Cordless Drill SOP
Safe Operating Procedures Cordless Drill
Cordless drill SOP for operating a cordless drill identifies cordless drill hazards with the risk assessed and risk controls developed to manage risk and cordless drill safety.
Standard operating procedures require hazard control measures to be implemented per the cordless drill guide and best safe work practice for cordless drills.
Cordless Drill SOP Example
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SOP Cordless Drill
Workplace Health and Safety has conducted a comprehensive job safety analysis for drilling operations, e.g. drilling timber materials and changing a drill bit 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 drill and ensure cordless tool safety
WHS consultation and participation processes ensure adequate health and safety communication
Cordless drill safety checks per cordless drill inspection checklist, e.g. inspect cordless drill 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 drill manufacturers recommendation
Cordless tools and equipment identified, e.g. cordless drill as damaged shall have an out of service tag placed on it with procedures for reporting faulty equipment in the workplace implemented
Do not alter or modify a cordless drill, e.g. cordless drill handle removal will affect tool safety
Inspect drill bit for signs of wear and damage per cordless drill safety checklist, replace if necessary and dispose of damaged drill bits appropriately
Cordless drill operation per cordless drill SOP focuses on WHS issues and implementing control measures to reduce potential risks
Environmental hazards at workplace, e.g. confined space and working at heights
Working at height on ladders, aluminium mobile scaffold and elevated work platforms when using cordless drill
Hazardous chemicals and hazardous products used in connection with cordless drill use
Hazardous manual tasks in connection with using a cordless drill
Personal protective equipment, e.g. respiratory protective equipment, protective clothing, eye protection
Health and safety training for workers, e.g. cordless drill 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 drill
Standard Operating Procedure for Cordless Drill
How to Use a Cordless Drill
Cordless drill SOP shall assess the risk of high-risk activities with using a cordless drill.
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 drill
Pre start inspection of cordless drill
Change drill bits
Cordless battery charging using a cordless battery charger
Other hazards with using a cordless drill