Sander, Disc SOP
DISC SANDER
DO NOT use this machine unless a teacher has instructed
you in its safe use and operation and has given permission.
Safety glasses must be worn at all
times in work areas.
Appropriate footwear with
substantial uppers must be worn.
Long and loose hair must be
contained.
Close fitting/protective clothing
must be worn.
Rings and jewellery must not be
worn.
Gloves must not be worn when
using this machine.
PRE-OPERATIONAL SAFETY CHECKS
1. Check workspaces and walkways to ensure no slip/trip-hazards are present.
2. Locate and ensure you are familiar with the operation of the ON/OFF starter and E-Stop (if
fitted).
3. Check the table is set not more than 2mm. from disc.
4. Check abrasive disc is in a serviceable condition.
5. Start the dust extraction unit before using the machine.
6. Faulty equipment must not be used. Immediately report suspect equipment.
OPERATIONAL SAFETY CHECKS
1. Allow machine to reach maximum revolutions before operating to avoid overloading.
2. Always place material on the table on the downward side of the disc travel to hold it down on
the table surface.
3. Hold material firmly against the table before applying pressure on abrasive.
4. Keep hands/fingers clear of abrasive disc while sanding.
5. Never leave the machine running unattended.
6. Before making adjustments switch off and bring the machine to a complete standstill.
HOUSEKEEPING
1. Switch off the machine.
2. Leave the machine in a safe, clean and tidy state.
POTENTIAL HAZARDS
 Abrasions
 Eye injuries
 Excessive dust
 Unsecured material being flung around
FORBIDDEN
 Attempting to sand very small items
 Attempting to sharpen tools
 Attempting to sand metal
Date of last review
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Signature ______________________
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Organisational Health Unit
Reviewed: November 2013. V3
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