Standard Operating Procedure Bricksaw
Bricksaw SOP for operating a bricksaw identifies bricksaw hazards with the risk assessed and risk controls developed to manage risk and brick saw safety.
Standard operating procedures require hazard control measures to be implemented per brick saw guidelines and best safe work practice for brick saws.
Bricksaw SOP Example
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Workplace Health and Safety has conducted a comprehensive job safety analysis for operating a bricksaw, e.g. cutting bricks and how to change a brick 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 bricksaw and ensure electrical hand tool safety
WHS consultation and participation processes ensure adequate health and safety communication
Pre-operational inspection of bricksaw per electrical tools inspection checklist, e.g. how to check tools and equipment are free from damage such as damaged electrical cords
Damaged tools and equipment 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 bricksaw, e.g. removal of brick saw handle will affect tool safety
Inspect bricksaw blade for signs of wear and damage per tool safety checklist, replace if necessary and dispose of damaged bricksaw blade appropriately
Brick saw operation per bricksaw SOP focuses on bricksaw control measures to reduce the level of risk
Personal decontamination procedures to be implemented where exposure to silica has taken place, e.g. correct method for removing PPE
Workplace environmental hazards, e.g. confined space and working at heights
Hazardous chemicals and hazardous products used in connection with operating a bricksaw
Hazardous manual tasks in connection with the operation of a bricksaw
Personal protective equipment, e.g. respiratory protective equipment, protective clothing, eye protection
Health and safety training for workers, e.g. tool 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 operating a bricksaw
Safe Operating Procedure Bricksaw
How to Use a Brick Saw
Bricksaw SOP shall assess the risk of high-risk activities with the operation of a bricksaw.
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. bricksaw
Pre-operational inspection of bricksaw
Change bricksaw blade
Use of portable RCD safety switch
Other hazards with operating a bricksaw