Hazard Control Strategies - Portable Saw-Milling
As with harvesting operations the hazards associated with log handling and machinery operation in portable sawmilling operations are significant. Only trained, competent people should attempt to undertake such activities.
Information about the hazards and safe work instructions for use and maintenance of portable sawmilling can be found in the manufacturers operator manual.
Section 30 Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 requires suppliers of plant to provide information about the intended purpose(s) of the plant and any conditions for its safe use to any person they supply.
|Issue||Typical Problems||Possible Solutions|
|Struck by debris||Material flies from saw blade back towards the operator||
Do not stand in the cutting line of the saw.
|Fingers and limbs lacerated||Operators fingers or limbs coming into contact with saw blade.||
Saw blades and moving parts are guarded
|Slips trips and falls||Uneven ground and debris||
set up the mill on level ground