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Cordless Drill SOP

SOP 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.

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Cordless Drill SOP Example

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Safe Operating Procedures 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

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