(Your Business Name Here) – Safe Work Procedure
DO NOT use this machine unless you have been instructed
in its safe use and operation and have been given permission
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Safety glasses must be worn at all times in work areas.
Long and loose hair must be contained.
Gloves must not be worn when using this machine.
Sturdy footwear must be worn at all times in work areas.
Close fitting/protective clothing must be worn.
Rings and jewellery must not be worn.
PRE-OPERATIONAL SAFETY CHECKS
Locate and ensure you are familiar with all machine operations and controls.
Ensure all guards are fitted, secure and functional. Do not operate if guards are missing or faulty.
Ensure working parts are well lubricated and the jaws and fingers free of rust and dirt.
Check workspaces and walkways to ensure no slip/trip hazards are present
Be aware of other people in the area. Ensure the area is clear before using equipment.
OPERATIONAL SAFETY CHECKS
Remove the pan brake fingers that are in the way. Use only the pan brake fingers required to make the bend.
Ensure the pan brake fingers that are not removed for an operation are securely seated and firmly tightened before the machine is used.
Ensure your fingers and limbs are clear before operating the pan brake.
Lower finger clamps to work. Do not drop.
Check workpiece is secure.
Keep clear of moving counterweight (where fitted).
ENDING OPERATIONS AND CLEANING UP
Lower finger clamps to a safe position.
Return all accessories to storage racks.
Leave the work area in a safe, clean and tidy state.
POTENTIAL HAZARDS AND INJURIES
Sharp edges and burrs.
Squash/crush and pinch points.
Impact from counterweight.
Do not use faulty equipment. Immediately report suspect machinery.
Do not use a pan brake for bending metal that is beyond its capacity for thickness, shape or type.
Do not attempt to bend rod, wire, strap or spring steel sheets.
This SWP does not necessarily cover all possible hazards associated with this equipment and should be used in conjunction with other references. It is designed as a guide to be used to compliment training and as a reminder to users prior to equipment use.
This information is based on material published by the South Australian Department of Education and Children’s Services.