Safety Operating Procedures

Safety Operating Procedures
WHS System - Corporate
SWI78
Safe Work Instruction - Saw - Circular Bench
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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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
Other
Injury due to kickback from sharp rotating parts
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Cutting, Stabbing or Puncturing
Injury from work pieces being ejected
Injury from sharp or flying object
Entanglement
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Manual Task Injury
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Irritation from excessive dust
Entanglement in moving parts
Manual task injury from awkward body posture
Manual task injury from plant vibration
Hearing damage from excessive noise
PRE-OPERATIONAL SAFETY CHECKS
ENDING OPERATIONS
 Complete site specific risk assessment
 Complete visual plant check before operation
 Ensure you are familiar with plant operations and
 Allow plant to cool before performing any
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controls
Ensure appropriate blade is used, ensure blade is
serviceable and correctly fitted
Ensure that guards are fitted, secured and
functional in accordance with manufacturers
guidelines
Ensure all locks are securely tightened
Ensure table and work area is clear of all tools, off
cut timber and saw dust
Is the material to be cut free of loose knots or
foreign materials (nails)
Ensure the dust extraction unit is on before
operating plant
 Keep clear of moving plant parts
 Allow the saw blade to maintain maximum speed
before making a cut
 Use a push stick (at least 400mm long) to guide
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timber through saw
Always stand to one side of the line of cut
Before making adjustments, switch off and bring
machine to a complete standstill
Remove the rip fence when using the mitre gauge
Ensure worker “tails out” when cutting long material
TRIM Ref: 53289E
Adopted: 15.04.2016
safe, clean and tidy condition.
DO NOT
 Do not use if plant is faulty. Attach a DO NOT
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OPERATING PROCEDURES
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maintenance, refuelling or cleaning
 Ensure plant is left in good working order and in a
Last Amended:
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OPERATE tag and report fault to your supervisor
Do not leave plant running unattended
Do not cut freehand
Do not cut irregular stock, branches or wood with
embedded nails or screws
Do not start plant with blade touching the material.
Allow plant to reach full speed before starting to
cut
Do not have any part of your body in line with the
path of the saw blade
Do not remove off cuts or saw dust from the saw
table while plant is running
Do not wear loose jewellery or clothing
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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