This legislation has been repealed.
An owner shall comply
with the following provisions: —
portion of a saw below the saw table shall be enclosed in such manner as to
prevent accidental contact with that part of the saw.
Provisions shall be made, when maintenance work such as inserting, changing or
sharpening saw blades is being carried out, for the prevention of the
inadvertent descent of the frame and the falling of elevated pressure rolls.
Guards, satisfactory to an inspector, shall enclose the band-wheels, the
return side of the saw blade and as much as practicable of the cutting side
and counterweights shall be enclosed for the full length of travel.
blades shall be securely guarded on the top and at the sides, and there shall
be a sturdy riving knife firmly attached behind each saw, and the knife shall
extend above the table at least two-thirds the height of the saw and its
leading edge shall not be further than 15 millimetres from the saw at any
There shall be provided a means that prevents press rolls from falling after
they have been raised for maintenance work such as saw packing adjustment, the
saw blades shall be securely guarded on the top and at the sides,
a sturdy riving knife at least as thick as the saw kerf
shall be attached behind each saw; or
an anti-kick-back device such as suspended fingers shall
be arranged to cover the full width of the feed opening,
except that in the
case of stub edgers installed before the date of promulgation of this
regulation it shall not be mandatory to fit an anti-kick-back device or riving
knives; and where a stub edger is used, there shall be a sturdy fence faced
with not less than 225 mm x 75 mm timber at the end of the infeed rollway, the
area between the edger and the fence shall be signposted as a danger area not
to be entered while the edger is in operation, and the feed to a stub edger
infeed rollway shall be interconnected to the rollway drive in a manner that
prevents the rollway, inadvertently through minor electrical or pneumatic
failure or otherwise, from feeding a flitch or board towards the edger.
operator shall either be located outside the arc of trajectory of any timber
that could be thrown by the saw or protected to the satisfaction of an
There shall be a sturdy riving knife firmly attached behind the saw projecting
above the saw table at least two-thirds the height of the saw and having its
leading edge not more than 15 millimetres from the saw at any point; the
riving knife shall be of spring or alloy steel having a thickness not less
than one gauge less than the saw blade and on No. 1 benches the width of
the riving knife shall be not less than 65 millimetres at bench top