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)
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Machine
Stability:

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?    
Tools: 

Are sharp, clean, serviceable tools available for use?

Has the chuck key been removed before starting the machine?

   
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?

   
Equipment isolation: 

Are there systems in place for the machine to be isolated?

   
Operating environment
Work space:  Is there a clear work space around the machine?    
Lighting:

Is the general and task lighting adequate?

Is lighting protected against flying objects?

   
Airborne contaminants:

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?    
Housekeeping:

Is the floor area regularly cleaned, and 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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