Cordless Chainsaw SOP
SOP Cordless Chainsaw
Cordless chainsaw SOP for operating a cordless chainsaw identifies cordless chainsaw hazards with the risk assessed and risk controls developed to manage risk and cordless chainsaw safety.
Standard operating procedures require hazard control measures to be implemented per cordless chainsaw guidelines and best safe work practice for cordless chainsaws.
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Standard Operating Procedure Cordless Chainsaw
Workplace Health and Safety has conducted a comprehensive job safety analysis for operating a chainsaw, e.g. cutting trees and changing and maintaining a chainsaw chain 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 cordless chainsaw and ensure cordless safety
WHS consultation and participation processes ensure adequate health and safety communication
Pre operational checks on equipment per chainsaw pre start checklist, e.g. inspect cordless chainsaw 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 chainsaw manufacturers recommendation
Cordless tools and equipment, e.g. cordless chainsaw identified as damaged shall have an out of service tag placed on it with procedures for reporting faulty equipment in the workplace implemented
Safety guarding must be fitted to a cordless chainsaw where there is an exposed nip point. Only remove equipment guards for cordless tool storage
Do not alter or modify a chainsaw, e.g. removal of chainsaw handle will affect tool safety
Inspect chainsaw bar and chain for signs of wear and damage per chainsaw safety checklist, and if necessary, maintain or replace and dispose of damaged chainsaw chain appropriately
Cordless chainsaw operation per cordless chainsaw SOP focuses on WHS issues and the implementation of control measures to reduce risk from equipment hazards
Workplace hazards, e.g. confined space and working at heights
Working at height on ladders, aluminium mobile scaffold and elevated work platforms when using cordless chainsaw
Hazardous chemicals and hazardous products used in connection with chainsaw usage
Hazardous manual tasks in connection with using a cordless chainsaw
Chainsaw PPE, e.g. chainsaw chaps, industrial earmuffs, face shield ppe, harness safety equipment, ppe footwear, protective hand gear and chainsaw safety gear
Health and safety training for workers, e.g. chain saw training
Workplace housekeeping per housekeeping policy and procedures
Legislative and regulatory requirements for compliance with WHS legislation, e.g. work health and safety regulations, managing electrical risks at the workplace code of practice 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 chainsaw
Cordless Chainsaw Safe Operating Procedure
How to Use a Cordless Chainsaw
Cordless chainsaw SOP shall assess the risk of high-risk activities with using a cordless chainsaw.
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 chainsaw
Pre start inspection of cordless chainsaw
Change chainsaw bar and chain
Cordless battery charging using a cordless battery charger
Other hazards with using a cordless chainsaw