Wood turning lathe: checklist
Wood-turning checklist provides information to assist all workers in the safe operation of this machine and to ensure a safer workplace environment.
This checklist provides information to assist all workers in the safe operation of this machine and to ensure a safer workplace environment.
Businesses should fill out this checklist to ensure the wood-turning lathe is in proper working condition and has the necessary safe guards before workers operate this machine.W
|Checklist: Machine and operating environment|
|Machine identity/details:||Inspection date:|
|Compiled by: (Employee signature)|
Is the wood-turning lathe stable and unlikely to move during operation?
Is the tailstock and tool rest secure?
|Powered centre:||Is a hinged cover provided to enclose the headstock?|
Are sharp, clean, serviceable tools available for use?
Has the chuck key been removed before starting the machine?
Are the operating controls easily accessible to the operator?
Do the operating controls prevent accidental start-up?
Are the control functions clearly marked?
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?
Are there systems in place for the machine to be isolated?
|Work space:||Is there a clear work space around the machine?|
Is the general and task lighting adequate?
Is lighting protected against flying objects?
Is dust extraction fitted correctly and maintained?
Is the dust extraction system turned on during work hours?
|Noise:||Has use of sound absorbing material been considered to reduce noise levels?|
Is the floor area regularly cleaned, and debris removed?
|Safe, firm, foothold:||
Does the floor surface around the machine provide a safe, firm foothold?
Are all operators of this machine trained and experienced, and also instructed and supervised by a competent person when undergoing training?
Has the correct type of PPE been provided to workers and being worn?