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Cordless Nail Gun SOP

Nail Gun SOP

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

  • Standard operating procedures require hazard control measures to be implemented per the nail gun manual and best safe work practice for cordless nail guns.

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Cordless Nail Gun SOP Example

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Safe Operating Procedure for Nail Gun

Workplace Health and Safety has conducted a comprehensive job safety analysis for nail gun operations, e.g. securing timber materials and how to load a nail gun 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 nail gun and ensure cordless tool safety

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

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

  • Cordless tools and equipment, e.g. cordless nail gun 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 nail gun, e.g. removal of nail gun safety mechanism will affect tool safety

  • Inspect nail gun magazine for signs of wear, damage and obstructions per tool safety checklist, loading nails into nail gun per manufacturers recommendation

  • Cordless nail gun operation per cordless nail gun SOP focuses on WHS issues and implementing control measures to reduce the risk from equipment hazards

  • Workplace safety hazards, e.g. confined space and working at heights

  • Working at height on ladders, aluminium mobile scaffold and elevated work platforms when using cordless nail gun

  • Hazardous chemicals and hazardous products used in connection with nail gun usage

  • Hazardous manual tasks in connection with using a cordless nail gun

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

  • Health and safety training for workers, e.g. cordless nail gun 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 nail gun

Safe Operating Procedures Nail Gun

How to Operate a Nail Gun

Cordless nail gun SOP shall assess the risk of high-risk activities with using a cordless nail gun.

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 nail gun

  • Pre start inspection of cordless nail gun

  • Loading nails into nail gun

  • Cordless battery charging using a cordless battery charger

  • Other hazards with using a cordless nail gun

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