A lateral milling machine is made out of a very stable mounting table and a column, where the milling head is attached. The column can move along the x-axis and the milling head along the y and z-axes. The milling head on high-end lateral milling machines has a slewing capacity. Depending on its dimensions, a lateral milling machine usually also has a cover. Some lateral milling machines are so big, that the column holding the tool requires its own operator?s cab. For machines with these dimensions, a separate hall for the operation of these machines is necessary. It is necessary, in all cases, that the lateral milling machine has its own foundation. Lateral milling machine need to have easy access to cooling lubricants, high-voltage currents and compressed air, to get rid of chippings around the machine. A comprehensive security notice in the form of warning signs in the close vicinity of lateral milling machines is useful.