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Table Saw
Rojektablesaw.jpg
Equipment Information
Status Working
Manufacturer Rojek
Model PK 315
Hackspace Information
Induction Required No
Card RFID Enabled No
Owner Leeds Hackspace


Due to the hazards of the table saw this tool usage is by induction only. Please speak to one of the inductors to arrange .


Before using using the Table saw be a star

STOP

Don't jump stright in

THINK

Is the table saw the right tool, is there a better safer tool in the space such as miter saw?

What the safest way of carryout what you want to achieve?

What PPE do you need, push sticks ect?

ACT

Carry out the work

REVIWE

What worked well?

Is there anything I could have done better?

Could I have worked safer?


A big noisy table saw which will make short work of large lumps of wood and finger ends

  • 4kw
  • 2800rpm
  • 0-45 degree tilt
  • 100mm max depth of cut
  • 315mm max blade
  • Spindle diameter 30 mm


Risk assessment for use of Table Saw.

Hazards.

  • 1) Loss of fingers.
  • 2) Loss of limb.
  • 3) Exposure to high acoustic levels.
  • 4) Inhalation of wood dust.
  • 5) Hair or clothing entangled in blade.
  • 6) Blade kick back causing projectile injury.
  • 7) Damage to eyes from particles.
  • 8) Injury from falling onto blade


Persons at risk.

  • Operator.
  • Persons nearby.


Initial assessment of risk.

Hazard identified Severity Probability Risk Factor
Loss of fingers. 3 3 9
Loss of limb 4 2 8
Exposure to high acoustic levels 2 4 8
Inhalation of wood dust 2 3 6
Hair or clothing entangled in blade 3 3 9
Blade kick back causing projectile injury 3 3 3
Damage to eyes from particles 1 3 3
Injury from falling onto blade 4 3 12


Control measures.

  • Users will be required to attend induction training to learn how to use the machine safely.
  • Safety glasses will be worn.
  • Blade guard will be used.
  • Keep hands away from the saw blade.
  • Wear ear defenders.
  • Tie back long hair back and secure loose clothing. Ties or scarves must not be worn.
  • Wear a dust mask.

Final assessment of risk

Hazard identified Severity Probability Risk Factor
Loss of fingers. 3 1 9
Loss of limb 4 1 8
Exposure to high acoustic levels 2 2 8
Inhalation of wood dust 2 1 6
Hair or clothing entangled in blade 3 1 9
Blade kick back causing projectile injury 3 1 3
Damage to eyes from particles 3 1 3
Injury from falling onto blade 4 1 4

Points system

Hazard severity Points Rating Definition
Nil 1 Very minor injury, bruise, graze, no risk of disease.
Slight 2 Minor injury, which would allow the individual to continue work after first aid treatment on site or at a local surgery. The duration of the stoppage or treatment is such that the normal flow of work is not seriously interrupted.
Moderate 3 Temporary disability causing injury or disease capable of keeping an individual off work for three days or more and reportable under RIDDOR
High 4 Causing death, serious injury or permanent disability to an individual.
Very high 5 Causing multiple deaths and widespread destruction eg. fire, building collapse.


Hazard likelihood Points Rating Definition
Remote possibility 1 There is really no risk present. Only under freak conditions could there be any possibility of an accident or illness. All reasonable precautions have been taken - This should be the normal state of the workplace.
Unlikely 2 This incident or illness might occur but the probability is low and the risk minimal.
Possible 3 The accident may occur if additional factors precipitate it, but it is unlikely to happen without them.
Highly likely 4 Will happen more often than not. Additional factors could precipitate an incident but it is still likely to happen without this additional factor.
Inevitable 5 If the work continues as it is, there is almost 100% certainty that an accident will happen, for example:

A broken stair or broken rung on a ladder Bare, exposed electrical conductors Unstable stacks of heavy boxes


Risk Rating Score Definition Action
1 to 4 Low No action required
5 to 9 Moderate Reduce risks if reasonably practicable
10 to 15 High Risk Priority action to be undertaken
16 to 25 Unacceptable Action must be taken IMMEDIATELY