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Machinery for metal

Metal circular saws

In addition to what is specified for wood cutting saws, pendulum crosscut saws for metal must also:

  • Be operated using a hold-down handle (dead man’s control).
  • Have an emergency stop.
  • Stop as quickly as possible when the hold-down handle is released.
  • Have a friction connection or other device which prevents hazards resulting from the blade digging into the metal or getting stuck.

Pendulum crosscut saws in which the blade is fed mechanically must have additional protection, e.g. shielding, so that it is not possible to touch the tool, two-handed operation, a light barrier or equivalent.

Circular saws for metal may be operated by minors under 18 if the machines are shielded in such a way as to render the moving and machining parts inaccessible during operation and there are no other hazards associated with the machine. However, this is possible only if minors receive thorough instruction on how to use the machine.

There must be usage instructions in Danish which indicate how to set up, operate and maintain the machine in connection with work.

Thread cutting machines

Thread cutting machines must be operated by means of a pedal or hold-down handle which stops the machine when it is released. The pedal must be shielded so that it is not possible to start the machine accidentally, and it must otherwise be designed with three positions:

  • Top position, no actuation: the machine is stopped.
  • Middle position: the machine is running.
  • Bottom position: emergency stop function.

Long, rotating pipe sections which protrude must be shielded and supported in pipe trestles.

Trimming of pipes which are rotating in cutting machines may take place only on machines with a pipe cutter fitted. Thread cutting and trimming must not be undertaken on pipes which have fittings installed.

Fittings must not be screwed onto pipes which are rotating in thread cutting machines.

Thread cutting machines metal may be operated by minors under 18 if they are shielded in such a way as to render the moving and machining parts inaccessible during operation and there are no other hazards associated with the machine. However, this is possible only if minors receive thorough instruction on how to use the machine.

There must be usage instructions in Danish which indicate how to set up, operate and maintain the machine in connection with work.