Woodworking Machinery Safe Working Practices


Woodworking

Who should attend?

All those who work with Woodworking machinery.

Course aim

To provide delegates with an overview of Health & Safety requirements and considerations when working with Woodworking Machinery.

Course content
  • Health & Safety legislation, in particular the implications of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 and Approved Code of Practice, and COSHH
  • Details of accident rates and underlying causes
  • Principles of safe working practices and update on guarding systems
  • Safety awareness on the range of work undertaken, including guard setting, safety procedures and use of jigs where appropriate
  • Use of safety equipment including push sticks, push blocks etc.
  • Saw blade/cutter geometry and use of different types of blades
  • Dust extraction, PPE and safe working practices in the workshop
  • Implications of COSHH and new Noise Regulations
  • Accident and Injury records (Most dangerous machines and vulnerable people)
  • Legislation: Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, 6 Pack, PUWER, Woodworking ACOP and reference to braking, tooling and training, COSHH, noise regulations
  • Workshop hazards, safe working practices, training requirements and maintenance
  • Responsibilities: how they are delegated
  • Change of emphasis to risk assessment based and safe systems of work
  • General hazards in a workshop
  • Hazards on machines

  • Handouts covering all information will be distributed during the course, and a certificate of attendance will be sent to each delegate on successful completion.

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