Hand Drill SOP

SOP Hand Drill

Hand drill SOP for operating a hand drill identifies hand drill hazards with the risk assessed and risk controls developed to manage risk and hand drill safety.

  • Standard operating procedures require hazard control measures to be implemented per the hand drill guide and best safe work practice for hand drills.

Hand Drill SOP Example

Click on the button to view a SOPS example of what you will receive when purchasing one of our SOPS.

Your business details and company logo will be added to the document and emailed to you.

Standard Operating Procedure Hand Drill

Workplace Health and Safety has conducted a comprehensive job safety analysis for hand drilling operations, e.g. drilling of timber materials and how to change a 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 hand drill and ensure electrical hand tool safety

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

  • Pre-operational inspection of hand 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 hand drill, e.g. hand 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

  • Hand drill operation per hand drill SOP focuses on hand drill 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 a hand drill

  • Hazardous chemicals and hazardous products used in connection with operating a hand drill

  • Hazardous manual tasks in connection with the operation of a hand 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 hand drill

Safe Operating Procedures Hand Drill

How to Use Hand Drill

Hand drill SOP shall assess the risk of high-risk activities with the operation of a hand 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. hand drill

  • Pre-operational inspection of hand drill

  • Change drill bits

  • Use of portable RCD safety switch

  • Other hazards with operating a hand drill