SOP Jack Hammer
SOP Electric Jack Hammer
SOP Jack hammer for operating a jackhammer identifies jackhammer hazards with the risk assessed and risk controls developed to manage risk and jackhammer safety.
Standard operating procedures require hazard control measures to be implemented per the jackhammer guidelines and best safe work practice for jackhammers.
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Standard Operating Procedure Jackhammer
Workplace Health and Safety has conducted a comprehensive job safety analysis for jackhammer operations, e.g. breaking concrete materials and how to change a jackhammer chisel 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 jackhammer and ensure electrical hand tool safety
WHS consultation and participation processes ensure adequate health and safety communication
Pre-operational inspection of jackhammer 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 jackhammer, e.g. jackhammer handle removal will affect tool safety
Inspect jackhammer chisel for signs of wear and damage per tool safety checklist, replace if necessary and dispose of damaged jackhammer chisel bits appropriately
Jackhammer operation per SOP electric jack hammer focuses on jackhammer 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 jackhammer
Hazardous chemicals and hazardous products used in connection with operating a jackhammer
Hazardous manual tasks in connection with the operation of a jackhammer
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 jackhammer
Safe Operating Procedure Jackhammer
How to Use Electric Jack Hammer
SOP Jack hammer shall assess the risk of high-risk activities with the operation of a jackhammer.
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. jackhammer
Pre-operational inspection of jackhammer
Change jackhammer chisel bits
Use of portable RCD safety switch
Other hazards with operating a jackhammer