Blower Cordless SOP
Cordless Blower Safe Operating Procedure
Cordless blower SOP for operating a cordless vacuum blower identifies leaf blower hazards with the risk assessed and risk controls developed to manage risk and leaf blower safety.
Standard operating procedures require hazard control measures to be implemented per cordless blower guide and best safe work practice for cordless blower vacs.
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Blower Cordless SOP
Workplace Health and Safety has conducted a comprehensive job safety analysis for leaf blower operations, e.g. operation of cordless blower with risk control measures developed for identified hazards per WHS hierarchy of controls.
WHS consultation with employees on health and safety matters to identify potential hazards with operating a leaf blower and ensure cordless tool safety
WHS consultation and participation processes ensure adequate health and safety communication
Pre operational checks on equipment per blower pre start checklist, e.g. inspect cordless blower vac and equipment, and cordless battery and charger are free from damage such as battery leaking fluid
Cordless battery charging using a cordless charging station shall be based on a cordless blower manufacturers recommendation
Cordless tools and equipment, e.g. cordless blower vacuum identified as damaged shall have an out of service tag placed on it with procedures for reporting faulty equipment in the workplace implemented
Leaf blower guard must be fitted to a cordless blower vacuum for protection from an exposed leaf blower fan
Do not alter or modify a cordless blower vacuum, e.g. leaf blower handle or leaf blower bag removal will affect tool safety
Inspect handle, shoulder strap and leaf blower bag for signs of wear and damage per tool safety checklist, replace if necessary and dispose of damaged handles, shoulder straps and leaf blower bags appropriately
Cordless blower operation per cordless blower SOP focuses on hazard control measures to reduce the level of risk
Workplace environmental hazard, e.g. confined space and working at heights
Working at height on ladders, aluminium mobile scaffold and elevated work platforms to operate cordless blower
Hazardous chemicals and hazardous products used in connection with operating a cordless blower vacuum
Hazardous manual tasks in connection with cordless blower operation
Personal protective equipment, e.g. respiratory protective equipment, protective clothing, eye protection
Health and safety training for workers, e.g. leaf blower training
Workplace housekeeping per housekeeping policy and procedures
Legislative and regulatory requirements for compliance with WHS legislation, e.g. work health and safety regulations, leaf blower noise regulations and power tool safety standards
Monitoring controls, e.g. assessment and review the effectiveness of control measures
Tasks and activities in connection with using a cordless blower
Blower Cordless Safe Operating Procedure
How to Use Leaf Blower
Cordless blower SOP shall assess the risk of high-risk activities with using a cordless blower vacuum.
High-risk work activities that may expose workers to WHS hazards are likely to include but not be limited to:
Plant and equipment used in the work task, e.g. cordless blower vac
Pre start inspection of cordless blower vac
Cordless battery charging using a cordless battery charger
Other hazards with operating a cordless blower vacuum