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Construction Mandatory Standard
Mandatory

On-tool Water Suppression (Cut-off Saw)

This mandatory standard must be applied at all construction locations.

  • All cutting operations (Stihl saw type cut-off saw) of this type shall:
  • Include a suitable water suppression system.
  • Use of manufacturer’s bottle and pump is ideal, mains water connection via hose is also acceptable.
  • Mandatory tasked based PPE is to be worn at all times including respiratory, hearing and eye protection.
  • Ensure cutting takes place in a safe area away from other persons including members of the public.
  • Noise, vibration and contact with rotating blade considerations should be undertaken.
  • Fuel to be correctly managed e.g. refuelling points, fuel storage etc.

Pat Boyle

Managing Director

Construction