Festool Portable Dust Extractor Safe System of Work


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Product Description


  1. This equipment must only be used by trained staff.
  2. It is to be used in a safe manner with the equipment being kept in a safe condition immediately reporting any changes that occur on this equipment which may affect its safe operation.
  3. The cleanliness and tidiness of this equipment must be ensured through appropriate instructions, routine inspections and cleaning.
  4. Work on or alteration of this equipment, which detrimentally affects its safety in any way, is prohibited.
  5. Machine parts or components, which form part of the safety protection, must not be removed, dismantled, altered, put out of operation or moved.
  6. Any power leads must be checked at regular intervals for perfect operation.
  7. When using power leads cable protectors should be used to lower the potential risk of slips, trips and falls involving other people in the working area.
  8. The operator must have thorough knowledge of the controls and their function before attempting any operation.
  9. This equipment must not be left unattended if in operation.

It is important for all employers to have a health and safety policy in place and for those companies who employ more than 5 employees, it is a legal requirement. Make sure that you have the correct health and safety documents in the workplace and that they are not out of date.

The Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974 is the legislation dealing with health & safety in the workplace and is usually governed by local authorities who make the necessary checks and visits to companies to ensure that the rules and regulations of the act are complied with.

A health & safety policy should be written by someone in your place of work, preferably by someone who has taken a course in health and safety and is aware of the responsibilities. The templates you can download will help you to create a policy which is clear and easily understood by the work force.

A health & safety document usually comprises of three elements which are:

  • A statement outlining how safety procedures will be managed in the workplace.
  • How safety is to managed and who is responsible for safety procedures
  • How health & safety activities are managed.
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