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    How to safely operate a cold saw

    A cold saw is a type of circular saw used to cut objects. The reason it is called a cold saw is due to the way it cuts, in which the heat generated when sawing is transferred to the item being cut rather than the saw. This means the saw itself remains cold, thus the name. Like all saws if not used correctly it can be very dangerous and can cause a serious accident claim. You may use these items at work so the last thing you want is to have to make an accident at work claim.

    What type of accidents can happen with a cold saw?

    The main accident at work injury claims are for severed skin also known as cuts. This could be a finger, hand, leg, or any other part of your body, and it can be something as little as a small cut to something as major as a severed finger or worse. These are all types of work injuries you do not want. One other type of injury you could get is through getting equipment caught up in the machinery which could cause yourself harm if you are at the other end of it. It could be anything from clothing to the material you are cutting, but if abused a cold saw can create a serious accident at work claim.

    How to prevent an accident at work with a cold saw?

    The most important way of using a cold saw safely is to make sure you are fully trained to use it, to the point that you are confident and comfortable using this to prevent any work injuries. If you do not feel confident using the cold saw then ask for more help, it is better to ask than to suffer a bad work injury after. As well as this, make sure you are wearing the correct protective equipment including a mask to protect you from inhaling any dust, to goggles to stop anything from going in your eyes. If your work does not provide these then either speak to your manager or invest in some yourself because either way at the end of the day it is your health.

    If you do have an accident at work that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make an accident claim. Speak to Accident Advice Helpline to find out more on their freephone helpline – 0800 689 0500.

    Date Published: January 28, 2014

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    Author: David Brown

    Category: Machinery accident claims

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