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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

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