Dremel Multi-Tool

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Details

Dremel Multi-Tool

Condition Notes

eg. New, 2nd hand, loaned. Any damage?

Induction and Training

No induction required.

Owners

metaltechs

Risk Assessment

Risk: High Risk before controls

Induction: None

Activity

  • Rotary tool for grinding, sanding, polishing, carving or cutting in metal, wood, plastics, cermaics, stone

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Eye protection
  • As appropriate: Dust mask, face shield, gloves, ear protection

Procedure

Before During After
  • Work in a safe well lit area
  • Wear eye protection and if needed dust mask/ gloves/ ear protection
  • Remove jewellery and loose clothing and tie up long hair
  • Make sure machine is set to OFF before plugging in
  • Check accessory is undamaged, fitted correctly and suitable for both the material and the tool
  • The rated speed of the accessory must be at lest equal to the running speed of the machine
  • When changing accessories make sure the machine is unplugged
  • Clamp work securely to bench or hold in a vice - never hold a small piece of work in one hand and the tool in the other
  • Plan your position so as to avoid overstretching or entanglement with power lead. Use a suitable extension cord if neccessary.
  • After installing an accessory, position yourself and bystanders away from the plane of the rotating accessory and run the power tool at full speed to check accessory doesn't break
  • Hold machine by insulated gripping surfaces, especially if there is a risk of cutting hidden wire or power cable
  • Hold machine firmly on start up to avoid twisting as the motor reaches full speed
  • Turn on machine before applying it to workpiece to avoid kickback
  • Keep hands out of path of machine
  • Feed the bit into the material in the same direction the cutting edge leaves the material (the direction the chips are thrown) to avoid pulling tool and kickback
  • Dont put the machine down until it has come to a complete stop
  • Put the tool away.
  • Tidy up your working area.
  • Vacuum up dust

Risk Assessment

Hazard Persons Before Controls Controls After Controls
Entanglement in moving machinery Operator Severity
Serious injury
Likelihood
May happen
Risk
High
  • Loose clothing and long hair to be tied back.
  • Jewellery to be removed.
Severity
Serious injury
Likelihood
Very unlikely
Risk
Medium
Burns Current and next operator Severity
Minor injury
Likelihood
May happen
Risk
Low
  • accessory to be left to cool after extended use.
Severity
Minor injury
Likelihood
Theoretical
Risk
Low
Fire People in the vicinity Severity
Fatality, life-changing injury
Likelihood
Very unlikely
Risk
Medium
  • Equipment is CE marked.
  • Do not operate near to flammable materials as sparks may cause fire
Severity
Fatality, life-changing injury
Likelihood
Theoretical
Risk
Low
Cuts/ abrasions Operator Severity
Serious injury
Likelihood
May happen
Risk
High
  • keep hands clear of rotating part
  • keep tool under control at all times
  • secure work with clamps
  • work in the correct direction
  • take extra care when working on corners
Severity
Serious injury
Likelihood
Very unlikely
Risk
Medium
Ejected material Operator Severity
Fatality, life-changing injury
Likelihood
May happen
Risk
High
  • Safety goggles to be used.
  • always check accessories for cracks, loose wires and general damage
Severity
No injury
Likelihood
Very unlikely
Risk
None
Dust/fumes Operator and people in vicinity Severity
Minor injury
Likelihood
Likely
Risk
Medium
  • wear a dust mask when sanding or cutting any material that will produce fine dust
  • use external extraction equipment where available
Severity
Minor injury
Likelihood
Very unlikely
Risk
Low
Electricution Operator Severity
Fatality, life-changing injury
Likelihood
Unlikely
Risk
High
  • Ensure device is connected via RCD
  • Hold dremel by insulated griping surfaces
Severity
Fatality, life-changing injury
Likelihood
Theoretical
Risk
Low

Before Use

During Use

After Use

Maintenance

References

eg. instruction manuals, tutorial videos etc.