(Your Business Name Here) Safe Work Procedure
BELT DISC SANDER
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.
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.
Check workspaces and walkways to ensure no slip/trip hazards are present.
Ensure the table is set not more than 2mm from disc.
Check belts and discs are in a serviceable condition.
Stand out of the direct line of the abrasive belt at all times.
Start the dust extraction unit before using the machine.
OPERATIONAL SAFETY CHECKS
Only one person may operate this machine at any one time.
Allow machine to reach maximum revolutions before operating to avoid overloading.
Always place material on the table on the downward side of the disc travel to hold it down on the table surface.
Hold material firmly against stops or table before applying pressure on abrasive.
Keep fingers clear of disc or belt while sanding.
Before making adjustments, switch off and bring the machine to a complete standstill.
ENDING OPERATIONS AND CLEANING UP
Switch off the machine when work completed.
Leave the machine in a safe, clean and tidy state.
POTENTIAL HAZARDS AND INJURIES
Burns to skin.
Unsecured material being flung around.
Do not use faulty equipment. Immediately report suspect machinery.
Do not sand very small items.
Do not sharpen tools with the sander.
Do not sand metal.
Never leave the machine running attended.
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.