Table Saw SOP
Standard Operating Procedure Table Saw
Table saw SOP for operating a table saw identifies table saw hazards with the risk assessed and risk controls developed to manage risk and table saw safety.
Standard operating procedures require hazard control measures to be implemented per table saw guidelines and best safe work practice for table saws.
Table Saw SOP Example
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SOP Table Saw
Workplace Health and Safety has conducted a comprehensive job safety analysis for operating a table saw, e.g. cutting timber materials and how to change a table saw blade 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 a table saw and ensure electrical hand tool safety
WHS consultation and participation processes ensure adequate health and safety communication
Pre-operational inspection of table saw 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 table saw, e.g. removal of table saw handle or table saw fence will affect tool safety
Inspect table saw blade for signs of wear and damage per tool safety checklist, replace if necessary and dispose of damaged table saw blade appropriately
Table saw operation per table saw SOP focuses on table saw control measures to reduce the level of risk
Workplace environmental hazards, e.g. confined space and working at heights
Hazardous chemicals and hazardous products used in connection with operating a table saw
Hazardous manual tasks in connection with the operation of a table saw
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 table saw
Safe Operating Procedure Table Saw
How to Use a Table Saw
Table saw SOP shall assess the risk of high-risk activities with the operation of a table saw.
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. table saw
Pre-operational inspection of table saw
Change table saw blade
Use of portable RCD safety switch
Other hazards with operating a table saw