Injuries are all too common from the use and care of machines such as saws, presses, conveyors, and bending, rolling or shaping machines, as well as from powered and non-powered hand tools. If hazards and risks are not properly addressed, injuries such as crushed limbs, severed fingers, lacerations and abrasions can result.
This course provides an overview of the types of mechanical motions and actions that can be hazardous, how to assess the risks to workers, and the various methods of safeguarding workers operating the machinery.
- Outline the legal requirements for safeguarding
- Describe the basic components of machines
- List the types of hazardous mechanical motions and actions
- Recall the different types of machine guards, safeguarding devices and secondary safeguarding methods
- Identify the hazards associated with common types of machines and tools and assess their risks
- Select control methods based on the hierarchy of control
- Safeguarding Definitions and Legislation
- Machine Components, Movements and Actions
- Guards, Safeguarding Devices and Safe Work Procedures
- Identifying Hazards and Assessing Risks
- Implementing Controls: Selecting Safeguards
Manufacturing; Construction; Employers; Managers
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