As mentioned, sanding machines are part of driven machinery. If you use them in your company, make sure you adhere to following requirements.
Three safety requirements for sanding machines
Requirement #1: When you use a drum-sanding machine it must be properly guarded so that it completely encloses the revolving drum – the only part that should be unguarded is the part that you need to do the work.
Requirement #2: When you use a disc sanding machine you must completely enclose the periphery and the back of the sanding disc as well as the part of the working face of the disc under the table.
Requirement #3: When you use a belt sanding machine you must have guards at the trap points where the sanding belt runs onto the pulleys.
You also need to make sure that the parts of the belt not being used for sanding are properly enclosed.
Please note that sanding machines aren't the only machines that fall into the driven machinery regulations.
The Health & Safety Advisor says the machinery listed below is considered driven machinery under the driven machinery regulations:
Well there you have it. Now that you know the three safety requirements for sanding machines, comply with driven machinery regulations.
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