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Introduction to this document

Safety briefing - woodworking machines

This briefing addresses the key risks associated with the use of woodworking machines and the control measures necessary to manage them.

What’s covered?

The aim of this Safety Briefing - Woodworking Machines is to remind well trained workers of the hazards of using woodworking machines and the precautions they are expected to apply.

Reasons for concern

There is a range of hazards arising from the use of woodworking machines, including contact with moving parts, sharp edges and material being ejected.

Control measures

The briefing describes a range of precautions which workers must apply including the proper care and use of equipment, wearing personal protective clothing and following safe systems of work.

Key points

Attendees must take note of the following key points:

  • All moving parts of machines to be suitably and sufficiently guarded.
  • Dust extraction must be used when available.
  • 110V tools should be used.
  • Appropriate PPE should be worn.