SOP Power Tools

  • Power tool SOPS specify operating instructions for power tool safety and the safety of workers

SWMS Power 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 electrical tools.


  • SWMS cordless tools identify safe operating procedures for cordless tools able to be implemented by contractors to manage risks

SWMS Using Power Tools

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 work activities and power tool safety.


  • Safe operating procedures power tools include hazard control methods per risk hierarchy of controls for controlling the risk

  • SOPS include a risk assessment form template, control management form, and SOP Sign off sheet to meet WHS legislative requirements for record keeping