Please refer to the manual for this tool, and read the Risk Assessment Below
|Date of Assessment||01/10/21||Version||1.0|
|Activity||Cutting wood or plastic with the band saw|
|Details of activity|
|Induction / Role Required||Workshop induction|
|Form completed by||Chris Nash|
- This risk assessment is intended to provide guidance on the risk associated with the above equipment and activities in normal use.
- Please also check general risk assessments for the area within which this equipment or activity is based.
- Any discrepancies, errors or concerns should be raised with the document authors, area specialists (e.g. admins, superusers) or trustees.
Understanding Risk Rating:
|LOW||Ensure current control measures are in place and continue with activity|
|MED||Control measures may be adequate, co-supervision is recommended|
|HIGH||Do not undertake activity without further consultation with area specialists|
|Identify Hazards||Who may be harmed and how||Severity||Control Measures||Likelihood||Risk Rating|
|Something with the potential to cause harm||Users, bystanders or particular at risk groups||Low / Medium / High||What is in place to reduce the harm or likelihood.||Low / Medium / High|
|Incompetent user||User, Bystander||HIGH||Users must not use tools that they are not competent to use. Members must challenge use that they believe is dangerous. Users must read the user manual where applicable. Users must read the risk assessment before using a tool. Users will be advised during induction which tools they will need supervision or n induction to use. Only authorised members will complete maintenance and calibration tasks.||LOW||MED|
|Contact with blade||User||HIGH||Do not put hands into exclusion zone (within 10cm of blade). Use a push stick and the fence provided when making straight cuts. Do not move hands past the blade Saw should be turned off immediately after use Saw blade should stop within 10 seconds of being turned off.||LOW||MED|
|Drawing in (being pulled into the saw)||User of the tool||HIGH||User of the saw should not wear gloves, ties, scarves, or other long flowy clothing that could get pulled into the blade. Do not move hands past the blade||LOW||MED|
|Dust (inhalation, fire, explosion)||User of the tool, users of the room, the space.||MED||The saw should be used with the workshop dust extractor. Maintenance must include the cleaning of dust from within the saw housing where accessible. A respirator or mask should be used whilst operating this tool for prolonged periods.||LOW||LOW|
|Blade snatching or jamming||User, bystanders||HIGH||Only cut wood and plastic on the band saw Do not attempt to make sharp angle cuts in one attempt Ensure a visual inspection of the band saw is undertaken before every use for physical obstructions||LOW||MED|
|Noise||User of the tool, users of the room.||MED||Ear protection is advised.||LOW||LOW|
|Flying splinters||User of the tool, users of the room.||HIGH||Eye protection must be worn In the workshop||LOW||MED|