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