Cordless Angle Grinder SOP

Cordless Grinder Safe Operating Procedure

Cordless angle grinder SOP for operating a cordless angle grinder identifies angle grinder hazards with the risk assessed and risk controls developed to manage risk and cordless grinder safety.

  • Standard operating procedures require hazard control measures to be implemented per angle grinder guide and best safe work practice for cordless grinders.

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Angle Grinder Safe Work Procedure

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SOP Cordless Angle Grinder

Workplace Safety has conducted a comprehensive job safety analysis for grinding work, e.g. operation of cordless grinder and how to change an angle grinder cutting disc 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 cordless angle grinder and ensure cordless tool safety

  • WHS consultation and participation processes ensure adequate health and safety communication

  • Pre operational checks on equipment per grinder pre use inspection checklist, e.g. inspect cordless grinder and equipment, and cordless battery and charger are free from damage such as battery leaking fluid

  • Cordless battery charging when using a cordless tool battery charging station shall be based on an angle grinder manufacturers recommendation

  • Cordless tools and equipment, e.g. cordless angle grinder identified as damaged shall have an out of service tag placed on it with procedures for reporting faulty equipment in the workplace implemented

  • Angle grinder safety guard must be fitted to a cordless angle grinder for protection from an exposed angle grinder cutting wheel. Only remove equipment guards for cordless tool storage

  • Do not alter or modify a cordless angle grinder, e.g. angle grinder handle removal will affect tool safety

  • Inspect angle grinder cut off disc for signs of wear and damage per pre use inspection checklist, replace if necessary and dispose of used angle grinder cutting discs appropriately

  • Angle grinder operation per cordless angle grinder SOP focuses on control measures for angle grinder to reduce the level of risk

  • Environmental hazards in the workplace, e.g. confined space and working at heights

  • Working at height on ladders, aluminium mobile scaffold and elevated work platforms when using cordless grinder

  • Hazardous chemicals and hazardous products used in connection with cordless angle grinder use

  • Hazardous manual tasks in connection with using a cordless angle grinder

  • Personal protective equipment, e.g. respiratory protective equipment, protective clothing, eye protection

  • Health and safety training for workers, e.g. angle grinder training

  • Workplace housekeeping per housekeeping policy and procedures

  • Legislative and regulatory requirements for compliance with WHS legislation, e.g. work health and safety regulations, angle grinder 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 using a cordless angle grinder

Safe Operating Procedure Cordless Grinder

Cordless Angle Grinder SOP

Cordless angle grinder SOP shall assess the risk of high-risk activities with the operation of a cordless angle grinder.

High-risk work activities that may expose workers to OHS hazards are likely to include but not be limited to:

  • Plant and equipment used in the work task, e.g. cordless angle grinder

  • Pre start inspection of cordless angle grinder

  • Change angle grinder cutting disc

  • Cordless battery charging using a cordless battery charger

  • Other hazards with using a cordless angle grinder

How to Use a Cordless Grinder
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