Cordless Impact Wrench SOP

Impact Wrench Cordless SOP

Cordless impact wrench SOP for operating a cordless impact wrench identifies impact wrench hazards with the risk assessed and risk controls developed to manage risk and cordless impact wrench safety.

  • Standard operating procedures require hazard control measures to be implemented per the cordless impact wrench guide and best safe work practice for cordless impact wrenches.

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Cordless Impact Wrench Safe Operating Procedure

Workplace Health and Safety has conducted a comprehensive job safety analysis for impact wrench operations, e.g. securing of fixings and how to change impact drive sockets 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 impact wrench and ensure cordless tool safety

  • WHS consultation and participation processes ensure adequate health and safety communication

  • Pre operational checks on equipment per cordless impact wrench inspection checklist, e.g. inspect cordless impact wrench 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 impact wrench manufacturers recommendation

  • Cordless tools and equipment, e.g. cordless impact wrench identified 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 impact wrench, e.g. impact wrench handle removal will affect tool safety

  • Inspect impact drive socket for signs of wear and damage per tool safety checklist, replace if necessary and dispose of damaged impact drive sockets appropriately

  • Cordless impact wrench operation per cordless impact wrench SOP focuses on WHS issues and the implementation of control measures to minimise potential risks and 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 impact wrench

  • Hazardous chemicals and hazardous products used in connection with cordless impact wrench use

  • Hazardous manual tasks in connection with using a cordless impact wrench

  • Personal protective equipment, e.g. respiratory protective equipment, protective clothing, eye protection

  • Health and safety training for workers, e.g. cordless impact wrench 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 impact wrench

Safe Operating Procedure Impact Wrench

How to Use Impact Wrench

Impact wrench SOP shall assess the risk of high-risk activities with using a cordless impact wrench.

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 impact wrench

  • Pre start inspection of cordless impact wrench

  • Change impact drive sockets

  • Cordless battery charging using a cordless battery charger

  • Other hazards with using a cordless impact wrench