Sand Blasting Cabinet: Maglass

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Notice

  • This machine should not be operated without induction.

Maglass Sanding Blasting/Etching Cabinet

Details:

This is a sand basting cabinet that uses compressed air to blasts fine abrasives to etch or finish different surfaces such as glass, metal, plastic or ceramic.

Specifications:

  • Metal cabinet with 2 gloves to operate blasting equipment
  • Takes different abrasives that can be changed through the reservoir in the bottom
  • Abrasive blasting gun
  • Compressed air gun
  • Foot pedal to operate blasting gun

Additional tools :

  • selection of abrasives

PPE

  • Respiratory mask

Safety Checklist

  • Ensure compressed air hoses are connected securely
  • Only use suitable abrasives with less then 1% respirable crystalline silica
  • As with any power tool - be alert.

Condition Notes

Makerversity?

Owners

@Howard, @Julia

Risk Assessment

Notice

  • This is a dynamic document, please let the @metaltechs know if there are any hazards or near misses that are not covered already.
  • If anything looks or sounds out of the ordinary, please mark the machine out of order and contact @metaltechs immediately - it is not worth your safety and wellbeing to take any additional risks!

Hazards:

  • Inhalation of airborne abrasives
  • Skin contact with abrasives

Persons At Risk + Specific risks

  • User and Bystanders
    • Inhalation of airborne abrasives
    • Skin contact with abrasives

Initial Assessment of Risk:

Hazard Severity Probability Risk Factor
inhalation of airborne abrasives 4 4 16
Skin contact with abrasives 2 3 6

Control measures:

  • Use a ‘silica free’ abrasive material, ie containing less than 1% silica.
  • turn on extraction hose in metal area and keep close to the cabinet
  • Wash your hands after getting in contact with abrasives
  • Avoid dust formation when handling abrasives or loading and unloading items from the cabinet
  • Keep the door of the cabinet tightly closed during operation
  • Let dust settle before opening the cabinet
  • Kill all power supplies before maintenance, cleaning and repairs.
  • Defects are reported to @metaltechs to ensure all items are repaired or replaced

Final assessment of risk after :

Hazard Severity Probability Risk Factor
inhalation of airborne abrasives 4 1 4
Skin contact with abrasives 2 2 4

Always take the time to minimise risks.

RA Points System:

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Risk Assessment Sign Off:

Writer: @Julia
Reviewer: @Howard
Director Sign Off:
Date:

Before Use

PPE: none

During Use

After Use

Clean up any dust with a wet rag.

Maintenance

References

COSHH
Risk Assessment of Abrasive Blasting Environment
Product Information