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Document ID (ISN)107985
CIS number 08-450
Year 2007
Convention or series no. HSE Woodworking Information Sheet No.4
Health and Safety Executive
Title Noise reduction at band re-saws
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Sep. 2007. 4p. Illus. 3 ref.
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Abstract The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 (see CIS 06-1259) require employers to eliminate risks from noise, or to reduce them to the lowest possible level. This information note addresses the issue of noise reduction at band saws. The noise generated by band re-saws (typically over 85dB(A)) can be reduced by maintaining the machine and blade in good condition. Factors affecting the blade vibration level (the main source of noise) are listed along with advice on how the difference in noise levels when cutting and when idling can be used as a good indicator of the condition and adjustment of the machine and blade. The use of noise enclosures is also discussed. Replaces CIS 02-409.
Descriptors (primary) noise and vibration control; woodworking industry; band saws; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; noise level; woodworking saws; data sheet; enclosure; limitation of exposure; legislation; maintenance
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Woodworking industry
Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Woodworking industry
Lumber and the woodworking industry