Cordless Sander SOP

SOP Cordless Sander

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

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

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Standard Operating Procedure Cordless Sander

Workplace Health and Safety has conducted a comprehensive job safety analysis for sanding operations, e.g. sanding timber materials and how to change a sanding disc or belt 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 sander and ensure cordless tool safety

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

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

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

  • Inspect sanding discs and belts of wear and damage per tool safety checklist, replace if necessary and dispose of damaged sanding discs and belts appropriately

  • Cordless sander operation per cordless sander SOP focuses on implementing control measures for controlling ohs hazards and risks

  • 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 sander

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

  • Hazardous manual tasks in connection with using a cordless sander

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

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

Safe Operating Procedure Cordless Sander

How to Use a Cordless Sander

Cordless sander SOP shall assess the risk of high-risk activities using a cordless sander.

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 sander

  • Pre start inspection of cordless sander

  • Change sanding discs and belts

  • Cordless battery charging using a cordless battery charger

  • Other hazards with using a cordless sander