The following is a factsheet that can be used to help ensure the safe use of equipment.

Training

Is the user trained in the specific class of equipment?

Fuel

Is there any means by which the fuel or power source could cause fire?

Workpiece

Is the best means of preventing uncovenanted (unplanned) movement of the workpiece being adopted?

Other persons

Are suitable measures in place to protect other persons from the effects of the operation, eg noise, sparks, dust?

Dust

Are suitable means such as water suppression or local exhaust ventilation (LEV) employed to reduce the amount of dust inhaled by the user? Is respiratory protective equipment (RPE) needed?

Fumes

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