Safety is a crucial issue when it comes to the handling of any industrial machine. CNC lathe machines are operated by both experienced and first-timers alike, and it doesn’t matter how experienced you are in handling any type of lathe machines you should always observe safety measures.
Any small mistake made by not following the safety measures of any CNC lathe machine might be dangerous and even fatal. If the management of any industrial company has set up the right safety measures such as safety gears and environment, it is the responsibility of any operator to be careful when handling the machine.
The CNC lathe machine is covered, and there are no exposed parts which may cause accidents but still, it is not 100% safe because of the chip particles coming from grounding a metal or wood, and it is required for any operator to protect him/herself. It isn’t a wise decision to rely on other experienced workers, and the best you can do for yourself is to read the user manual carefully and make sure you are acquainted with how the machine works. Make sure you are wearing appropriate clothing for the work as loose clothing get entangled to the machine and this can have a horrifying outcome. Safety precautions are not for the inexperienced workers as for when an accident occurs it doesn’t differentiate between the experienced and inexperienced so it is not sensible to assume you have years of experience and you are not prone to any form of accident.
As grinding or any other cutting is taking place, there are always chips that fall or fly and if this gets into your eye or worst if you inhale it may cause a serious health concern. While working with a CNC lathe machine, it is necessary you wear protective gear for the eyes and nose. In some cases, lathing some objects can too noisy and very loud noise can impair hearing, and you should consider covering your ears to protect the vital organs inside your ears.
Loose clothing and hair can be hazardous in the workshop as they might get entangled in a working machine and the result can be catastrophic. Keep your hair tied and wear an appropriate hat just to keep away any hair that wasn’t tied. Short sleeved apron or clothing is the best for working in a workshop as long-sleeved clothing can also cause an accident. It is best if you can avoid any hanging accessories such as jewelry and scarves.
Before you plug in a CNC lathe machine ensure you have read the user manual and you are ready to operate it without having the knowledge on how to operate it may cause you to do it wrong and end up causing harm to you or others.
Environmental safety is also crucial, and it is necessary to ensure there is no oil or grease spill out that may cause anyone to slip and fall. All fallen wood or metal shavings should be removed immediately.
The CNC lathe machine was invented for the purpose of making work easier and not to harm anyone and only this is possible if everyone is accountable for their own lives.