Cordless Table Saw SOP

SOP Cordless Table Saw

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

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

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Standard Operating Procedure Cordless Table Saw

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

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

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

  • Cordless tools and equipment, e.g. cordless table saw identified as damaged, shall have an out of service tag placed on it with procedures for reporting faulty equipment in the workplace implemented

  • Table saw safety guard must be fitted to a cordless table saw. Only remove equipment guards for cordless tool storage

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

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

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

  • Implement control measures to prevent the risk of injury to persons from table saw kickback

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

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

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

  • Personal protective equipment, e.g. eye protection safety, closed toe shoes, noise reduction earmuffs, safety gear clothing, respirator mask

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

Safe Operating Procedure Cordless Table Saw

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Table saw SOP shall assess the risk of high-risk activities using a cordless table 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 table saw

  • Pre start inspection of cordless table saw

  • Change saw blade

  • Cordless battery charging using a cordless battery charger

  • Other hazards with using a cordless table saw