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DATA Health and Safety Courses
Specialist Extension Level Course
S1HS - Wood Sawing Machines
30 March 2018 - Click HERE for statement from DATA regarding use of bandsaws by students under 16.
This course will consist of a presentation covering the DATA standards followed by practical experience in the use of the circular saw, bandsaw and Mitre/Chop saw. Delegates will then demonstrate further competence by manufacturing some of the following items. Please bring protective clothing and ear defenders to this course. Practical experience on a radial arm saw or vertical panel saw cannot be offered at Frome College.
HSE Information Sheets - Check HSE website for the most up to date versions of these information sheets.
No 16 - Circular Saw Benches - Safe Working Practices
No 31 - Safety in the use of Narrow Band Saw - (Scan of deleted on-line version)
No 15 - Safe Working at Woodworking machines
No 30 - Toxic Woods
No 3 - Beam Panel Saws
No 14 - Selection of Respiratory Protective Equipment
No 1 - Wood Dust: hazards and Precautions
No 13 - Noise at Woodworking Machines
No 38 - PUWER98-Retrofitting of braking to woodworking machines
' Making the most of your Bandsaw and Scroll Saw' published in 1937 (makes no reference to Health and Safety)
Different types of circular saw blade
Minimum cutting radius for band saw blades
VLC media player (Click on cone to download)
HSE Video - Bench Saw
An early French open frame bandsaw seen at
ALT Bandsaw blades price list
DfES Teachernet Guidance