Basic safety rules for wood working machinesadmin
Basic safety rules for wood working machines
1. Use mechanical feeding wherever possible.
2. Enclose all cutters and saw blades as far as practicable.
3. Ensure all machines are well maintained.
4. Ensure adequate lighting at every machine.
Basic safety rules for people who work at or operate wood working machines
1. Only authorised people who have been properly trained and assessed as competent, should operate or work at woodworking machines.
2. Safe operating procedures must be provided and used in respect of each machine.
3. Appropriate hearing protection, eye shields and dust masks should be worn when required.
4. Machines must be switched OFF when not in use and ISOLATED before any repair, cleaning or maintenance is done.
5. The machinist’s attention must not be distracted while work is in progress.
6. Don’t operate machinery if fatigued or otherwise unfit for the task at hand.
7. If mechanical feeding is not available, use push sticks or avoid the need for hands to be near cutters or saw blades.
8. Wear clothing that will not catch in cutters or other moving parts.
9. Don’t have long hair free or wear jewellery that might get entangled in the machinery.