Standard Operating Procedure for Tools
PCBU responsibilities imposed by health and safety legislation require a person conducting a business or undertaking, e.g. contractor carrying out high-risk work, to prepare standard operating procedures that identify hazards and control risks with the operation of tools.
Standard operating procedures for tools identify safe operating procedures for tools able to be implemented by contractors to manage risks
Purpose of SOPS
The purpose of an SOP (standard operating procedure) is to communicate health and safety information to duty holders, e.g. PCBU, supervisors, and workers, and provide step by step instructions for tool safety when undertaking high risk work activities.
SOPS for tools and equipment integrate hazard identification, risk assessment, and control methods per sop best practices
SOPS include a risk assessment form template, control management form, and SOP Sign off sheet to meet WHS legislative requirements for record keeping.