Cordless Chipping Hammer SOP

Cordless Chipping Hammer Safe Operating Procedure

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

  • Standard operating procedures require hazard control measures to be implemented per the chipping hammer manual and best safe work practice.

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Cordless Chipping Hammer SOP Example

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SOP Cordless Chipping Hammer

Workplace Safety has conducted a comprehensive job safety analysis for cordless chipping hammers and their uses, e.g. operation of cordless chipping hammer and how to change chipping hammer bits with risk controls 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 chipping hammer and ensure cordless tool safety

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

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

  • Cordless battery charging using a cordless charging station shall be based on a cordless chipping hammer manufacturers recommendation

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

  • Safety guarding must be fitted to a cordless chipping hammer for protection where there is an exposed nip point. Only remove equipment guards for cordless tool storage

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

  • Inspect chipping hammer chisels for signs of wear and damage pre use inspection checklist, replace if necessary and dispose of used chipping hammer bits appropriately

  • Cordless chipping hammer operation per cordless chipping hammer SOP focuses on implementing risk control measures to reduce the level of risk

  • Personal decontamination procedures to be implemented where exposure to silica has taken place, e.g. correct method for removing PPE

  • Workplace environmental hazards, e.g. confined space and working at heights

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

  • Hazardous chemicals and hazardous products used in connection with cordless chipping hammer use

  • Hazardous manual tasks in connection with using a cordless chipping hammer

  • Chipping hammer PPE, e.g. ppe face mask, ppe hearing protection, ppe gloves, safety footwear, ppe safety glasses

  • Health and safety training for workers, e.g. cordless chipping hammer 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 using a cordless chipping hammer

Chipping Hammer Safe Operating Procedure

How to Use Chipping Hammer

Cordless chipping hammer SOP shall assess the risk of high-risk activities with using a cordless chipping hammer.

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 chipping hammer

  • Pre start inspection of cordless chipping hammer

  • Change chipping hammer chisels

  • Cordless battery charging using a cordless battery charger

  • Other hazards with using a chipping hammer

Chipping Hammer Safety
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