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Cut Conduit SWMS

How to Cut PVC Conduit

The safe work method statement for cutting PVC conduit is assessing risk after identifying the hazards connected with cutting electrical conduit and implementing control measures to manage the risk.

  • Safe work method statement for cutting PVC conduit requires hazard controls to be implemented to minimise the risk of injury when using a tool to cut conduit, e.g. conduit cutter.

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Cut Electrical Conduit Method Statement

Workplace Health and Safety has conducted a comprehensive job hazard analysis of cutting conduits using different conduit cutters, e.g. electrical conduit cutter and developed risk controls per the hierarchy of control.

  • Assess and review OHS practices in the workplace to control risk

  • WHS consultation to identify potential hazards with how to cut PVC conduit used in electrical work

  • Risk assessment to identify workplace safety hazards and risks likely to result in serious bodily injury or death

  • Planning for health and safety when cutting PVC conduits, e.g. minimise risks through the planning process

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

  • Environmental hazards in workplace, e.g. trench excavation and excavation hazards

  • Slip trips and falls in the workplace having the potential to cause death or serious injury

  • Implementation of control measures to cut PVC conduit, e.g. isolation hazard control

  • Safety instructions for workers to manage risk

  • Tools and equipment used to cut PVC conduits, e.g. conduit cutter, hacksaw, powered hand tools

  • Method to minimise risk when measuring and marking conduit length to be cut

  • Operation and use of cutting tools to cut conduit, e.g. electrical conduit cutter, angle grinder

  • Hazardous manual handling tasks in connection with handling and cutting PVC conduits

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE), e.g. eye protection and protective hand gear

  • Work health and safety training for workers, e.g. hand and power tools training

  • Housekeeping in the workplace incorporating material handling and storage

  • Legislative and regulatory requirements for managing hazards, e.g. code of practice electrical practices for construction work

  • Monitoring of controls, e.g. assessment and review the effectiveness of control measures

  • Electrician tasks and activities in connection with cutting PVC conduits

SWMS Electrical

Cut Conduit Safe Work Procedure

Safe work procedure for cutting PVC conduit shall assess the risks of construction high risk activities with how to cut PVC conduit.

High risk activities that may expose workers to hazards and risks are likely to include but not be limited to:

  • Plant and equipment used in the work task

  • Measure and mark conduit length to be cut

  • Use of hand and power tools

  • Other PVC conduit cutting hazards

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