Woodworking Videos and Guidance from Health & Safety Executive

Please spend  time browsing these and raise any issues (including anything that is not understood) with your Shed duty manager or other experienced seniors.

We are each responsible for our personal safety and for that of fellow Shedders. If you see dangerous/careless practice please speak up!

 

Much of this information strictly speaking relates to a commercial business (the videos are more industrial in terms of the equipment and settings that feature compared to our Sheds).  HOWEVER, the principles are the same for us and there is much to learn from watching and reading. Safety first is the MUST when it comes to power tools and power equipment, and also with respect to dust control.

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HSE would like to thank Daltons and Didac for their assistance in producing the videos.

Here are some HSE published guidelines and useful documents for checking on our own knowledge and capabilities. as well as checking on Shedders using equipment under training.

NEVER USE A MACHINE WITH WHICH YOU ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITHOUT PROPER INFORMATION ON HOW TO USE AND THE POTENTIAL DANGERS. THAT MEANS AT A MINIMUM AN INTRODUCTION TO USE FROM A SHEDDER WITH PROVEN COMPETENCE WITH THE EQUIPMENT. DO NOT WORK ALONE.

handfedcircularsaw
surfaceplaner
wis30 Toxic Woods HSE
woodworking company risk assessment (HSE example)

 

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This information will help employers, the self employed and franchisees to comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), as amended, to control exposure to wood dusts, etc, and protect workers health.

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