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 Cordless drill safe work method statement/job safety analysis  

What is a cordless drill?

A cordless drill is an electric drill that uses rechargeable batteries charged on AC mains-powered battery charger.

  • Cordless drills are available in a hammer drill configuration, and most have a clutch setting permitting them to be used for driving screws.
  • Cordless drills are available in a range of different battery voltages with the most common being 7.2 V, 18 V, 24V, 28V, and 36V.

A cutting tool e.g. drill bit, spade bit is inserted and secured in the chuck of the drill prior to commencing drilling operations.

  • When pressed against a material, pressure is applied to the drill to cause it to bore a hole through the material.

Uses

A cordless drill may be used in the performance of a work task to:
  • Drill timber, metal, masonry, plastic materials;
  • Countersink timber materials;
  • Drive screws into materials e.g. plasterboard;
  • Wire brush rust from metal surfaces.

Tasks

Tasks associated with the operation of a cordless drill would include:

  • Pre-operational inspection of a cordless drill to ensure plant is in good order, electrically safe and all guards, handles and safety mechanisms are fitted and operational;
  • Inspection of battery charging unit and electrical cable to determine whether the battery charging unit, and the cable and plug is in good order or needs replacing;
  • Connection of battery charging unit electrical lead to an approved safety switch. Testing of safety switch;
  • Inspection of drill bit to determine whether a drill bit is in good order or needs replacing;
  • Fit and secure a drill bit correctly to a cordless drill;
  • Removal and fitting of handles to the body of the cordless drill;
  • Inspection of materials to be drilled for potential hazards;
  • Safe operation of cordless drill in the performance of a specific task;
  • Specific controls to be implemented when using a cordless drill in the performance of a task;
  • Hazardous manual tasks and ergonomic issues associated with the drilling of materials and operation of cordless drill;
  • Working at heights when operating a cordless drill;
  • Selection of personal protective equipment (PPE);
  • Conduct a hazard identification of the task being performed;
  • Compliance with specific controls as per a work health and safety regulation, code of practice, standard;
  • Assess risk to workers undertaking the drilling of materials using a cordless drill.

Online SWMS/JSA safe work method statement subscription service

WHS compliance has never been easier with your safe work method statement or job safety analysis prepared by ex WHS Qld Government Workplace Health and Safety Inspectorate in consultation with Industry OHS Representatives to comply with Work Health and Safety Legislation, Codes of Practice, Industry Standards and Australian Standards.

As a subscriber to a WHS online safe work method statement SWMS or job safety analysis JSA you and your employees can:

  • Access and view the work method statement, swms or jsa real time from any web capable device e.g. mobile phone, tablet, laptop, etc (for best results we recommend using the web browser Safari); and
  • Print the safe work method statement, swms or jsa sign off sheet and approval form including change management approval in a pdf format or hard-copy via the print option; and
  • Email the safe work method statement, swms or jsa notification advising a principal contractor, PCBU's and workers as to any specific controls to be implemented at a workplace for which the swms or jsa relates to; and
  • Never worry again about amendments, updates and versions; and
  • WHS maintain one controlled version of the safe work method statement or job safety analysis online as part of our continual improvement process; and
  • That means there can be no confusion as you and your employees are all using the same safe work method statement, swms or jsa at the same time, leaving you to concentrate on your business.

How do you access and implement the safe work method statement or job safety analysis?

To get you online, working, implementing and demonstrating safety compliance management, it's as easy as:

  • Log in via a mobile phone using your username and password;
  • Complete and email the safe work method statement, swms or jsa notification with user access to a principal contractor, PCBU's and workers for a specific workplace; and
  • That's it unless you need to print the sign off sheet, hazard and risk controls or change management approval form.

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1 Year online and print access to Cordless drill SWMS/JSA - 5 persons @ $25.00 per user.

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 Example Safe work method statement / job safety analysis for using a cordless drill  

The sample safe work method statement is an extract of the first two identified health and safety hazards for the charging, operation and use of a cordless drill.

  • The business logo and administrative details you provide at time of purchase shall replace those that you see in the sample safe work method statement/job safety analysis.

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 Using a cordless drill safe work method statement  

 Hazard  
 Risk/outcome  
 Control measures  
 Implementation of controls  
Consultation not undertaken with workers as to the operation and use of a cordless drill.Workers shall be exposed to risk of death, serious injury or illness where the operation or use of a cordless drill is performed or undertaken incorrectly.

Sustainable injuries/illnesses would include but not be limited to:

  • First aid medical treatment for cuts and abrasions;
  • Electrocution;
  • Skin penetrating injuries;;
  • Falls from heights;
  • Musculoskeletal injuries;
  • Respiratory disease;
  • Facial injuries; and
  • Permanent disability.

Damage to plant.

The operation and use of a cordless drill shall be undertaken in accordance with any manufacturers instruction and any instructions provided by Electrical Plumbing Group .Electrical Plumbing Group has a duty to ensure the health and safety of themselves, workers and other persons.
  • Workers operating a cordless drill shall be provided information, instruction, training and supervision as to the correct method by which a cordless drill shall be operated or used in the performance of a task

Consultation

Consultation shall occur between line management, workers and health and safety representatives as to the safe method of operating and using a cordless drill.

The process of consultation shall assess the hazards generated from the operation of a cordless drill and take into consideration:

  • Is the operation of a cordless drill necessary;
  • Could an alternative tool be used with less risk to the user;
  • Selection of the correct drill bit, spade bit e.g. type, size, etc dependant upon the material to be drilled;
  • Fitment of safety mechanisms to cordless drill e.g. deadman switch;
  • Pre-operational inspection of cordless drill;
  • Environmental hazards and risks to workers;
  • Are workers at risk of serious injury when operating or using a cordless drill;
  • Working at heights, prevention of tools and materials falling;
  • Hazardous manual tasks associated with the operation of a cordless drill.

Electrical Plumbing Group shall make a prepared for the operation and use of a cordless drill available for perusal by workers.

Residual risk

Following the implementation of controls the risk should reduce to:

 Hazard  
 Risk/outcome  
 Control measures  
 Implementation of controls  
Introduction of hazards generated from the operation of a cordless drill as a result of implementing proposed control measures. Workers shall be exposed to risk of death, serious injury or illness where hazards are created as a result of implementing proposed control measures.

Sustainable injuries/illnesses would include but not be limited to:

  • First aid medical treatment for cuts and abrasions;
  • Electrocution;
  • Musculoskeletal injuries;
  • Twists and sprains;
  • Skin penetrating injuries;
  • Respiratory disease;
  • Facial injuries; and
  • Permanent disability.

Damage to plant.

Control measures as per the hierarchy of controls shall be developed and implemented where additional hazards are generated from the operation of a cordless drill.
Electrical Plumbing Group shall ensure hazards generated as a result of operating a cordless drill are identified with the hazard controlled.

Control measures

To prevent risk of death, serious injury or illness to workers and other persons, the person with management or control of the works shall ensure:

  • The risk of death, serious injury or illness resulting due to the conduct of the task is assessed to determine a persons exposure;
  • Control measures to eliminate or minimise the risk of death, serious injury or illness to persons shall be developed in consultation with workers;
  • Control measures as per the hierarchy of controls shall be implemented to prevent, or minimise a persons level of exposure to risk of death, serious injury or illness;
  • Workers undertaking the performance of a task requiring the operation of a cordless drill shall be trained as to any new control/s to be implemented and informed as to the hazard notification process should additional hazards be identified.

Residual risk

Following the implementation of controls the risk should reduce to:

 Additional hazards and risks with charging, operating and using a cordless drill  

Additional hazards and risks identified with the charging, operation and use of a cordless drill for which control measures have been developed as per the risk identification process include:

  • Working with faulty, defective or non-compliant plant.
  • Charging a cordless drill battery using a battery-charging unit.
  • Incompatible drill, masonry or spade bit, hole saw or plug cutter used with a cordless drill.
  • Alteration or modification of cordless drill.
  • Operation of cordless drill without conducting a pre-operational inspection.
  • Operation of cordless drill in performance of a work task.
  • Working at height whilst operating a cordless drill.
  • Hazardous chemicals and products associated with the operation of a cordless drill.
  • Handling and operation of a cordless drill by a worker.
  • Workers not provided with the required personal protective equipment and having not received instruction as to method by which to wear an article of PPE.
  • Training not provided to workers as to how to operate a cordless drill in the performance of a task.
  • Housekeeping of a workplace not undertaken and/or no areas assigned for the storage of materials and plant.
  • Workers not advised of specific controls to be implemented to ensure compliance with Work Health and Safety Legislation, Codes of Practice and Standards.
  • Performance of tasks and activities undertaken in connection with the operation of a cordless drill.
  • Failure to monitor the implementation of control measures.

How do you keep employees and clients current and up to date?

Simple each user be they an employee, contractor or client is assigned a unique username and password to access the controlled version for the operation and use of a cordless drill jsa/swms online.

  • Each user can access and view the online swms/jsa from a web capable device e.g. mobile phone with their username and password.
  • Line management personnel can access and print the safe work method statement/job safety analysis and online jsa/swms forms.
  • Line management personnel can send an swms/jsa email notification to a principal contractor, pcbu's and workers advising as to the details of the workplace, principal contractor, commencement and completion dates, person with management or control and any specific controls to be implemented when using a cordless drill.
  • Users are notified of an amendment to the job safety analysis/work method statement via the online ohs diary and email notification.

What we will do to get you online

As a WHS online safe work method statement or job safety analysis subscriber WHS shall:

  • Create a group user account for your business and assign the user access required by you and your employees.
  • Insert your company logo and business details throughout the online safe work method statement, swms or jsa for the purpose of work health and safety compliance.
  • Notify you if the work method statement or job safety analysis or it's safe operating procedures or methods are amended.

Ordering is simple

  1. Add the safe work method statement, job safety analysis or safe operating procedure and any additional swms's, jsa's or sop's you require to the shopping cart.

  2. Follow the checkout process, ensuring you attach your company logo in a high resolution JPEG format for inclusion in the online safe work method statement/job safety analysis.

  3. Complete your order and payment process. A Tax Invoice will be forwarded to the email address you provide.

What happens next?

Upon receipt of payment notification WHS shall:

  • Send you an email requesting any additional information we may require to create your group registration.
  • Within 2 hours, customise your online safe work method statement/job safety analysis to incorporate your company logo and relevant business details, and create the required subscriber user access and email details of usernames and passwords to you. Where our workload is excessive we reserve the right to extend this time frame to 24 hours.

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If you find a more comprehensive online safe work method statement, job safety analysis, safe operating procedure, SWMS, JSA or SOP accessible online, able to be printed and offers an email notification service from any web capable device, and you provide evidence of such we will refund your purchase.

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