Standard Operating Procedure Thicknesser
Thicknesser SOP for operating a thicknesser identifies thicknesser hazards with the risk assessed and risk controls developed to manage risk and thicknesser safety.
Standard operating procedures require hazard control measures to be implemented per thicknesser guidelines and best safe work practice for thicknessers.
Thicknesser SOP Example
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Workplace Health and Safety has conducted a comprehensive job safety analysis for using a thicknesser, e.g. reducing the thickness of timber materials and how to change thicknesser blades 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 thicknesser and ensure electrical hand tool safety
WHS consultation and participation processes ensure adequate health and safety communication
Pre-operational inspection of thicknesser 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 thicknesser, e.g. removal of thicknesser guard will affect tool safety
Inspect thicknesser blades for signs of wear and damage per tool safety checklist, replace if necessary and dispose of damaged thicknesser blades appropriately
Thicknesser operation per thicknesser SOP focuses on thicknesser 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 thicknesser
Hazardous manual tasks in connection with the operation of a thicknesser
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 thicknesser
Safe Operating Procedure Thicknesser
How to Use a Thicknesser
Thicknesser SOP shall assess the risk of high-risk activities with the operation of a thicknesser.
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. thicknesser
Pre-operational inspection of thicknesser
Change thicknesser blades
Use of portable RCD safety switch
Other hazards with operating a thicknesser