Metal Lathe
DO NOT use this machine unless you have received proper instruction and have
been qualified in its safe use.
Safety glasses must be worn at all times in
work areas.
Long and loose hair must be contained
or restrained.
Appropriate protective footwear must be
worn.
Coveralls, protective clothing or a
workshop apron is encouraged.
Rings and jewellery must not be worn.
Gloves must not be worn when
operating this machinery.
PRE-OPERATIONAL SAFETY CHECKS
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Check workspaces and walkways to ensure no slip/trip hazards are present.
Locate and ensure you are familiar with the operation of the ON/OFF starter and E-Stop.
Ensure all guards are in place.
Check that the job is clamped tight in the chuck.
Check that tool is set to machine centre height
Remove all tools from the bed and slides of the machine.
Ensure correct speed for machining process is selected.
Remove the chuck key before starting the lathe.
Do not try to lift chucks or face plates that are too heavy for you.
Faulty equipment must not be used. Immediately report suspect machinery.
OPERATIONAL SAFETY CHECKS
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Never leave the lathe running unattended.
Before making adjustments or measurements switch off and bring the machine to a complete standstill.
Do not attempt to slow/stop the chuck or revolving work by hand.
Avoid letting swarf build up on the tool or job. Stop the machine and remove it.
Always remove the chuck key from the chuck.
Do not store tools and parts on top of the machine.
HOUSEKEEPING
1. Switch off the machine and reset all guards to a fully closed position.
2. Leave the machine in a safe, clean and tidy state.
POTENTIAL HAZARDS
 Flying objects - chuck key  Cutting tool injury  Rotating machine parts  Eye injuries
Entanglement  Sharp metal splinters or swarf
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