Woodsawing Machinery (S1HS)


This course covers the use of band saws, circular saws, vertical panel circular saws and chop and radial arm saws.

  • Overview

    This course covers the use of band saws, circular saws, vertical panel circular saws and chop and radial arm saws.

  • This course covers...

    Through practical activities, this course covers capability in using woodsawing machines, and the knowledge and understanding of:

    • The types of saws commonly used in school workshops with reference to start and stop controls, safety devices, correct positioning of guards and dust collection.

    • The HSE L114 Safe Use of Woodworking Machinery Approved Code of Practice and Guidance 1998 based on PUWER 1998 and its relevance to school workshops.

    • The procedures for isolating these machines and the procedures for changing blades.

    • The correct adjustment of fences and guard.

    • The different types of saw blades commonly used and their purpose.

    • The correct feed speeds to maintain safe cutting speeds and be able to detect defective saw blades.

    • The use of push sticks with particular reference to the safe positioning of the left hand.

    • The correct procedures for feeding material into the saw and for ‘taking off’ after cutting is complete; the specific precautions required when sawing long lengths of timber and when cutting large sheet material.

    • The routine maintenance as required and the cleaning of sawdust from the machine; the need to keep the area around the saw bench free from clutter to prevent tripping or slipping.

  • More Information

    This course is available by client arrangement only, and is undertaken at your school or educational establishment.

    The length of this course will depend on how many pieces of equipment you would like to be covered, however it would not be any longer than one day.

    The maximum class size is for six delegates.

    For a tailored quote for this course please do not hesitate to contact us on 01394 389683 or info@safetyboss.co.uk.

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