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Machinery

Machinery maintenance
Maintaining machinery can be a hazardous activity. For example, contact could be made from moving parts as safety guards may have been removed. Left unmanaged, this could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law. To ensure this doesn't happen, you should complete a risk assessment... Read more
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Safe use of site table saws
Risk assessment - Safe use of site table sawsPortable table saws are versatile machines which are used in many different types of business. If you have one, use our risk assessment to ensure it's operated safely.Assessing the riskPortable table saws carry all the risks of any bench-top circular saw,... Read more
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Safe use of angle grinders-cutters
Safe use of angle grinders/cutters Angle grinders/cutters etc. appear simple to use. However, used incorrectly and with the wrong type of cutting or grinding disc and accidents may result.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with the use of angle grinders/cutters and the appropriate... Read more
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Using a leaf blower
Risk assessment - using a leaf blowerUsing a leaf blower can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with leaf blowing activities, e.g. the incorrect use of machinery,... Read more
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Welding
If welding equipment is used incorrectly, then this could lead to incidents involving fire, resulting in burns and other serious personal injuries.Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with using welding equipment and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example... Read more
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Safe use of narrow band saws
Risk assessment - safe use of narrow band sawsUsing narrow band saws to cut wood can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with the use of narrow band saws,... Read more
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Workshop machinery operations
Risk assessment - workshop machinery operationsThere are many hazards associated with workshop machinery operations that can present risks to staff. Left unmanaged, these could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated... Read more
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Safe use of pillar and bench mounted drills
If pillar or bench mounted drilling machines are used incorrectly, this could lead to accidents involving serious personal injuries.Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with using pillar or bench mounted drilling machines and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our... Read more
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Safe use of garden equipment
Failure to observe the correct operating procedures when using garden equipment may lead to accidents resulting in serious personal injuries.Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with the operation of garden equipment and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example... Read more
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Using cartridge-operated tools
Risk assessment - using cartridge-operated toolsUsing cartridge-operated tools can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated when using cartridge-operated tools,... Read more
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Young persons working in an engineering environment
Under health and safety law a "young person" is defined as anyone under 18 years. Employers are duty-bound to make a specific risk assessment for under 18s that takes particular account of their inexperience, lack of awareness of risks and immaturity. If work tasks for young persons are not managed correctly,... Read more
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Safe use of ride-on mowers
Risk assessment - safe use of ride-on mowersThere are many benefits associated with the use of ride-on mowers. However, the equipment does introduce risks. Use our template document to conduct a risk assessment.Risks and benefitsWith a ride-on mower large areas can be covered quickly, it's less of a... Read more
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Safe use of metal cutting guillotines
Risk assessment - safe use of metal cutting guillotinesThe use of metal cutting guillotines can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with the use of giullotines... Read more
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Safe use of chainsaws
Failure to ensure that the risks associated with chainsaw use are reduced to an acceptable level, may lead to an accident, which invariably will put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with chainsaw use and the appropriate ways of controlling... Read more
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Drilling holes into textured coatings
Textured coatings are usually found as a type of decorative finish to walls and ceilings. Failure to take the proper precautions when drilling into them could lead to dust, which may contain asbestos, being inhaled by staff and others. Managing the risks To help you identify the hazards associated with... Read more
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Safe use of pneumatic tools
Risk assessment - safe use of pneumatic toolsUsing pneumatic tools can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with the use of pneumatic tools, e.g. the incorrect... Read more
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Using pedestrian-operated pallet trucks
Using pedestrian-operated pallet trucks may present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with using this type of equipment and the appropriate ways of controlling... Read more
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Safe use of oxy-acetylene welding and cutting equipment
If oxy-acetylene welding and cutting equipment is used incorrectly, this could lead to accidents and fires resulting in serious personal injuries.Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with using oxy-acetylene welding and cutting equipment and the appropriate ways of controlling... Read more
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Safe use of lathes
Using a lathe incorrectly can present risks to both the user and other people in the work area. This could lead to a serious accident resulting in significant personal injuries.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with using a lathe and the appropriate ways of controlling them,... Read more
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Cleaning vehicles using a pressure washer
Risk assessment - cleaning vehicles using a pressure washerUsing a pressure washer to clean vehicles can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with the use... Read more
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Safe use of a single-end tenoning machine
Risk assessment - safe use of a single-end tenoning machineUsing a tenoning machine can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with tenoning machine activities,... Read more
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Using a vertical baling machine
Risk assessment - using a vertical baling machineUsing a vertical baling machine can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with the use of a baling machine,... Read more
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Using a floor buffing machine
Risk assessment - using a floor buffing machineUsing a floor buffing machine can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with floor buffing activities, e.g. the... Read more
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Safe use of a hand-held masonry saw
Risk assessment - safe use of a hand-held masonry sawUsing a hand-held masonry saw can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated when sawing masonry with a hand-held... Read more
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Safe use of roll cages
Risk assessment - safe use of roll cagesThe use of roll cages to move goods can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with roll cage activities, e.g. loading... Read more
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Replacing a CCTV camera
Risk assessment - replacing a CCTV cameraReplacing a CCTV camera can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with camera replacement activities,e.g. the working... Read more
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Use of bitumen boilers
Risk assessment - use of bitumen boilersThe use of bitumen boilers can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with the use of bitumen boilers, e.g. fires, burns... Read more
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Safe use of hand tools
  Accidents caused by the incorrect use of hand tools are common in the workplace. Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards and appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example Risk Assessment - Safe use of Hand Tools document.  It covers the generic hazards found with the use of most... Read more
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Using bench-mounted abrasive wheels
Risk assessment - using bench-mounted abrasive wheelsUsing bench-mounted abrasive wheels can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated when using abrasive wheels,e.g.... Read more
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Use of a telehandler
Risk assessment - use of a telehandlerTelehandlers are versatile machines used for moving loads, but if the driver is over-ambitious or inattentive, accidents can occur. Use our model risk assessment to ensure that yours is used safely.What's covered?The assessment identifies the following different... Read more
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Use of a scissor lift
Risk assessment - use of a scissor liftUsing a scissor lift can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with scissor lifts, e.g. overturning, falls from height,... Read more
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Safe use of electric drills
Portable electric drills are useful tools and, with care, they can be among the safest. But electric drills can be dangerous if not handled carefully.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with the use of electric drills and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example... Read more
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Safe use of pressure washers
If pressure washers are used incorrectly, then this could lead to accidents involving serious electric shock resulting in personal injuries or death.Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with using pressure washers and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example... Read more
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Machinery (blank)
Risk assessment - machinery (blank)If your staff use potentially dangerous machinery, you must carry out risk assessments to identify the safety measures required. Our risk assessment - machinery (blank) makes a complex task simple.When to use this formUnder the Management of Health and Safety at Work... Read more
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