Presentation on theme: "Bandsaw Blade Safe Handling & Machine Operation Training Course"— Presentation transcript:
1 Bandsaw Blade Safe Handling & Machine Operation Training Course Andy Ridings (CMIOSH, MIIRSM)HARM Health & Safety ConsultantsFebruary 2007
2 The Law and Processing Machinery Course AgendaThe Law and Processing MachineryHazards associated with the operation of metal cutting / processing machineryProcessing Machinery Safety InspectionsBandsaw Blade Safe HandlingAny QuestionsPractical Demonstrations
4 The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA) The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSWR)The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)
5 The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (H.A.S.A.W.A)
6 Section 2 & 3 of the Act places General Duties on Hub Le Bas To ensure so far as is “Reasonably Practicable” the health, safety and welfare at work of all employees and anyone other than their employees who may be affected by the company’s operations.
7 “Reasonably Practicable” This is a narrower term than physically possible and implies that a balance may be struck between the risk involved on one hand and the effort involved in averting the risk on the other whether in terms of time, trouble or money.
8 Under the General Duties Imposed in Section 2 Hub Le Bas will: Provide and maintain plant, machinery, systems and systems of work that are safe and without risk to health;Provide and maintain a safe place of work with safe access and egress;Ensure safety and the absence of risk to health in the use, handling, storage and transport of our products
9 Under the General Duties Imposed in Section 2 Hub Le Bas will: Provide any necessary information, instruction, training and supervision to ensure your health and safety;Provide and maintain a safe working environment that is without risk to health whilst also incorporating adequate welfare facilities;
10 Section 7 & 8 General duties of employees: These sections place general obligations on every employee whether you are a cleaner, warehouse operative or managing director.You should:Take reasonable care for your own and the health, safety and welfare of others who may be affected by your Acts or omissions at work
11 Section 7 & 8 General duties of employees: Co-operate with Hub Le Bas as far as may be necessary to enable us to carry out our legal dutiesNot intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided by Hub Le Bas in the interests of health, safety and welfare
12 Fines and Penalties:Since March 1992 courts have been able to impose severe penalties for health and safety offences. Magistrates have the power to impose fines of up to £20,000 and up to 2 years imprisonment on Hub Le Bas Senior Managersand up to £5000 on our employees with custodial sentences of up to six months.Crown Courts can impose longer custodial sentences and unlimited fines against the firm.
13 In which year did the Health and Safety at Work Act become law? Test Your Knowledge?In which year did the Health and Safety at Work Act become law?1998197219741999The Correct Answer is1974
14 Test Your Knowledge?Which sections of the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) mainly relate to the employees responsibilities:2 & 34 & 56 & 77 & 8The Correct Answer is7 & 8
15 You are responsible for your Own Acts or Omissions Test Your Knowledge?As an employee of Hub Le Bas you have responsibility under the Health and Safety at Work Act for your:Time KeepingActs or OmissionsSupervisionThe Correct Answer isYou are responsible for your Own Acts or Omissions
16 Test Your Knowledge? True or False If you intentionally damage something provided in the interests of health and safety you could receive a 6 month prison sentence?TrueUnless someone is killed in which case you could be charged with manslaughter and face up to 8 years in prison
17 The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999(M.H.S.W.R):
18 The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (M.H.S.W.R). The main focus of the regulations is to ensure that company’s assess the physical risks of their business operations by performing and recording formal“Risk Assessments”
19 Risk AssessmentThe risk assessments carried out by Hub Le Bas identify the hazards present in your working environment or arising out of our commercial and work activities and evaluate the extent of the risks involved to you taking in to account any existing precautions and their effectiveness.
20 Information for Employees (Reg 10): Regulation 10 states that Hub Le Bas must provide their employees with comprehensible and relevant information onThe risks to their health and safety identified by the risk assessmentsThe preventative and protective measures employed
21 Employees Duties (Reg 14): Every employee of Hub Le Bas will use any machinery, equipment, dangerous substances, transport equipment, means of production, safety device or system provided to them in accordance with both any training given too and any instructions respecting the use of equipment which have been provided by Hub Le Bas in compliance with the requirements and prohibitions imposed under any relevant statutory provisions.
22 Employees Duties (Reg 14): Every employee shall inform his supervisor or any other employee with specific responsibility for the health and safety of employees of:Any work situation where with the employees training and instruction they would consider it to be an immediate threat to health and safetyAny matter where with the employees training and instruction they would consider it to be a shortcoming in Hub Le Bas arrangements for health and safety.
23 Test Your Knowledge?Originally issued in 1992 in which year did the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (M.H.S.W.R) updated?1998197219741999The Correct Answer is1999
24 C) Hazard, Likelihood, Severity, Risk Test Your Knowledge?What are the four main factors to be considered when carrying out a risk assessment:a) Date, Time, Location, Peopleb) Likelihood, People, Risk, Hazardc) Hazard, Likelihood, Severity, Riskd) Risk, Hazard, Time, SeverityThe Correct Answer isC) Hazard, Likelihood, Severity, Risk
25 The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98):
26 PUWER 98 The original PUWER regulations came in to force in 1992. They were updated by the 1998 regulations which came in to effect December 5th 1998Contraventions of PUWER regulations are punished under the relevant sections of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
27 PUWER 98 Terms and Definitions: Work Equipment: Any machine, appliance, apparatus, tool or installation for use at work.Use:Means any activity involving work equipment and includes starting, stopping, programming, transporting, modifying, repairing, maintaining, servicing and cleaningInspection:Means a visual or more vigorous inspection carried out by a competent person. Where appropriate this will include testing.
28 Specific Sections of PUWER 98: Section 7: Specific RisksWhere the use of work equipment involves a specific risk every employer shall ensure that the use and repair is restricted to those who have been trained and authorised
29 Specific Sections of PUWER 98: Section 8: Information and InstructionAll persons who use work equipment shall have available any information and instructions required to ensure their health and safety pertaining to this work equipmentAll persons who supervise or manage the use of work equipment shall have available any information and instructions pertaining to the use of such equipment
30 Specific Sections of PUWER 98: Section 9: TrainingHub Le Bas shall ensure that all persons who use work equipment have received adequate training for purposes of health and safety including training in methods which may be adopted when using the work equipment and any risks which such use may entail and the precautions to be taken.
31 Hazards associated with the operation of metal cutting / processing machinery
32 This is the hand of a qualified electrician. ElectricityCutting / processing machinery operation requires a minimum of 24 volts and a maximum of 440 voltsThis is what can happen when the human hand comes into contact with electricityThis is the hand of a qualified electrician.(The pictures were taken 2 days apart)If you’re not a qualified electrician you’re not authorised to repair anything electrical
33 MechanicalAll processing equipment has moving parts which include vices, feed carriages, band wheels, swarf conveyors, cooling fans, powered rollers, swarf cleaning brushesand the blade it’s self.It is a legal requirement that any moving part is guarded to prevent it from causing an injury to the operator. The guards can be fixed guards, safety interlocks even light barriers which stop the equipment when a light beam is broken
36 Mechanical You Must Not ! Operate equipment which does not have all the guards securely fittedOperate equipment which has inoperative safety interlocksTry to remove cut material from close to a moving saw bladeYou must not place any part of your body close to a moving saw bladeReport any defective equipment to your supervisor after you have safely isolated the equipment from use
37 NoiseNoise produced from the operation of cutting / processing equipment can at times exceed 85db (a)All employees are issued with hearing protection which must be worn at all times in the processing area or anywhere you see this sign
39 Accident Statistics Largest cause of accidents at work 37% Manual Handling20% Struck by an Object19% Slips, Trips and Falls12% Other Causes7% Falling from Height5% Machinery
40 Interpreted another way - the overall figure of 37% means that: Accident StatisticsInterpreted another way - the overall figure of 37% means that:86,000 people are absent from work daily26,500,000 working days are lost annually£1,000,000,000 is lost in production, sickness benefit and medical costsIn terms of suffering each injury results in an average of 20 days off work and some people never fully recover.Four out of five people suffer with back related problems at some time but the risk is greater after the age of 30.
41 Definition of Manual Handling The transporting or supporting of a load by hand or some other part of the body including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying, moving or intentionally dropping or throwing of a load
42 The Human Back Parts List Total Number of Parts 607 approximately 1 Spinal Cord24 Discs31 Pairs of Nerves33 Vertebrae118 Joints400 MusclesTotal Number of Parts 607 approximately
43 Kinetic Lifting One Person Lift Determine the weight Look for sharp edgesSee if weight is evenly distributedKeep heaviest side to bodyDecide how to hold the loadIf you think it is too heavy use a crane or get assistance
44 Kinetic Lifting Correct Positioning of Feet Comfortably apart One foot positioned in direction of movementOther foot where it can give maximum thrust to the bodyTo maintain good balance feet should never be too close together on the ground
45 Kinetic Lifting Straight Back Lower the body by relaxing the knees Keep your back straight (but not vertical)Keep load close to bodyKeep chin in and head back
46 Kinetic Lifting Lifting If lifting from ground make maximum use of legsKeep back straight but inclined forwardAs lift proceeds and the legs are straightened the back returns to vertical positionPositioning of feet and bending of knees are the key factors in maintaining a straight back
47 Kinetic Lifting Correct Grip Take a firm grip by using the palms of the hands and roots of fingersTaking weight on finger tips will create pressure at the end of fingers and could strain muscles and tendons in the armsA full palm grip will reduce muscle stress to the arms and decrease the possibility of the load slipping
48 Kinetic Lifting Lifting Smoothly Thrust from back foot and straightening of knees will move body forwards and upwards and briefly off balanceImmediately countered by bringing the back foot forward as if walkingThe lift now completed forward movement results in smooth transition from lifting to carrying
49 Kinetic Lifting Carrying the Load Make sure you can see where you are goingAvoid twisting the body move your feet insteadIf you need to change your grip set the load down don’t attempt to adjust whilst walkingSetting the Load DownUse the correct stance for lifting and set the load down gently
50 Manual Handling the Facts Video:Manual Handling the Facts
51 Can all cause skin infections & dermatitis ChemicalsCutting FluidsOilsPaintsRust InhibitorsGreaseDe-greasing AgentsDetergentsAcids & AlkalisCan all cause skin infections & dermatitis
53 The Pre-Shift Inspection An inspection of the processing machinery and associated area must be performed and recorded on the machine inspection log at the start of each shift.The inspection must include but is not restricted to the following items:A visual inspection of all walkways around the machinery that you will be operating and any walkways you may need to use for safe access or egress.Remember at all times that poor housekeeping procedures can cause injuries through slips, trips and falls. Any obstruction or defect identified on the visual inspection must be immediately reported to your supervisor
54 The Pre-Shift Inspection A visual inspection of the machinery that you have been designated to use must be done to ensure that it is clean, all lubricants and hydraulic oils are at the required levels, and that all electrical panels and safety guards are securely fastened.Any defect identified on the visual inspection must be immediately reported to the supervisorAs hydraulic oil is classed as a hazardous substance the hydraulic system should be checked visually to identify any leaks but you should also work all hydraulic motions of the machinery to their maximum capacity to ensure their correct operation.
55 The Pre-Shift Inspection If you identify a leak in the hydraulic system isolate the machine and report the fault.If you are contaminated with hydraulic oil wash the area immediately with soap and waterIf you get hydraulic oil in your eye wash it with copious amounts of water and seek immediate medical attention
56 The Pre-Shift Inspection Following the visual inspection of the machinery you must check for the correct operation of the cutting machinery.You must ensure that all emergency stop switches and safety interlocks on the machinery operate correctly.Further checks should then include the correct operation of all moving parts such as the operating switches, feed carriage, vices, powered rollers, swarf conveyors and blade lift and lower operations.Remember that all moving parts have the potential to cause injury so ensure that you are aware of others in the vicinity of the machine and maintain your own personal safety during these checks.
58 The Pre-Shift Inspection A pre-shift inspection does not only include the equipment you will be operating it also includes any personal protective equipment issued by the company must be worn in the cutting areas. Overalls, safety shoes and gloves must be worn at all times. Eye and hearing protection must be worn in the designated protection areasIf your personal protective equipment is damaged or if you consider it is sub-standard please see your supervisor who will replace it.
60 The Pre-Shift Inspection The use of materials handling equipment such as fork lift trucks and pendant controlled overhead cranes and associated lifting accessories is essential in the processing area operations.You must at all times follow the safe operating procedures that you have been taught. You must at the start of each shift perform the pre-shift inspection of the cranes and associated lifting tackle or forklift truck that you will be using.
61 Band Saw Blade SafetyIt should always be remembered when handling bandsaw blades that they are potentially dangerous and the following precautions should be followed:When fitting band saw blades to equipment or removing them for re-sharpening or disposal Always wear your safety gloves, overalls and face protection, i.e. goggles or a visor when handling blades.Safety glasses should be worn at all times in the designated sawing area.
62 Band Saw Blade Safe Handling Procedure Ensure that your personal protective equipment is in good order and correctly fittedRemove the coiled and tied bandsaw blade from the box.Remove the containment ties fitted around the blade bearing in mind at all times that the blade is under tension and may spring open.Hold the loops vertically with the teeth towards you and allow the loops to open slightly.
63 Band Saw Blade Safe Handling Procedure Select the loop which will allow the band to open, (only one loop will do this). Drop this loop onto the floor whilst holding the other two and allow the whole band to open gradually in a controlled manner. The blade is now open and ready for fitting to the machine.Ensure that the cutting direction of the teeth conforms to the direction of the machines band wheels. If this is not the case carefully turn the bandsaw blade inside out.
64 Band Saw Blade Safe Handling Procedure When re-coiling a bandsaw blade for disposal or storage you must always wear your personal protective equipment and follow the training you have received. The re-coiling of a bandsaw blade is quite easy to demonstrate but difficult to describe.First of all hold the bandsaw blade in front of you as if looking at a clock face with your hands holding the blade in the three and nine o’clock positions with both of your thumbs pointing forwards.
65 Band Saw Blade Safe Handling Procedure Now push / use pressure from both hands whilst in this position to force the top of the blade away from your body down towards the floor.Once the blade starts to flex turn your wrists in opposite directions and the blade should re-coil.It does take some practice to perform this task and the bigger the blade the harder it can be so good luck and don’t forget to wear your protective equipment and store or dispose of the blades in the correct areas.
66 Any Questions? To Recap Remember Safety is paramount at all times You are responsible for your Health and Safety and that of anyone who may be affected by what you do or don’t doYou must not under any circumstances allow anyone to operate the processing machinery unless they are trained and authorised to do so.And you must work to the training you have received at all timesAny Questions?
67 Bandsaw Blade Safe Handling & Machine Operation Training Course Andy Ridings (CMIOSH, MIIRSM)HARM Health & Safety ConsultantsFebruary 2007