Safety Operating Procedures

Safety Operating Procedures
WHS System - Corporate
SWI75
Safe Work Instruction - Saw - Band
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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Entanglement
Entanglement in moving parts
Electrical Shock or Burn
Electrical shock or burn from damaged or poorly
maintained electrical leads and cables
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Struck by Moving Object
Struck by moving object due to work pieces being
ejected
Other
Hearing damage from excessive noise
Irritation from excessive dust
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PRE-OPERATIONAL SAFETY CHECKS
 Complete site specific risk assessment
 Complete visual plant check before operation
 Ensure you are familiar with plant operations and
controls
 Ensure appropriate blade is used, ensure blade is
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serviceable and correctly fitted
Ensure that guards are fitted, secured and
functional in accordance with manufacturers
guidelines
Check workspaces and walkways to ensure no
slip/trip hazards are present
Ensure push stick is available
Lower the blade guide and guard to full effect
Start the dust extraction unit before using the
machine
OPERATING PROCEDURES
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Keep clear of moving plant parts
Operate plant to the conditions of the work area
Keep hands away from the blade and cutting area
Feed the work piece forward evenly and hold it
firmly on the table to ensure effective control during
cutting, while keeping hands in a safe position
Use a push stick when feeding material past the
blade
Before making adjustments bring plant to a
complete standstill and isolate
Stop the machine before attempting to back the
work away from the blade
TRIM Ref: 53289E
Adopted: 15.04.2016
Last Amended:
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Manual Task Injury
Manual task injury from awkward body posture
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
 Stop the saw immediately if the machine develops
a “click”
ENDING OPERATIONS
 Allow plant to cool before performing any
maintenance, refuelling or cleaning
 Switch off the machine when work is completed
 Reset all guards to a fully closed position
 Ensure plant is in good working order and stored in
the appropriate location
DO NOT
 Do not use if plant is faulty. Attach a DO NOT
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OPERATE tag and report fault to your supervisor
Do not leave plant running unattended
Do not attempt to cut very small items
Do not cut cylindrical or irregular stock
Do not force a wide blade on a cut of a small
radius. Use relief cuts when cutting sharp curves
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
UNCONTROLLED WHEN PRINTED
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