OHS Code

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

Section 379 Band saw wheels

(1) Unless a manufacturer specifies or a professional engineer certifies otherwise, an employer must ensure that a cast steel band saw wheel measured 25 millimetres inboard from the rim edge has a minimum rim thickness

(a) of 14 millimetres for wheels up to and including 1.8 metres in diameter,

(b) of 16 millimetres for wheels more than 1.8 metres in diameter and up to and including 2.75 metres in diameter, and

(c) of 17.5 millimetres for wheels more than 2.75 metres in diameter.

(2) An employer must ensure that a band saw wheel that is more than 1.2 metres in diameter is tested for cracks at least once every 12 calendar months by a competent worker.

(3) An employer must ensure that a band saw wheel that has been exposed to excessive heat is removed from service until the wheel manufacturer or a professional engineer certifies it is safe for continued use.