Operating Procedures

Safety Operating Procedures
WHS System - Corporate
Safe Work Instruction - Sander - Belt/Disc
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.
Long and loose hair must be
contained or covered.
Eye protection must be worn
Protective body clothing
must be worn
Foot protection must be worn
Entanglement in moving parts
Cutting, Stabbing or Puncturing
Injury from sharp or flying object
Injury from contact with moving parts
Slip, Trips, Falls
Slip, trip, fall due to workspace and walkways not
being made clear
 Complete site specific risk assessment
 Complete visual plant check before operation
 Ensure you are familiar with plant operations and
Ensure that guards are fitted, secured and
functional in accordance with manufacturers
Ensure the table is set no more than 2mm from
disc (fixed belt sander)
Ensure dust bag is attached and in good condition
Stand out of the direct line of the abrasive disc at
all times
Start the dust extraction unit before using the
machine (if applicable)
Check workspaces and walkways to ensure no
slip/trip hazards are present
 Keep clear of moving plant parts
 Check power lead is in good working order and
does not create a trip hazard
Only one person must operate this machinery at
any one time
Ensure the operator be positioned out of direct line
of abrasive belt at all times
Allow machine to reach maximum revolutions
before operating to avoid over loading
Always place material on the table on the
downward side of the disc travel to hold it down on
the table service (fixed belt sander)
Hold material firmly against stops or table before
applying pressure on abrasive (fixed belt sander)
Keep fingers clear of disc or belt while sanding
TRIM Ref: 53289E
Adopted: 15.04.2016
Last Amended:
Manual Task Injury
Manual task injury from awkward body posture
Struck by Moving Object
Struck by moving object due to work pieces being
Burn injury
Irritation from excessive dust
 Before making adjustments bring plant to a
complete standstill
 Allow plant to cool before performing any
maintenance, refuelling or cleaning
Ensure plant is in good working order and stored in
the appropriate location
 Do not use if plant is faulty. Attach a DO NOT
OPERATE tag and report fault to your supervisor
Do not leave plant running unattended
Do not sharpen tools with the sander
Do not try to sharpen metal items
Do not attempt to sand very small items
Do not wear gloves while operating this machine
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.
Review Date: 15.03.2019
Version: 1
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