Cordless Rotary Hammer Drill SOP

Cordless Rotary Hammer SOP

Cordless rotary hammer drill SOP for operating a cordless rotary hammer drill identifies cordless rotary hammer drill hazards with the risk assessed and risk controls developed to manage risk and cordless rotary hammer drill safety.

  • Standard operating procedures require hazard control measures to be implemented per the cordless rotary hammer drill guide and best safe work practice for cordless rotary hammer drills.

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Cordless Rotary Hammer Drill Safe Operating Procedures

Workplace Health and Safety has conducted a comprehensive job safety analysis for rotary hammer drilling operations, e.g. drilling of masonry materials and how to change a rotary hammer 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 rotary hammer drill and ensure cordless tool safety

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

  • Pre operational checks on equipment per cordless rotary hammer drill inspection checklist, 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 rotary hammer drill manufacturers recommendation

  • Cordless tools and equipment, e.g. cordless rotary hammer drill 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 rotary hammer drill, e.g. rotary hammer drill handle removal will affect tool safety

  • Inspect drill bit for signs of wear and damage per cordless rotary hammer drill safety checklist, replace if necessary and dispose of damaged drill bits appropriately

  • Cordless rotary hammer drill operation per cordless rotary hammer drill SOP focuses on WHS issues and implementation of controls to reduce potential hazards and risks

  • Personal decontamination procedures to be implemented where exposure to silica has taken place, e.g. correct method for removing PPE

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

  • Working at height on ladders, aluminium mobile scaffold and elevated work platforms when using cordless rotary hammer drill

  • Hazardous chemicals and hazardous products used in connection with cordless rotary hammer drill use

  • Hazardous manual tasks in connection with using a cordless rotary hammer drill

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

  • Health and safety training for workers, e.g. cordless rotary 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 rotary hammer drill

Cordless Rotary Hammer Drill Safe Operating Procedure

How to Use a Cordless Rotary Hammer Drill

Cordless rotary hammer drill SOP shall assess the risk of high-risk activities with using a cordless rotary hammer 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 rotary hammer drill

  • Pre start inspection of cordless rotary hammer drill

  • Change drill bits

  • Cordless battery charging using a cordless battery charger

  • Other hazards with using a cordless rotary hammer drill