Framing Machine: Checklist

This checklist is to ensure the framing machine is in proper working condition and has the necessary safe guards before workers operate this machine.

This checklist is to ensure the framing machine is in proper working condition and has the necessary safe guards before workers operate this machine.

A framing machine is used in the assembly of wall frames. This checklist provides information to assist all workers in the safe operation of this machine, and to ensure a safer workplace environment.

Machine and operating environment: checklist

Machine identity/details:

Inspection  date:

Compiled  by: (Employer signature)

Audit criteria

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Machine

Guarding:

Is all guarding in set positions and working properly?

   

Operating controls:

Are the operating controls easily accessible to the operator?

Do the operating controls prevent accidental start-up?

Are the control functions clearly marked?

   

Emergency stop:

Is there an emergency stop of the mushroom-headed type (or equivalent)?

Is the emergency stop easily accessible and labelled?

Are the stop/start buttons, emergency stop buttons, and safety bars all operating effectively?

   

Moving parts:

Are the pneumatic clamps guarded or operated in such a way that a person cannot become crushed between the clamp and the timber frame?

   
Equipment isolation:

Are there systems in place for the machine to be isolated, including compressed air?

Is compressed air locked out when workers are reloading nails or the machine is being cleaned?

   

Operating environment

Work space:

Is there a clear work space around the machine?

Are studs and noggins easy to access?

   

Airborne contaminants:

Is dust extraction fitted correctly, on during routing, and regularly maintained?

   

Lighting:

Is the general and task lighting adequate?

Is lighting protected against flying objects?

   

Housekeeping:

Is the floor area regularly cleaned, and all off-cuts, boxes of nail plates, and other debris removed?

   

Safe, firm, foothold:

Does the floor surface around the machine provide a safe, firm foothold?

   

Supervision

Training:

Are all operators of this machine trained and experienced, and also instructed and supervised by a competent person when undergoing training?

   

PPE:

Example of PPE

Has the correct type of PPE been provided to workers and being worn?

   

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