Guarding woodworking bandsaws: A health and safety solution

How to reduce or eliminate the workplace health and safety risks of unguarded, ineffectively guarded or poorly maintained bandsaws.
Last updated

Jul 2010

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PDF, 792.82 kB

Document length

2 pages

What it contains

Unguarded, ineffectively guarded or poorly maintained bandsaws are a serious workplace health and safety risk. This health and safety solution advises workplaces how to reduce injury risks. It explains:

  • the most effective guards for bandsaws
  • what these guards are and what they must do
  • safe working systems to reduce or eliminate these risks
  • your responsibilities in training and supervising workers
  • your responsibilities in maintaining bandsaws
  • your responsibilities in documenting your machine’s maintenance