OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 25 Tools, Equipment and Machinery

Section 378 Band saw blades

(1) An employer must ensure that a band saw blade with a crack that exceeds the limits specified in Schedule 8, Table 2, other than a shake band saw blade, is

(a) removed from service and replaced, or

(b) the crack in the blade is repaired.

(2) An employer must ensure that a band saw blade with a crack that does not exceed the limits specified in Schedule 8, Table 2, other than a shake band saw blade, is

(a) removed from service until the crack is repaired, or

(b) the crack is prevented from getting longer by centre punching or another means.

(3) An employer must ensure that a band saw that is repaired under subsection (1) or (2) is retensioned as necessary by a competent worker.

(4) A worker must not use a shake band saw blade that is cracked.