WCA Standards

Pre-Operation Checklist

Level 1
? Verifies tool is properly guarded and covered.
? Verifies saw setup using a test piece.
? Demonstrates knowledge of and proper use of all machine specific controls.
? Verifies splitter/riving knife is in place and aligned with blade (excluding Dado blades).
? Verifies proper throat plate is installed an properly aligned with surface of table.
? Verifies dust collection operable/operating.
Level 2
? Selects and properly installs correct blade.
? Installs and properly adjusts blade guard.
? Installs and properly adjusts throat plate.
? Sets fence properly (dimension, parallel to blade, properly locked down).
? Installs and properly adjusts splitter/riving knife.
? Installs and properly adjusts required jigs and fixtures.
? Meets Level 1 performance standard.

Operation Checklist

? Pre-Operation Checklist is a prerequi- site for ANY operation.
? Stock is fed in smooth continuous motion past blade with proper feed rate while controlling stock movement and waste removal.
? Stock is supported at out-feed.
? Push stick is used when required.
? Blade is completely stopped before reaching to the rear or over it.
? Proper stance and hand position are demonstrated.
? Stock is held securely against the fence, miter gauge, or fixture as ap- propriate.
? Fence is positioned clear of cut-off when crosscutting.
? Material is pushed completely past the tooling before releasing it.
? Clears machine and cleans work area after operation.
? Process is completed in a timely manner.
? Required OSHA approved personal protective equipment is worn.
? Lock-out/Tag-out procedure is in place and followed.


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