Hammer Drill SOP
Standard Operating Procedure Hammer Drill
Hammer drill SOP for operating a hammer drill identifies hammer drill hazards with the risk assessed and risk controls developed to manage risk and hammer drill safety.
Standard operating procedures require hazard control measures to be implemented per the hammer drill guide and best safe work practice for hammer drills.
Hammer Drill SOP Example
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SOP Hammer Drill
Workplace Health and Safety has conducted a comprehensive job safety analysis for hammer drilling operations, e.g. drilling of masonry materials and how to change a hammer drill bit 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 hammer drill and ensure electrical hand tool safety
WHS consultation and participation processes ensure adequate health and safety communication
Pre-operational inspection of hammer drill 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 hammer drill, e.g. hammer drill handle removal will affect tool safety
Inspect drill bit for signs of wear and damage per tool safety checklist, replace if necessary and dispose of damaged drill bits appropriately
Hammer drill operation per hammer drill SOP focuses on hammer drill 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
Working at height on ladders, aluminium mobile scaffold and elevated work platforms when operating a hammer drill
Hazardous chemicals and hazardous products used in connection with operating a hammer drill
Hazardous manual tasks in connection with the operation of a hammer drill
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 hammer drill
Safe Operating Procedure Hammer Drill
How to Use Hammer Drill
Hammer drill SOP shall assess the risk of high-risk activities with the operation of a hammer drill.
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. hammer drill
Pre-operational inspection of hammer drill
Change drill bits
Use of portable RCD safety switch
Other hazards with operating a hammer drill