Method Statement for Electrical Conduit Installation
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
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