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Risk assessment - Safe use of site table saws

Portable table saws are versatile machines which are used in many different types of business. If you have one, use our risk assessment to ensure it’s operated safely.

Assessing the risk

Portable table saws carry all the risks of any bench-top circular saw, but with the additional hazards created by the temporary nature of their installation. The primary concern is that if the saw is incorrectly set up or used, employees may come into contact with the blade. But there are other hazards to consider as well.

Our Risk Assessment - Safe Use of Site Table Saws explains the risks you should anticipate and how to control them.

Check that the risk assessment suits your particular equipment and activities and amend it accordingly.