Please refer to the manual for this tool, and read the Risk Assessment Below
|Date of Assessment||01/10/2021||Version||1.0|
|Details of activity|
|Induction / Role Required||None|
|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 should 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 an induction to use.||LOW||MED|
|Entanglement||User||HIGH||User must not wear gloves User must remove all jewellery. User must tie back hair User must not wear flowing clothes User must not touch the workpiece whilst the lathe is switched on.||Medium||Medium|
|Ejection of workpiece||User, Bystander||HIGH||User will test the workpiece is in the jaws or on drive centre securely. User will ensure that the centre of the workpiece is accurately marked and used to attach the workpiece. User will test the integrity and suitability of the workpiece for turning before use.||Low||Medium|
|Dust (inhalation)||User of the tool, users of the room, the space.||LOW||The lathe should be used with the dust extractor attached and working. Maintenance must include the cleaning of dust from within the lathe housing A respirator or mask should be used whilst operating this tool for prolonged periods||Low||Low|
|Noise||User of the tool, users of the room.||LOW||Ear protection is advised.||LOW||LOW|
|Flying wood chips||User of the tool, users of the room.||LOW||Eye protection must be worn whilst using the wood lathe Eye protection must be worn by all users of the workshop.||LOW||LOW|