Bench Sander

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Clarke CBS1-5 Belt & Disc Sander

  • 300 Watt, 230V motor
  • 1" x 30" sanding belt operates at 13.5 metres/sec. Tilts and locks at any angle 0 - 45º
  • 5" dia. circular sanding disc runs at 2,800rpm
  • Workpiece table dimensions - belt 127x127mm, disc 89x178mm (tilts & locks from 0° to 45°)
  • 45mm O/D dust extraction port
  • Supplied with an adjustable mitre gauge and fitted with medium grit abrasive belt & disc
  • Dimensions (LWH) 360x280x360mm

Manual

File:Bench Sander Manual.pdf

Safety

  • Wear eye protection - hot debris in the eye is not pleasant
  • Do NOT wear gloves - they could get entangled and pull your hand into the machine
  • Don't leave the sander until it has completely stopped spinning - other members may not realise it is still dangerous

Risk Assessment

Company Name Manchester Hackspace
Assessment Completed by Chris Hilliard
Date 24-Feburary-2016
Activity or area being assessed Clarke CBS1-5 Belt & Disc Sander
Location Workshop

Who might be affected

Operator X
Other Members X
Visitors/Public X
Others (please describe)

Hazards

Hazard Type Description of Hazard Initial Risk Action Required Final Risk
Severity Probability Rating Severity Probability Rating
Fire (electrical) Due to electrical failure 3 2 6 Machine not to be left unsupervised

Machine to be taken out of use if damaged Machine to be visually inspected before use Appropriate fire extinguisher to be available at all times

1 2 2
Burns Personal injury in the form of burns due to friction heating the object being ground 2 4 8 Machine only to be operated by competent persons

Parts to be given time to cool down before handling

2 1 2
Electric Shock Electric shock personal injury and resultant injury - burns and tissue damage. 3 2 6 Machine to be taken out of use if damaged

Machine to be visually inspected before use

3 1 3
Blindness/Eye Injury Blindness/Eye Injury due to sparks and debris 4 4 16 Operator to use eye protection 3 1 3
Entanglement Risk Bodily parts becoming trapped in wheel 4 3 12 Operator to wear appropriate clothes with short sleeves, remove dangling jewelry, and not wear gloves, tie all long hair back 3 1 3
Cut Risk Cuts from sharp objects 1 3 3 Training to include warning that parts can have sharp edges 1 2 2

PPE Requirements

Head Protection Eye Protection Ear Protection Respiration Protection Hand Protection High Visibility Safety Harness
Not required Required Not required Not required Not required Not required Not required

Additional Notes

Guide to the risk matrix points system

Hazard severity Points rating Definition
Nil 1 Very minor injury, bruise, graze, no risk of disease.
Slight 2 Minor injury, which would allow the individual to continue work after first aid treatment on site or at a local surgery. The duration of the stoppage or treatment is such that the normal flow of work is not seriously interrupted.
Moderate 3 Temporary disability causing injury or disease capable of keeping an individual off work for three days or more and reportable under RIDDOR
High 4 Causing death, serious injury or permanent disability to an individual.
Very high 5 Causing multiple deaths and widespread destruction eg. fire, building collapse.
Hazard probability Points Rating Definition
Remote possibility 1 There is really no risk present. Only under freak conditions could there be any possibility of an accident or illness. All reasonable precautions have been taken - This should be the normal state of the workplace.
Unlikely 2 This incident or illness might occur but the probability is low and the risk minimal.
Possible 3 The accident may occur if additional factors precipitate it, but it is unlikely to happen without them.
Highly likely 4 Will happen more often than not. Additional factors could precipitate an incident but it is still likely to happen without this additional factor.
Inevitable 5 If the work continues as it is, there is almost 100% certainty that an accident will happen, for example:

• A broken stair or broken rung on a ladder • Bare, exposed electrical conductors • Unstable stacks of heavy boxes

Risk Rating Definitions
Score Definition Action
1 to 4 Low No action required
5 to 9 Moderate Reduce risks if reasonably practicable
10 to 15 High Risk Priority action to be undertaken
16 to 25 Unacceptable Action must be taken IMMEDIATELY
Points System
1 Nil 2 Slight 3 Moderate 4 High 5 Very High
1 Remote L L L L M
2 Unlikely L L M M H
3 Possible L M M H H
4 Highly Likely L M H U U
5 Ineveitable M H H U U