|Forum topic by BertFlores58||posted 09-14-2011 06:41 AM||1201 views||1 time favorited||7 replies|
09-14-2011 06:41 AM
Risk is defined as the likelihood to happen multiplied by consequence.
TASK: USING A CIRCULAR SAW will require following:
If the blade has thicker kerf – the motor will wiggle and inertia. The blade will have longer period prior stop. The saw will be difficult to control.
If the blade has thin kerf—the blade will not hold the straightness of cut. If you try to reallign it, likely to happen will be a kickback. It tends to follow the grain during ripping.
CONSEQUENCES: Finger cut .. Motor will burn … etc
The above was based on my experience and you may take it or leave it but surely this will allow us in making the risk assessment. When somebody say dangerous… at what level you can take the risk.
HERE IS MY QUESTION TO EVERYONE: HOW WILL YOU PREDICT RISK IN YOUR WORK? Start by mentioning a task then make the likelyhood assessment then the control.. No need to assess the consequence as it similar to damages and injuries.
Thanks and this is for everyone in the LJ.