Please refer to the manual for this tool and read the risk assessment below.

Date of Assessment28/1/23Version1.0
ActivityPlanar usage
EquipmentTitan 1500W Jointer Planar TTB579PLN
Details of activity 
Induction / Role Required 
Form completed byJames B / Ben WardChecked by 
  • 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:

Risk RatingAction
LOWEnsure current control measures are in place and continue with activity
MEDControl measures may be adequate, co-supervision is recommended
HIGHDo not undertake activity without further consultation with area specialists

Risk Assessment:

Identify HazardsWho may be harmed and howSeverityControl MeasuresLikelihoodRisk Rating
Something with the potential to cause harmUsers, bystanders or particular at risk groupsLow / Medium / HighWhat is in place to reduce the harm or likelihood.Low / Medium / HighCalculate from table above
Incompetent userUser, bystanderHighMembers must not use tools that they are not competent to use. Members must challenge use that they believe is dangerous. Members must read the user manual for this tool. Members must read the risk assessment before using a tool. Members will be advised during induction which tools they will need supervision or an induction to use. Only authorised members will complete maintenance and calibration tasks.Low      Medium
Contact with rotary knivesUserHighDo not put hands within 10cm of blade. Do not push workpiece over blade with hands. Use a push block to push workpiece over cutting area. Use guard to cover unused cutting area. Use guard to cover entire cutting area when thicknesser is being used. Do not insert hands into thicknesser when machine is plugged in. Planer should be turned off immediately after use.Medium      Medium
Drawing in (being pulled into the saw)UserHighUser of the thicknesser/planer 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. Do not use the machine on short stock.Low      Medium
Dust (inhalation, fire, explosion)User, bystanderMediumThe thicknesser must be used with the workshop dust extractor. An extraction hose must be attached to the machine’s extraction hood, which must be positioned appropriately for use with the thicknesser or planer. Maintenance must include the cleaning of dust from within the unit housing where accessible. Check the extraction hood periodically for blockages. A respirator or mask should be used whilst operating this tool for prolonged periods.Low    Low
NoiseUser, bystanderMediumEar protection is advised.Low  Low
Flying splintersUser, bystanderHighEye protection must be worn In the workshop. Only cut wood, ensuring the workpiece is free from nails, screws or other objects.Low      Medium
Lifting heavy objectUserMediumThe machine must be lifted into a stable position on the working area using correct manual handling procedures.LowLow
ElectrocutionUser, bystanderHighDo not use if any damage to plug, cables, or machine.LowMedium