This legislation has been repealed.
(1) A saw used for
crosscutting and the mechanisms associated with it shall be guarded to the
satisfaction of an inspector.
(2) On a pendulum type
of docking saw the belt and the saw spindle pulley which it drives shall be
guarded in a manner that prevents the operator from inadvertently touching
(3) The saw shall
revolve in the direction which holds the work piece against the fence.
(4) The whole of the
periphery of the saw blade shall be adequately guarded at all times when the
same is in a retracted position.
(5) All the
non-working portion of the saw blade shall be adequately guarded at all times.
(6) The saw shall
either pass through the workpiece within a guarded area of the sawing table or
the sawing head shall carry a guard, and the width of the guard and its height
above the sawing table shall be commensurate with the size of the work pieces
to be accommodated.
(7) The controls for
moving the saw shall be arranged in such a way that there is the least
possible chance of a man’s hand being in the work area at the time when
the saw moves into that area.
(8) A limit chain or
other effective device shall be provided to prevent the saw from moving too
far in either direction, and at the limit of the outward travel the front edge
of the saw shall not be closer than 50 millimetres to the front edge of
the sawing table, but the edge of the table may have a local extension to
ensure that the width of material that can be cut will not be unduly
(9) There shall be an
effective device to return the saw automatically to a safe position without
any rebound into the work area when released at any point of travel and the
device shall not depend for its proper functioning upon any spring; where a
separate counter-weight is used it shall be attached by a suitable chain or
wire rope properly thimbled and clipped, firmly shackled to the saw frame, and
where a counterweight is attached to a bar the bar shall be firmly fixed to
the saw frame and a bolt shall pass through the weight and the bar or a limit
bolt shall be put through the outer end of the bar.
[Regulation 71 amended in Gazette
27 Oct 1972 p. 4231; 28 Jun 1973 p. 2476.]