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Cordless Reciprocating Saw SOP

SOP Cordless Reciprocating Saw

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

  • Standard operating procedures require hazard control measures to be implemented per reciprocating saw guidelines and best safe work practice for cordless reciprocating saws.

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Cordless Reciprocating Saw Safe Operating Procedure

Workplace Health and Safety has conducted a comprehensive job safety analysis for operating a cordless reciprocating saw, e.g. cutting timber materials and how to change a reciprocating saw blade 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 reciprocating saw and ensure cordless tool safety

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

  • Reciprocating saw safety checks per cordless reciprocating saw safety checklist, e.g. inspect cordless reciprocating saw 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 reciprocating saw manufacturers recommendation

  • Cordless tools and equipment, e.g. cordless reciprocating saw 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 reciprocating saw where there is an exposed nip point. Only remove equipment guards for cordless tool storage

  • Do not alter or modify a cordless reciprocating saw, e.g. removing reciprocating saw handle would affect tool safety

  • Inspect reciprocating saw blade for signs of wear and damage per reciprocating saw safety checklist, replace if necessary and dispose of damaged reciprocating saw blade appropriately

  • Cordless reciprocating saw operation per cordless reciprocating saw SOP focuses on WHS issues and implementation of control measures to reduce risk from equipment hazards

  • Hazards in the workplace, e.g. confined space and working at heights

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

  • Hazardous chemicals and hazardous products used in connection with cordless reciprocating saw usage

  • Hazardous manual tasks in connection with using a cordless reciprocating saw

  • Cordless reciprocating saw PPE, e.g. safety glasses ppe, safety equipment for height work, ppe safety shoes, construction earmuffs, protection clothing, full face dust mask

  • Health and safety training for workers, e.g. cordless reciprocating 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 reciprocating saw

Reciprocating Saw Safe Operating Procedures

How to Use a Reciprocating Saw

Sabre saw SOP shall assess the risk of high-risk activities by using a cordless reciprocating saw.

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 reciprocating saw

  • Pre start inspection of cordless reciprocating saw

  • Change reciprocating saw blade

  • Cordless battery charging using a cordless battery charger

  • Other hazards with using a cordless reciprocating saw

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