Cordless Saw SOP
Cordless Saw Standard Operating Procedure
Cordless saw SOP for operating a cordless circular saw identifies cordless saw hazards with the risk assessed and risk controls developed to manage risk and cordless saw safety.
Standard operating procedures require hazard control measures to be implemented per cordless saw guidelines and best safe work practice for cordless saws.
Cordless Saw SOP Example
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SOP Cordless Saw
Workplace Health and Safety has conducted a comprehensive job safety analysis for operating a cordless circular saw, e.g. cutting timber materials and how to change a 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 saw and ensure cordless tool safety
WHS consultation and participation processes ensure adequate health and safety communication
Pre operational checks on equipment per cordless saw inspection checklist, e.g. inspect cordless 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 saw manufacturers recommendation
Cordless tools and equipment, e.g. cordless circular 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 saw where there is an exposed nip point. Only remove equipment guards for cordless tool storage
Do not alter or modify a cordless circular saw, e.g. removal of cordless saw handle will affect tool safety
Inspect saw blade for signs of wear and damage per cordless saw safety checklist, replace if necessary and dispose of damaged saw blade appropriately
Cordless saw operation per cordless saw SOP focuses on WHS issues and implementation of control measures to reduce risk from equipment hazards
Hazard in workplace, e.g. confined space and work at height
Working at height on ladders, aluminium mobile scaffold and elevated work platforms when using cordless saw
Hazardous chemicals and hazardous products used in connection with cordless saw usage
Hazardous manual tasks in connection with using a cordless saw
Cordless saw PPE, e.g. workwear ppe, construction boots, safety equipment respirators, personal protective equipment hearing protection, ppe safety goggles
Health and safety training for workers, e.g. cordless 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 saw
Safe Operating Procedure Cordless Saw
How to Use a Cordless Circular Saw
Circular saw SOP shall assess the risk of high-risk activities with the operation of a circular 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 circular saw
Pre start inspection of cordless circular saw
Fitting a circular saw blade
Cordless battery charging using a cordless battery charger
Other hazards with using a cordless circular saw