Electric Sander SOP

SOP Sander

Electric sander SOP for operating an electric hand sander identifies electric sander hazards with the risk assessed and risk controls developed to manage risk and sander safety.

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

Electric Sander SOP Example

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Standard Operating Procedure Sander

Workplace Health and Safety has conducted a comprehensive job safety analysis for sanding operations, e.g. sanding of 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 an electric sander and ensure electrical hand tool safety

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

  • Pre-operational inspection of electric hand sander 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 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

  • Electric sander operation per electric sander SOP focuses on hand sander control measures to reduce the level of risk

  • Workplace environmental hazards, e.g. confined space and working at heights

  • Working at height on ladders, aluminium mobile scaffold and elevated work platforms when operating an electric sander

  • Hazardous chemicals and hazardous products used in connection with operating an electric sander

  • Hazardous manual tasks in connection with the operation of an electric sander

  • 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 an electric hand sander

Safe Operating Procedure Sander

How to Use an Electric Sander

Electric sander SOP shall assess the risk of high-risk activities with the operation of an electric 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. electric sander

  • Pre-operational inspection of electric sander

  • Change sanding discs and belts

  • Use of portable RCD safety switch

  • Other hazards with operating an electric sander