ohs safe work procedures
OHS SAFE WORK
PROCEDURES
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
1. Purpose:
The purpose of this procedure is to ensure that all tasks conducted at Nazareth College with
an inherent risk level of ‘high’ or ‘extreme’ have a Safe Work Procedure (SWP) developed.
All persons carrying out these tasks are expected to be competent in the related SWP.
2 . References
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Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007
Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004
3. Definitions
Competent Person:
A person who has acquired through training, qualification or experience, or a combination of
both the knowledge and skills required to safely carry out a task
Safe Work Procedure:
Are documented procedures that outline:
 The hazards associated with performing a particular task (which may include
equipment use, chemical use or working in a hazardous environment
 Safety instructions in performing that task including any checks and pre-cautions to
be exercised
 A list of the persons authorised to supervise and train persons in how to undertake
the task safely
Any required Personal Protective Equipment to protect, employees students and contractors.
4 . Responsibility
The Business Manager is responsible for:
Identifying all tasks that require a Safe Work Procedure;
Developing controls to manage these risks in consultation with the HSR and employees;
Documenting Safe Work Procedures for all tasks or delegating this to a competent
person;
Ensuring employees are trained in Safe Work Procedures and ensuring they are
competent to perform the tasks safely prior to commencing work;
Reviewing Safe Work Procedures for appropriateness to the task; and
Training employees in Safe Work Procedures and ensuring they are competent to
perform tasks safely prior to commencing work.
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
The functions of the HSR is:
Assisting the Business Manager to identify tasks that require a Safe Work Procedure;
Participating in the development of Safe Work Procedures.
Employees are responsible for:
Reporting tasks which may have associated hazards onto the Incident and Hazard form
Not undertaking tasks within the workplace where there is a Safe Work Procedure
developed and they have not been deemed as competent in its application;
Following Safe Work Procedures they have been deemed competent in applying; and
Reporting any discrepancies between the documented Safe Work Procedure and the
actual method adopted to perform tasks in the workplace to the Business Manager.
5. Procedure:
5.1 Identifying tasks that require SWPs
The Business Manager, in consultation with HSRs and employees, must identify tasks that
will require a Safe Work Procedure.
The Business Manager should have regard to the following sources of information when
determining tasks that will require a Safe Work Procedure :
Hazard and Incident Reporting Procedure;
OHS Risk Management Procedure;
OHS Risk Register (high and extreme inherent risk ratings);
Workplace Inspections;
Contractor Management Procedure; and
OHS Purchasing Procedure.
As a minimum the Business Manager should make sure that all tasks conducted at Nazareth
College with an inherent risk level of ‘high’ or ‘extreme’ have a Safe Work Procedure
developed for those tasks.
5.2 Documenting Safe Work Procedures
The Property Manager is to document SWP using the Safe Work Procedure Template. This
is to be done in consultation with the HSR and relevant employees.
The Safe Work Procedure is to be tailored for specific tasks and should consider:
The hazards associated with performing a particular task (which may include equipment
use, chemical use or working in hazardous environment);
Safety instructions in performing that task including any checks and pre-cautions to be
exercised;
A list of the persons authorised to supervise and train persons in how to undertake the
task safely; and
Any required Personal Protective Equipment to protect employees, students and
contractor.
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
Tasks that require a SWP to be developed in Nazareth College include:
 Working at Heights;
 Manual Handling
 Hot Work
 Electrical Isolation and Tagging;
 Use of hazardous plant or equipment.
The Property Manager is responsible for communicating the tasks within the workplace that
have an associated Safe Work Procedure developed to all employees (see Consultation and
Communication Procedure).
5.3 Training Employees
The Business Manger is to make sure the Safe Work Procedure identifies the training needs
of employees and that these are implemented as per the requirements of Induction and
Training Procedure. The training is to include a combination of verbal description and
practical demonstration to instruct the employee in:
how to perform the task step by step (including pre-operation, operation and post
operation);
the hazards associated with the task; and
the controls to be adopted to manage the risk associated with the task.
In order for an employee to be deemed competent in performing a task the Property
Manager must make sure that the employee/s are observed performing the task in
accordance with the relevant Safe Work Procedure. The competent person is to be recorded
on the Safe Work Procedure and also by the Business Manager in the OHS Training
Register.
If an employee is initially deemed as not yet competent they are to be retrained in the Safe
Work Procedure until the Property manager is satisfied that the employee is able to follow
all steps outlined in the Safe Work Procedure .
The training process is to be repeated annually for each Safe Work Procedure. Training on a
specific Safe Work Procedure that would also be relevant to a new employee should be
included on the OHS Induction Checklist.
5.4 Maintaining Records
The Business Manager is to maintain copies of completed Safe Work Procedures. The
Property Manager must also make sure that copies of completed Safe Work Procedures are
provided to employees who have been deemed as competent following training.
5.5 Reviewing Safe Work Procedures
The Business Manager, in consultation with HSRs and employees, are to review all Safe
Work Procedures annually or when:
 new equipment or plant is purchased
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
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a task changes
a hazard or incident is reported
If, as a result of the review, any changes are made to the Safe Work Procedure the Business
Manager is to make sure that employees are re-trained in accordance with the amended
procedure.
5.6 OHS Risk Register
The Business Manager should also make sure that any controls identified and implemented
as a result of developing or reviewing a Safe Work Procedure are included in the OHS Risk
Register.
6. Related Documentation:
Safe Work Procedure Template
Hazard and Incident Reporting Procedure
OHS Risk Management Procedure;
OHS Risk Register
Workplace Inspections
Contractor Management Procedure
OHS Purchasing Procedure
Work at Height Procedure
Hot Work Procedure
Electrical/Isolation/Tagging Procedure
Induction and Training Procedure
OHS Induction Checklist
OHS Incident and Hazard Reporting form
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
Description of Work:
Working Offsite/Home visits
Potential Hazards: Hazards associated with occupational violence, housekeeping and biological hazards.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. Pre visit:

Check Client case history.

Book Fleet vehicles overnight to avoid late returns to the office.

If you are visiting outside business hours you should make prior arrangement with your manager and notify them of
your safe return.
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Record whereabouts on workplace’s offsite register, diary sheet or equivalent. This includes recording the time of
the visit and the address.
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Any initial home visit must be conducted with another person, preferably with member of the school staff.
2. During visit:
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Carry a fully charged mobile phone and keep it turned on.
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Park in a location that permits a quick and safe exit.

Do not enter home unless invited.

At any time if you feel unsafe terminate the meeting, leave and contact your manager.

If anyone unexpected arrives during the visit terminate the visit.

Appropriate PPE must be worn if there is a potential exposure to biological hazards.

Make sure appropriate cleaning and housekeeping standards are maintained at all times to minimise the risk of a
slip, trip or fall.
3. Post visit:

If you are visiting outside business hours notify your manager of your safe return.
Competent Persons The following persons are authorised to complete offsite work.
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedure
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
Description of Work:
Accessing roofs
Potential Hazards: Falls heights
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation/Practical:
 Only those with approved Ladder training to climb approved ladders above 2m
 Ladders and platforms as provided by the workplace to be used at all times without exception unless
approved ladders/platforms are provided by approved contractors.
 Ladders to be used outside when weather and roofs are dry
2. Operation/Practical:
 Connect ladder to ladder points on building before moving from the ladder
 Ascend and descend using rungs as hand holds (not rails)
 A “spotter” must be in attendance at all times and must foot the ladder while user is
ascending/descending
3. POST-Operation/Practical:
 Store all equipment in recommended location
 All steps/equipment to be stored in the closed position
 Ladders/steps to be regularly inspected and maintained

Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has given
permission.
Description of Work:
Using a belt sander.
Potential Hazards: Exposed moving parts and
electrical hazard with the potential to cause harm
through entanglement, exposure to noise, dust,
projectiles and sharp objects.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:
 Task (e.g. Drawings, instructions, specifications etc) is clearly understood.
 Operator must be positioned out of direct line of abrasive belt at all times.
 Turn on local exhaust system (if available).
 Faulty equipment must not be used.
 Identify ON/OFF switch and emergency stop button (if applicable).
2. Operation:
 Allow machine to reach maximum revolutions before operating to avoid overloading.
 Always place material on the table on the downward side to the disc travel.
 Hold material firmly against stops or table before applying pressure on abrasive surface.
 Keep fingers clear of disc or belt while sanding.
 Never leave the machine while it is running.
 Before making adjustments switch off and bring the machine to a complete standstill.
3. POST-Operation:
 Switch off machine and leave work area and ensure machine in a safe and clean state
 Make sure good housekeeping practises are in place to minimise dust build-up.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has given
permission.
Description of Work:
Using a band saw.
Potential Hazards: Exposed moving parts and
electrical hazard with the potential to cause harm
through entanglement, exposure to noise, dust,
projectiles and sharp objects.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:
 Task (e.g. Drawings, instructions, specifications etc) is clearly understood.
 Make sure guarding is in place.
 Identify ON/OFF switch and emergency stop button (if applicable).
 Make sure timber is in good condition, free from foreign material (such as nails).
 Turn on local exhaust system (if available).
2. Operation:
 Check that the saw runs ‘true’ and does not wobble.
 Keep hands clear of work piece and away from the blade.
 Never leave the machine running unattended.
3. POST-Operation:
 Switch off saw before removing waste material from the table.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has given
permission.
Description of Work:
Using a disc sander.
Potential Hazards: Exposed moving parts and
electrical hazard with the potential to cause harm
through entanglement, exposure to noise, dust,
projectiles and sharp objects.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:

Ensure task (e.g. Drawings, instructions, specifications etc) is clearly understood.

Ensure eye, hearing and clothing protection and appropriate footwear is worn prior to operation.

Operator must be positioned out of direct line of abrasive disc at all times.

Turn on local exhaust system (if available).

Faulty equipment must not be used.

Identify ON/OFF switch and emergency stop button (if applicable).
2. Operation:

Allow machine to reach maximum revolutions before operating to avoid overloading.

Always place material on the table where the disc is rotating in a downward direction.

Hold material firmly against stops or table before applying pressure on abrasive surface.

Keep fingers clear of disc while sanding.

Never leave the machine while it is running.

Before making adjustments switch off and bring the machine to a complete standstill.
3. POST-Operation:

Switch off machine and leave work area and ensure machine in a safe and clean state

Make sure good housekeeping practises are in place to minimise dust build-up.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has given
permission.
Description of Work:
Using an air compressor.
Potential Hazards: Electrical and compression
hazard with the potential to cause harm through
exposure to noise and compressed air.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:
 Task (e.g. Drawings, instructions, specifications etc) is clearly understood.
 Appropriate guarding is in place.
 Make sure release valve is clean and free from obstruction.
 Lock the wheels to prevent movement.
 Check all fittings are securely connected prior to being pressurised.
 Identify ON/OFF switch.
2. Operation:
 Start compressor noting pressure increase and cut out/cut in pressure.
 Do not kink or squash the hose.
 Listen for any air leaks when using the compressor and report these immediately.
 Check the compressor pressure at regular intervals.
 Release the pressure in hose prior to uncoupling.
3. POST-Operation:
 Release the pressure from the hose and vessel.
 Store air hose off the ground to prevent contamination from dirt.
 Return air tools to their storage area.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has given
permission.
Description of Work:
Using an angle grinder.
Potential Hazards: Exposed moving parts and
electrical hazard with the potential to cause harm
through entanglement, exposure to heat, noise,
projectiles, sharp objects, friction and sparks.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:

Task (e.g. Drawings, instructions, specifications etc) is clearly understood.

The appropriate disk is correctly in place.

Work piece is securely clamped.

Ensure guarding is in place on grinder.

Identify ON/OFF switch.
2. Operation:

Check that the disk runs ‘true’ and does not wobble.

Keep hands clear of work piece and away from disk.

Turn off machine at power point before changing the disk.

Guarding in place before machine re-start.

Machines must be isolated from power sources when being cleaned, adjusted, maintained or repaired.
3. POST-Operation:

Switch off grinder before removing waste material from the bench.

Make sure disk is still in good condition before putting away.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has given
permission.
Description of Work:
Using a biscuit joiner.
Potential Hazards: Moving parts and electrical
hazard with the potential to cause harm through
exposure to projectiles, dust and sharp objects.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:
 Task (e.g. Drawings, instructions, specifications etc) is clearly understood.
 Make sure appropriate guarding is in place.
 Mark the desired cut spot on the pieces of wood to be joined.
2. Operation:
 Keep hands clear of work piece and away from blade.
3. POST-Operation:
 Return biscuit joiner to storage area.
 Make sure good housekeeping practises are in place to minimise dust build-up.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless you are familiar with its safe use and appropriate training has been obtained.
Description of Work:
Operation of blower/vacuum (fuel)
Potential Hazards: Exposure to hazards associated with fuel, engine noise, ergonomic risks and risks
associated with the inhalation of dust.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:

Wear adequate and appropriate PPE.

Check ON/OFF switch is working prior to use.

Check guards are fitted, secure and working.

Check for loose/missing nuts, bolts and screws. Tighten and/or replace as needed.
2. Operation:
o
Ensure plant is only used where there is adequate ventilation.
o
Do not point nozzle at people.
o
Hold blower firmly.
o
Minimise dust by using blower at lower speeds.
o
Secure loose clothing.
o
Switch off before removing or replacing the debris bag.
o
Turn off blower prior to refuelling.
o
Refuel only in well-ventilated area.
3. POST-Operation:
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Ensure equipment is turned off before proceeding with other tasks.

Ensure equipment is returned to storage area after use.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless you are familiar with its safe use and appropriate training has been
obtained.
Description of Work:
Operation of chain saw (fuel)
Potential Hazards: Exposed moving parts with the potential to cause harm through cutting, shearing or
crushing injuries, exposure to noise, manual handling injuries, risks associated with the use of fuel and
inhalation of exhaust fumes.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:

Ensure operator has been trained in safe use of the plant.

Wear adequate and appropriate PPE.

Identify ON/OFF switch.

Check that plant is in good repair.
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Check that chain is lubricated, sharp and the tension is correct.

Never operate a chainsaw without a front hand guard (it protects the operator in a kickback situation).
2. Operation:

Start chain saw while placed on ground or stable surface.
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Hold the chain saw firmly with both hands and maintain a secure grip. Using a loose grip can cause kickbacks.
o
Always begin your cut at peak revs.
o
Stand to the side of the cutting path of the chain saw.
o
Do not cut above shoulder height.
o
Never hold the chainsaw in one hand or by one handle only.
o
Do not walk with chain saw whilst blade is spinning.
o
Turn off chain saw prior to refuelling. Refuel the chainsaw only after the engine has cooled down.
3. POST-Operation:
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Ensure blade has stopped spinning before removing waste material/work piece.
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Ensure blade has stopped spinning before placing it on the ground.
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Use the chain guard (scabbard) when machine is carried or not in use.
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Ensure equipment is returned to storage area after use.
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Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has given
permission.
Description of Work:
Using a circular saw.
Potential Hazards: Exposed moving parts and
electrical hazard with the potential to cause harm
through exposure to heat, noise, dust, projectiles and
sharp objects.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:

Task (e.g. Drawings, instructions, specifications etc) is clearly understood.

Make sure guarding is in place.

Make sure the appropriate blade is being used for the task.

Identify ON/OFF switch.
2. Operation:

Check that saw runs ‘true’ and does not wobble.

Keep hands clear of work piece and away from rotating blade.

Guarding in place before machine re-start.
3. POST-Operation:

Switch off saw before removing waste material/work piece.

Make sure good housekeeping practises are in place to minimise dust build-up.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
Description of Work:
Cleaning and handling blood and bodily fluids waste
Use Appropriate PPE
Potential Hazards
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Hepatitis B,
Disposable gloves, Safety Glasses, enclosed
footwear and Plastic Apron;
Sturdy tongs for handling potentially infectious waste;
Leak-proof sealable plastic bags for disposing of
infectious waste;
Rigid-walled puncture-resistant container for sharps;
Refuse/Sanitary Waste disposal bins
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Hepatitis C;
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:

Put on disposable gloves, safety glasses and plastic apron;
 Obtain paper towels, sealable plastic bags, sturdy tongs, mop, bucket, detergent sharps bin and household
bleach;
2. Operation:

Absorb bulk of spill with disposable materials such as paper towels;

Care should be taken to ensure waste does not contain sharp material (i.e. broken glass);

Using sturdy tongs, pick up sharp material and wrap securely in several layers of newspaper;

Place waste into a puncture-resistant rigid walled container such as a sharps bin;
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Place all other contaminated waste into the sealable bag;
 Clean the area with warm water and detergent;
 After cleaning, disinfect the area with a freshly prepared solution of 1:50 diluted household bleach (1mL bleach
to 50mL water) and leave to dry;
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For small spills (spots of blood on tiles) an alcohol wipe may be sufficient.
3. POST-Operation:
 Clean cleaning equipment with warm water and detergent and store dry;
 Ensure plastic apron and safety glasses are clean prior to putting away;
 Remove and dispose of gloves into the sealable bag;
 Dispose of the sealed bag into a Refuse/Sanitary Waste disposable bin;
 Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water and dry with paper towels;
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Any contact with blood or bodily fluid is to be recorded in eduSafe.
Competent Persons
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
Description of Work:
Working to display student work at height
Potential Hazards: Muscle/Skeletal injury through overstretching, falling, twisting.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation/Practical:
 Procedure to be used for all working at heights
 Approved stepladders to be provided for all such work.
 Training to be provided in safe use of ladders
2. Operation/Practical:
 Ladders stored in maintenance area – access through Property Manager.
 Ladders to be used at all times when working above shoulder height
 Ensure the stepladder is correctly opened, and on a flat surface.
 When climbing stepladders hands are to be placed on safety rail.
 Staff should request assistance to display works that are difficult to move or carry due to weight or
shape
3. POST-Operation/Practical:
 Store all equipment in recommended location
 Ladders not to be used by children .
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
All staff
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has given
permission.
Description of Work:
Using a drill press (bench or pedestal).
Potential Hazards: Exposed moving parts and
electrical hazard with the potential to cause harm
through entanglement, exposure to heat, dust,
projectiles and sharp objects.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:

Task (e.g. Drawings, instructions, specifications etc) is clearly understood.

Drill bit is tight in chuck and chuck key has been removed.

Make sure guarding is in place and in good condition.

Work piece is securely clamped.

Correct drill speed has been set.

Where necessary, ensure depth stop for drill has been set or wood to be drilled is rested on scrap.

Identify ON/OFF switch and emergency stop button (if applicable).
2. Operation:

Check that drill runs ‘true’ and does not wobble.

Keep hands clear of work piece and away from rotating tool.

Back out frequently to clean and cool the drill bit.

Turn off machine before belt speeds are changed.
3. POST-Operation:

Switch off the drill before removing chips and shavings from the drill table.

Return clean drill bit to drill rack and clamps to their storage area.

Make sure good housekeeping practises are in place to minimise dust build-up.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
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Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has given
permission.
Description of Work:
Using a drop saw (Mitre, Rip or Crosscut).
Potential Hazards: Exposed moving parts and
electrical hazard with the potential to cause harm
through entanglement, exposure to noise, dust,
projectiles and sharp objects.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:
 Task (e.g. Drawings, instructions, specifications etc) is clearly understood.
 Make sure guarding is in place.
 Make sure the appropriate blade is being used for the task.
 Make sure the local exhaust/ventilation system is switched on and in good working order.
 Identify ON/OFF switch and emergency stop button (if applicable).
2. Operation:
 Check that saw runs ‘true’ and does not wobble.
 Keep hands clear of work piece and away from rotating blade.
 Back out frequently on deep cuts to clean and allow the blade to cool.
 Guarding in place before machine re-start.
3. POST-Operation:
 Switch off saw before removing waste material from the table.
 Make sure good housekeeping practises are in place to minimise dust build-up.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
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Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has given
permission.
Description of Work:
Using an electric kiln.
Potential Hazards: Electrical, crush and burns
hazard with the potential to cause harm through
exposure to heat, pinch points, fumes, dust and
sharp objects.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:
 Task (e.g. Drawings, instructions, specifications etc) is clearly understood.
 Make sure all fired pieces are removed from the kiln.
 Make sure the temperature is set appropriately.
 Put all pieces to be fired in the kiln.
 Close the kiln door securely, being careful of the pinch points.
 Make sure the kiln has appropriate ventilation.
2. Operation:
 Turn on the kiln and keep hands clear of it whilst in operation.
3. POST-Operation:
 When the firing process is finished, wait until kiln has cooled prior to opening the door.
 Wear gloves to prevent burns and cuts from damaged ceramics.
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Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless you are familiar with its safe use and appropriate training has been obtained.
Description of Work:
Operation of floor polisher
Potential Hazards: Exposure to hazards associated with electricity, ergonomics, slip, trips and inhalation of dust.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
X
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:

Unwind electric cord completely.

Undertake visual inspection of electrical leads.

Use only attachments supplied or those approved by the manufacturer.
2. Operation:

Exercise caution in relation to electrical lead.

Stand upright ensuring all operations with this equipment is undertaken with the intention of maintaining the back’s natural
curves.

Ensure equipment is used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.

Operate during times of low pedestrian traffic.

Do not attempt to polish over water and avoid working in wet areas.

Never attempt to polish flammable materials or combustible liquids.

Switch off the machine, switch off at the power point and disconnect lead from power source when moving from one area to
another.
3. POST-Operation:

Switch off machine, disconnect the lead from the power after each use.

Electrical leads should be coiled and tied for protection against damage and for ease of storing.

Wear appropriate dust mask when cleaning to prevent inhalation of fine dust.

Ensure equipment is returned to storage area after use.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
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Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine/equipment unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has
given permission.
Description of Work:
Use of a gas stove
Potential Hazards:
Gas explosion
Carbon monoxide poisoning
Burns from steam hot liquids and food;
Fire from fats, oils, fabric, gas leakage;
Spills from fats, oils liquids and food
Gas Stove
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation Precautions:

Avoid wearing loose clothing when cooking with gas stoves , and tie long hair back;

Familiarise yourself with controls

Wear apron at all times, and gloves when removing items from the stove;

Switch on Extraction System.
2.Operation:

Using Automatic pilot ignite gas.

If gas fails to ignite after 5 seconds, switch gas off and ask teacher for assistance;

Do not interfere with electronic igniters on gas stoves;

Turn handles of pots inward while cooking to avoid accidental spillage;

Do not leave metal spoons sitting inside the pots when stirring food as they can become much hotter than the pot itself.

Lift all pans with an oven mitt

If called away from the stove, turn of the gas burners prior to leaving the room.
3.POST-Operation:

Turn off gas;

Beware of latent heat;

Clean stove top when cooled down.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
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Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has given
permission.
Description of Work:
Using a grinder (bench or pedestal).
Potential Hazards: Exposed moving parts and
electrical hazard with the potential to cause harm
through entanglement, exposure to heat, noise,
projectiles, sharp objects, friction and sparks.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:

Task (e.g. Drawings, instructions, specifications etc) is clearly understood.

Make sure the appropriate wheel is installed, in good condition and correctly in place.

Make sure appropriate guarding is in place and in good working order.

Identify ON/OFF switch and emergency stop button (if applicable).
2. Operation:

Check that the wheel runs ‘true’ and does not wobble.

Keep hands clear of work piece and away from disk.

Turn off machine at power point before changing the disk.

Guarding in place before machine re-start.

Machines must be isolated from power sources when being cleaned, adjusted, maintained or repaired.
3. POST-Operation:

Switch off grinder before removing waste material from the bench.

Make sure disk is still in good condition after usage.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
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Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has given
permission.
Description of Work:
Using a guillotine.
Potential Hazards: Exposed moving parts with the
potential to cause harm through exposure to sharp
objects, crush and pinch points.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:
 Task (e.g. Drawings, instructions, specifications etc) is clearly understood.
 Make sure all guards are in place.
 Remove all tools and scrap from the bed, top and slides of the machine.
 Parts should be well lubricated, free of dirt and free of dust.
 Identify ON/OFF switch and emergency stop button (if applicable).
2. Operation:
 Do not attempt to cut material beyond the capacity of the machine.
 Never attempt to cut rod, strap or wire with this machine.
 Use correct lifting procedures when handling large sheets of material.
 Take extreme care during the initial feeding of the work piece into the machine.
 The work piece should always be held as far back from the edge being fed into the guillotine.
 Ensure fingers and limbs are clear before actuating the guillotine.
 Hold material firmly to prevent inaccurate cutting due to creep.
 Be aware of your feet position to avoid accidental contact with the foot operated lever.
3. POST-Operation:
 Remove all off cuts to appropriate areas.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
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Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless you are familiar with its safe use and appropriate training has been
obtained.
Description of Work:
Operation of hedge trimmer (fuel)
Potential Hazards: Exposed moving parts with the potential to cause harm through cutting, shearing or
crushing injuries, exposure to noise, manual handling injuries, risks associated with the use of fuel and
inhalation of exhaust fumes.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:

Check for obvious faults and defects.

Identify ON/OFF switch.

Wear appropriate PPE.
2. Operation:
o
Hold trimmer firmly in both hands.
o
Ensure firm footing.
o
Move your body with the trimmers; do not twist from the waist.
o
Do not cut over shoulder height.
o
Do not walk with trimmer whilst cutter is spinning.
o
Turn off trimmer prior to refuelling.
o
Refuel only in well-ventilated area.
3. POST-Operation:

Ensure cutters have stopped before removing waste material.

Ensure cutters have stopped before placing it on the ground.

Ensure equipment is returned to storage area after use.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
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Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
Description of Work:
Operation of a high pressure water cleaner
Potential Hazards: Exposure to hazards associated
with electricity, ergonomics, slips trips and falls and
back spray containing water, dirt or debris.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation/Practical:

Check all parts and cords for any damage before use.

Unwind high pressure hose fully from the hose drum.

Use only attachments supplied and approved by the manufacture

Wear appropriate PPE.
2. Operation/Practical:

The high pressure cleaner must not be directed at persons, animals or live electrical equipment.

Ensure firm footing and hold the spray handgun and spray lance firmly in both hands whilst in operation.
3. POST-Operation/Practical:

Turn off appliance and press the lever to release any remaining pressure in the system.

Disconnect the appliance from water supply

Store the handgun and spray lance in the accessory point and store appropriately.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
…
Contact Details:
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Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has given permission.
Description of Work:
Using a hydraulic Press.
Potential Hazards: Crushing from moving parts,
hazardous manual handling, materials being ejected
from the plant and chemical hazard (release of
hydraulic fluid.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:

Task (e.g. Drawings, instructions, specifications etc) is clearly understood.

Ensure press is in good working order without visible damage to structure or hydraulic fluid leaks.

Ensure work piece is placed squarely on the plate.

Clamp work piece (if appropriate).
2. Operation:

Keep hands and body clear of press mechanism when lowering.

Lower ram until it contacts the work piece.

Adjust pressure of ram to desired setting.
3. POST-Operation:

Make sure the area is clear of other people.

Release pressure on hydraulic press.

Slowly raise ram and remove work piece from plate.

Return work pieces and other items to storage area as appropriate.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
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Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has given permission.
Description of Work:
Using an inverted table saw.
Potential Hazards: Exposed moving parts and
electrical hazard with the potential to cause harm
through impact and cutting, entanglement, exposure
to noise, dust, slip trip and falls, projectiles and sharp
objects.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:

Task (e.g. Drawings, instructions, specifications etc) is clearly understood.

Ensure eye hearing and clothing protection and appropriate footwear is worn prior to operation.

Make sure guarding is in place.

Make sure appropriate blade is used for the task.

Make sure timber is in good condition, free from foreign material (such as nails).

Turn on local exhaust system (if available).

Identify ON/OFF switch and emergency stop button (if applicable).
2. Operation:

Check that saw blade runs ‘true’ and does not wobble.

Before making adjustments (e.g. guarding) switch off and bring the machine to a complete standstill.

Keep hands clear of work piece and away from rotating blade.

Ensure guarding is in place before machine re-start.

Never leave the machine running unattended.
3. POST-Operation:

Switch off saw before removing waste material (chips and shavings) from the saw table.

Make sure good housekeeping practises are in place to minimise dust build-up.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
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Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has given
permission.
Description of Work:
Use of Iron
Potential Hazards: Electrocution and skin burns
through steam or direct heat. Fire hazard if used
inappropriately or not switched off.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:

Ensure iron is located on an appropriate surface such as an ironing board.

This should be located in a traffic free zone where it will not present a tripping or knocking hazard.

Inspect cord to ensure that it is not frayed and that testing and tagging is current.
2. Operation:

Ensure power point is turned off before plugging iron in.

Adjust temperature setting to a temperature suitable for the fabric being ironed

Never leave iron un-attended. Warn other students that iron is on.

Stand iron vertically whilst it is not being used (e.g. between ironing different items)
3. POST-Operation:

Un-plug iron at power-point as soon as use is complete.

Allow hotplate to cool before storing the iron away.

Store ironing board away safely.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
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Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has given
permission.
Description of Work:
Using a jigsaw.
Potential Hazards: Exposed moving parts and
electrical hazard with the potential to cause harm
through entanglement, exposure to dust, projectiles
and sharp objects.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:

Task (e.g. Drawings, instructions, specifications etc) is clearly understood.

Make sure guarding is in place (if applicable).

Make sure the appropriate blade is being used for the task.

Identify ON/OFF switch.
2. Operation:

Check that saw runs ‘true’ and does not wobble.

Check that the cord is always well away from the blade.

Keep hands clear of work piece and away from blade.
3. POST-Operation:

Switch off jigsaw before removing waste material from the table.

Make sure good housekeeping practises are in place to minimise dust build-up.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
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Title:
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Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless you are familiar with its safe use and appropriate training has been
obtained.
Description of Work:
Operation of lawnmower (fuel)
Potential Hazards: Exposed moving parts with the potential to cause harm through cutting, shearing or crushing
injuries, fuel hazards, exposure to noise, manual handling injuries and inhalation of exhaust fumes .
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:

Clear area to be mown of debris such as rocks, stones, sticks or other objects that may become projectiles.

Follow correct procedures in relation to fuelling lawnmower.

Inspect blades, blade bolts and cutter assembly to ensure they are not worn or damaged.

Wear appropriate PPE.
2. Operation:
o
Never place hands anywhere near the blades when it is running (i.e. when attaching guards etc).
o
Never lift or carry the mower while the engine is running.
o
Never cut grass by pulling the mower towards you.
o
Mow across the face of a slope, never up and down.
o
Stop the engine before pushing mower across gravel drives, walkways/footpaths or roads.
o
Ensure mower is idling prior to removing the catch.
o
Turn off lawn mower prior to refuelling.
o
Refuel only in well-ventilated area away from ignition source.
3. POST-Operation:

Keep mower clean and free of debris.

Ensure equipment is returned to storage area after use.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
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Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine/equipment unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has
given permission.
Description of Work:
Using the microwave to cook or reheat food
Potential Hazards:
Burns
Scalds
Explosion
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:

Check the power cord (testing and tagging current);

Obtain PPE prior to use, including oven mitts;

Ensure the surface of the door and seals are intact and not damaged;

Do not use aluminum foil or any metal container or objects with metal or foil trim in the microwave oven;

Only use microwave safe containers in microwave. Some glass/ceramic containers not labelled ‘microwave-safe’
may over heat and cause burns;

Do not heat flammable and combustible liquids;

Do not seal containers;

Never operate the oven when empty.
2. Operation:

Set the required amount of time-do not set for excessive periods of time;

Do not leave the microwave unattended;

If boiling liquids in the microwave, be careful when stirring the contents as it may bubble up all of a sudden and
burn you.
3. POST-Operation:

Beware container may be hot or container may feel cool and contents are extremely hot.

When opening microwave allow built up steam to escape before removing contents (use oven mitts).

Avoid steam burns by directing steam from face and hands;

Unplug the oven before cleaning;
 Clean spills and splashes with water and a mild detergent (do not use abrasive cleaning pads).
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
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Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless you are familiar with its safe use and appropriate training has been
obtained.
Description of Work:
Operation of electric mulcher
Potential Hazards: Hazards associated with entanglement, impact and cutting, shearing, electricity and
noise.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:

Make sure equipment is free of any signs of wear or damage.

Ensure that all screws and nuts are properly tightened before use

Wear the appropriate PPE. Avoid loose clothing.
2. Operation:

Ensure the machine is laid flat on a firm surface.

Only use the machine is dry conditions and never outdoors when it is raining.

Make sure wood to be mulched is of the correct diameter as outlined in the operation manual.

Always used the supplied tool to feed the mulcher.

Always stand steadily and in balance. Do not stretch towards the machine.

Keep your face and the rest of your body away from the feeding hopper.

If the machine becomes blocked, stop the motor and disconnect from power. Pull out any objects and check for damage.

Ensure blade has come to a complete stop before performing any maintenance or clearing of blades.
3. POST-Operation:

Ensure motor has come to a complete stop before storing.

Ensure equipment is returned to storage area after use.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has given permission.
Description of Work:
Using a nail gun (pneumatic)
Potential
Hazards:
Discharged
nails
and
pressurised air with the potential to cause harm
through direct nail projectiles and indirect ricochets.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:

Ensure task (e.g. Drawings, instructions, specifications etc) is clearly understood.

Nails have been correctly loaded into gun.

Compressed air hose is in good condition and free from damage.

Compressed air hose has been correctly attached to gun.

Work piece is secured in jig and identify trigger switch in one-shot mode.
2. Operation:

Do not use in close proximity to other workers.

Use jigs to hold work pieces.

Keep hands clear of work piece and away from nail gun.

Hold gun to object to be nailed and hold steady when firing.

Do not carry or re-position the nail gun with the trigger depressed.
3. POST-Operation:

Place nail gun down before preparing next work piece.

Make sure good housekeeping practises are in place to minimise waste build-up.

Detach compressed air hose and return hose to air compressor.

Regularly inspect and maintain nail gun and parts.

Return nail gun to storage area.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has given
permission.
Description of Work:
Using an orbital sander.
Potential Hazards:
Electrical hazard with the
potential to cause harm through exposure to dust,
projectiles and sharp objects.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:

Task (e.g. Drawings, instructions, specifications etc) is clearly understood.

Make sure that you are familiar with the operation of the ON/OFF switch.

Make sure that work is securely clamped in the work vice and that wood is in good condition.

Faulty equipment must not be used.
2. Operation:

Make sure that work piece is secure.

Keep clear of moving machine parts.

Never leave the machine running unattended.
3. POST-Operation:

Switch off machine and leave work area and machine in a safe and clean state.

Make sure good housekeeping practises are in place to minimise dust build-up.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has given
permission.
Description of Work:
Operation of Outdoor Industrial Vacuum Cleaner
Potential Hazards:
The use of an outdoor vacuum cleaner has the
potential to cause harm through entanglement,
crushing injuries, radiation, hot surfaces, fuel
hazards, and exposure to noise, manual handling
injuries and inhalation of exhaust fumes.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:

Refuel in a well-ventilated area away from any ignition sources (including a hot engine).

Make sure guards are in place before operating.

Wear appropriate PPE.
2. Operation:

Check ground conditions are appropriate for use (e.g. rough terrain)

Ensure hands and feet are not placed inside nozzle intake, near debris outlet, or moving parts.

Make sure that muffler, cylinder, or cooling fins are not touched when hot.

Make sure both handlebars are grasped firmly, allowing sufficient leverage to steer the machine.

Never mow on side slopes greater than 5 degrees, uphill slopes greater than 10 degrees or downhill slopes greater than 15
degrees.

Watch for traffic near or crossing roadways.

Never leave machine running while unattended.
3. POST-Operation:

Keep mower clean and free of debris.

Ensure spark plug lead is removed before conducting routine maintenance.

Ensure equipment is returned to storage area after use.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has given
permission.
Description of Work:
Using a planer (electric).
Potential Hazards: Mechanical hazard with the
potential to cause harm through exposure to sharp
objects.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:
 Task (e.g. Drawings, instructions, specifications etc) is clearly understood.
 Make sure the piece of timber is well supported.
 Correct height to be planed is set.
 Make sure all guarding is in place.
 Timber is in good condition and free from foreign materials (such as nails).
 Identify ON/OFF switch
2. Operation:
 When planing the timber make sure you plane with the grain of the wood.
 Keep hands clear of work piece and away from blade.
3. POST-Operation:
 Carefully dispose of waste material.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
Description of Work:
Use of Potting Mix
Potential Hazards: Legionella Infections, Allergic
Reactions.
Legionnaires' disease is a serious and potentially life
threatening lung infection that is caused by the bacteria
Legionella.
The most common species associated with causing human
disease in Australia are Legionella pneumophila and
Legionella longbeachae.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:
 Prior to handling potting mix, employees must read the Material Safety Data Sheet and familiarise themselves
with any associated health warning labels;

Obtain trolley to move potting mix to the required location;

Obtain gloves, disposable face mask and eye protection;

Ensure that cuts and abrasions are covered (i.e. band aid) prior to putting on gloves;

Check the potting mix bag to ensure it is intact;

Ensure there is no eating and drinking in the working area where potting mix is going to be utilised;
 Ensure that others are not in the immediate vicinity or working area when using potting mix and avoid potting
plants in unventilated areas (i.e. in a greenhouse).
2. Operation:

Open a small opening of the bagged material away from your face to avoid inhaling aerosols;
 Moisten the contents of the bag by inserting a garden hose to dampen the potting mix so as to reduce dust to a
minimum;

Avoid transferring potting mix from hand to mouth i.e. touching your face with a soiled hand;

Once the task is completed water the garden bed gently, using a low pressure hose;
3. POST-Operation:

Seal the bag of potting mix;

Use a trolley to move it back to storage;

Store potting mix in a cool dry place (i.e. storage shed), out of the sun;

Clean the working area by wet sweeping or gently hosing with water;
 Wash your hands thoroughly after use. Legionella bacteria can remain on hands contaminated by potting mix
for up to an hour;

Dispose of face mask;

Wash goggles and gloves with warm soapy water and then dry and store in a dust-proof plastic bag;
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has given
permission.
Description of Work:
Using a power drill.
Potential Hazards: Exposed moving parts and
electrical hazard with the potential to cause harm
through entanglement, exposure to heat, dust,
projectiles and sharp objects.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:
 Task (e.g. Drawings, instructions, specifications etc) is clearly understood.
 Drill bit is tight in chuck and chuck key has been removed (if applicable).
 Work piece is secured.
 Correct drill speed has been set.
 Where necessary, depth stop for drill has been set or wood to be drilled is rested on scrap.
 Correct bit has been selected for material being drilled.
 Identify ON/OFF switch and emergency stop button.
2. Operation:
 Check that drill bit runs ‘true’ and does not wobble.
 Keep hands clear of work piece and away from rotating tool.
 Back out frequently on deep cuts to clean and cool drill bit.
 Turn off drill before speed settings or bit is changed.
 Exercise caution when removing hot drill bit.
3. POST-Operation:
 Switch off drill before removing waste material from the drill table.
 Make sure good housekeeping practises are in place to minimise dust build-up.
 Return clean drill bit to drill rack and clamps to their storage area.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has given
permission.
Description of Work:
Using a radial arm saw.
Potential Hazards: Exposed moving parts and
electrical hazard with the potential to cause harm
through entanglement, exposure to heat, noise, dust,
projectiles and sharp objects.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:

Task (e.g. Drawings, instructions, specifications etc) is clearly understood.

Make sure guarding is in place.

Make sure the appropriate blade is being used for the task.

Make sure dust extraction is turned on prior to operation (if applicable).

Identify ON/OFF switch and emergency stop button (if applicable).
2. Operation:

Check that saw runs ‘true’ and does not wobble.

The work piece must be held against a fence.

Allow the saw blade to obtain maximum speed before making a cut.

Operate the saw with the left hand where possible, avoid reaching over the saw line and do not cross arms when cutting.

When using the right hand to pull the saw across, keep the left hand well clear of the line of cut.

Return the cutting head to the rear of the table after each cross cut.

The maximum cut for the machine must not be exceeded.

When cutting bowed timber place the bow against the table to avoid the saw binding.

Before making adjustments switch off and bring the machine to a complete standstill.
3. POST-Operation:

Switch off the saw and reset all guards to a fully closed position.

Make sure good housekeeping practises are in place to minimise dust build-up.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless you are familiar with its safe use and appropriate training has been
obtained.
Description of Work:
Operation of ride on lawnmower
Potential Hazards: Exposed moving parts with the
potential to cause harm through cutting, shearing or
crushing injuries, radiation, fuel hazards, exposure to
noise, manual handling injuries and inhalation of
exhaust fumes.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:

Clear area to be mown of debris such as rocks, stones, sticks or other objects that may become projectiles.

Inspect blades, blade bolts and cutter assembly for signs of wear or damage.

Always shut off the engine and allow it to cool before refuelling.

Refuel in a well-ventilated area away from any ignition sources.

Wear appropriate PPE.
2. Operation:
o
Check ground conditions will provide adequate wheel grip.
o
Never place hands anywhere near the blades when it is running (i.e. when attaching guards etc).
o
Never mow on side slopes greater than 50, uphills greater than 100, or mow downhill on slopes
o
Watch for traffic near or crossing roadways.
o
Do not operate near any persons.
o
Always come to a complete stop when changing gears.
o
Stop blades rotating prior to crossing non-grass surfaces.
o
Look behind the machine to check the area is clear before reversing.
o
Ensure mower is idling prior to removing the catch.
o
Never leave machine running while unattended.
greater than 150
3. POST-Operation:

Keep mower clean and free of debris.

Ensure equipment is returned to storage area after use.
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Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has given
permission.
Description of Work:
Using a plunge router.
Potential Hazards: Exposed moving parts and
electrical hazard with the potential to cause harm
through entanglement, exposure to noise, dust,
projectiles and sharp objects.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:
 Task (e.g. Drawings, instructions, specifications etc) is clearly understood.
 Make sure appropriate guarding is in place.
 Choose the desired router bit and make sure it is in securely.
 Set the router to the desired height.
 Make sure work piece is securely clamped.
 Identify where on/off switch is located.
2. Operation:
 Check that bit runs ‘true’ and does not wobble.
 Keep hands clear of work piece and away from routing blade.
 Turn off machine at power point if changing the bit.
 Exercise care when removing bit as it may be hot.
3. POST-Operation:
 Switch off router before removing waste material.
 Make sure good housekeeping practises are in place to minimise dust build-up.
 Return router bits and router to storage area.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has given
permission.
Description of Work:
Using a scrolling saw.
Potential Hazards: Exposed moving parts and
electrical hazard with the potential to cause harm
through entanglement, exposure to dust, projectiles
and sharp objects.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:
 Task (e.g. Drawings, instructions, specifications etc) is clearly understood.
 Blade is securely in place.
 Identify ON/OFF switch and emergency stop button (if applicable).
2. Operation:
 Make sure blade is moving correctly.
 Keep hands clear of work piece and away from blade.
 Never leave machine running unattended.
3. POST-Operation:
 Switch off saw followed by removing waste material from the table.
 Make sure good housekeeping practises are in place to minimise dust build-up.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has given
permission.
Description of Work:
Sewing Machine
Potential Hazards: Exposed moving parts and
electrical hazard with the potential to cause harm
through entanglement, exposure to dust, projectiles
and sharp objects.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:
 Task (e.g. Drawings, instructions, specifications etc) is clearly understood.
 Needle is securely in place.
 Machine threaded correctly.
 Machine foot plugged in with machine off.
 Identify ON/OFF switch.
 Inspect cord to ensure that it is not frayed and that testing and tagging is current.
2. Operation:
 Make sure needle is moving correctly.
 Keep hands clear of work piece and away from needle.
 Never leave machine switched on and unattended.
3. POST-Operation:
 Foot clear from the control pedal when removing material from the machine.
 Make sure good housekeeping practises are in place to minimise clutter build-up.

Turn power point off.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
Description of Work:
Shifting Heavy Objects (eg crates of teaching materials/gym
mats)
Potential Hazards: Muscle/Skeletal injury through overstraining to lift heavy objects, twisting body while
carrying object, exerting force with one side of the body; pushing pulling, dragging. tripping or falling while
carrying object.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation/Practical:
 Developed procedure to be used for all shifting of heavy objects (esp >4.5kg)
 All such objects to be stored at approximately waist height or below.
 Check that there is a clear pathway to move the objects to destination
 Decide how many people are required to safely move object.
2. Operation/Practical:
 Trolleys stored in
 Trolleys to be used at all times
 Staff should request assistance to shift objects that are difficult to move or carry due to weight or
shape
 Heavy objects when carried must be carried close to the body
 Correct lifting techniques must be used – bending the knees not the back.
 Ramps are to be accessed while moving objects.
3. POST-Operation/Practical:
 Store all equipment in recommended location
 Trolleys not to be used by children without supervision

Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
All staff
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has given
permission.
Description of Work:
Using a spot welder.
Potential Hazards: Fire, compression and electrical
hazard with the potential to cause harm through
exposure to heat, fume & gases, electricity and
crushing forces.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:
 Task (e.g. Drawings, instructions, specifications etc) is clearly understood.
 Pieces of metal to be welded are prepared.
 Welder is set to appropriate current and force.
 Electrodes are clean.
 Make sure area is free from combustible material.
 Identify ON/OFF switch and emergency stop button (if applicable).
2. Operation:
 Keep hands clear of electrodes.
 Allow hot metal to cool prior to handling.
3. POST-Operation:
 Switch off spot welder at power point.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless you are familiar with its safe use and appropriate training has been
obtained.
Description of Work:
Operation of vacuum cleaner
Potential Hazards: Exposure to hazards associated with electricity, ergonomics, slip, trips and inhalation of
dust.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:
 Unwind electric cord completely.

Undertake visual inspection of electrical leads.

Use only attachments supplied or those approved by the manufacturer.
2. Operation:

Exercise caution in relation to electrical lead.

Stand upright ensuring all operations with this equipment is undertaken with the intention of maintaining the back’s natural
curves.

Ensure equipment is used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.

Operate during times of low pedestrian traffic.

Do not attempt to suck up water and avoid working in wet areas.

Never attempt to pick up flammable materials or combustible liquids.

Switch off the machine, switch off at the power point and disconnect lead from power source when moving from one area to
another.
3. POST-Operation:

Switch off machine, disconnect the lead from the power after each use.

Hoses and electrical leads should be coiled and tied for protection against damage and for ease of storing.

Dispose of disposable dust bag when full.

Wear appropriate dust mask when cleaning dust bags to prevent inhalation of fine dust.

Ensure equipment is returned to storage area after use.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless you are familiar with its safe use and appropriate training has been
obtained.
Description of Work:
Operation of vacuum cleaner (backpack)
Potential Hazards: Exposure to hazards associated with electricity, ergonomics, slip, trips and inhalation of
dust.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:

Unwind electric cord completely.

Undertake visual inspection of electrical leads.

Ensure the backpack is correctly fitted.

Adjust the straps so that the harness is firm against the back and hips.
2. Operation:

Exercise caution in relation to electrical lead.

Stand upright ensuring all operations with this equipment is undertaken with the intention of
maintaining the back’s natural curves.

Ensure equipment is used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.

Operate during times of low pedestrian traffic.

Do not attempt to suck up water and avoid working in wet areas.

Never attempt to pick up flammable materials or combustible liquids.

Switch off the machine, switch off at the power point and disconnect lead from power source when
moving from one area to another.
3. POST-Operation:

Switch off machine; disconnect the lead from the power after each use.

Hoses and electrical leads should be coiled and tied for protection against damage and for ease of
storing.

Empty the dust bag.

Wear appropriate dust mask when cleaning dust bags to prevent inhalation of fine dust.

Ensure equipment is returned to storage area after use.
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Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has given
permission.
Description of Work:
Using a water pump
Potential Hazards: Electrical and compression
hazard with the potential to cause harm through
exposure to noise and compressed water.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:

Task (e.g. Drawings, instructions, specifications etc) is clearly understood.

Appropriate guarding is in place.

Make sure release valve is clean and free from obstruction.

Lock the wheels to prevent movement.

Check all fittings are securely connected prior to being pressurised.

Identify ON/OFF switch.
2. Operation:

Start compressor noting pressure increase and cut out/cut in pressure.

Do not kink or squash the hose.

Listen for any water leaks when using the pump and report these immediately.

Check the compressor pressure at regular intervals.

Release the pressure in hose prior to uncoupling.
3. POST-Operation:

Release the pressure from the hose and vessel.

Store water hose off the ground to prevent contamination from dirt.

Return water tools to their storage area.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless you are familiar with its safe use and appropriate training has been obtained.
Description of Work:
Wheelchair – Non Powered
Potential Hazards:
 Entanglement:
 Impact and cutting injuries;
 Ergonomics;
 Friction;
 Condition and
 Slip, trip, falls.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
PRE-Operation:

Visually inspect seating, rubber tyres and moving parts for possible damage;

Ensure seat and footplates are in the correct position, and wheels brakes applied prior to person being seated;

If possible, get another person to hold the handles of the wheelchair so that it will not move when a person is being seated. If
this is not possible then stand behind the chair and hold the handles yourself.

Ensure walkway / routes to be taken are clear of hazards; and

Ensure users have appropriate manual handling training.
2. Operation:

Ensure brakes are disengaged prior to use;

Ensure heavy items are not placed on back of wheelchair;

Ensure wheelchair is not used in unsuitable locations and areas.

Inspect terrain for hazards on an ongoing basis;

Move down backward when pushing an occupied wheelchair down a kerb;

Move up forward when pushing an occupied wheelchair up a kerb;

Always keep the wheelchair occupant informed about what you are intending to do

Ensure appropriate manual handling techniques are employed when in use; and

Ensure that appropriate wheelchair access/egress is available.
3. POST-Operation:

Ensure seat and footplates are in the correct position and wheels brakes applied prior to person exiting the wheelchair; and

Ensure wheelchair is appropriately secured and stored during transport or when not in use.
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Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless you are familiar with its safe use and appropriate training has been
obtained.
Description of Work:
Operation of petrol whipper snipper
Potential Hazards: Hazards associated with entanglement, impact and cutting injuries, shearing,
ergonomics, noise, slips and trips, fire and explosion and petrol fumes.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:

Make sure equipment is free of any signs of wear or damage.

Check guards ensuring they are in working order.

Operator to inspect work area to ensure that work surface is even and stable to prevent slips, trips and falls.

Wear the appropriate PPE.

Fuel whipper snipper away from any possible sources of ignition.

Always turn off whipper snipper before replacing line.
2. Operation:

Keep hands, feet and loose clothing away from all moving parts.

Do not overreach and ensure proper footing and balance.

Never leave whipper snipper running unattended.

Ensure moving parts have come to a complete stop before performing any maintenance or cleaning.

Make sure motor is stopped and allowed to cool before refuelling.

Refuel only in a well-ventilated area away from possible ignition sources.
3. POST-Operation:

Ensure moving arts have completely stopped before storing.

Ensure equipment is returned to storage area after use.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless you are familiar with its safe use and appropriate training has been obtained.
Description of Work:
Operation of tractor
Potential Hazards: Hazards associated with entanglement, impact and cutting injuries, shearing, ergonomics, noise,
slips, trips, fire and explosion.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:

Operator to inspect work area to ensure that work surface is even and stable to prevent rollover.

Make sure equipment is free of any signs of wear or damage.

Wear the appropriate PPE.

Fuel vehicle away from any possible sources of ignition.

Ensure that the seatbelt, Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS), Falling Objects Protective Structure (FOPS) (where fitted)
and Power Take-Off (PTO) guard are in sound condition.
2. Operation:

Before starting the tractor, ensure all levers are in their neutral positions, the parking brake is engaged and the clutch and
PTO are disengaged.

Never start or operate levers from anywhere other than the seat.

Drive at speed slow enough to keep control over unexpected hazards.

Do not operate near ditches, holes or embankments, which may collapse under the tractor’s weight.

Avoid slopes that are too steep for safe operation. Always reverse when going up a steep slope.

Do not dismount from a tractor unless the engine and the vehicle has completely stopped, the transmission is in park
condition and the parking brake is fully engaged.

Park on even ground, disengage the PTO and lower all attached implements.

Ensure all moving parts have come to a complete stop before performing any maintenance or clearing.

Make sure engine is stopped and allowed to cool before refuelling.

Refuel in a well-ventilated area using appropriate PPE.
3. POST-Operation:

Clean equipment and store in appropriate place.

Make sure vehicle is isolated and cannot be started without authorised operator.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
DO NOT use this machine unless a teacher has instructed you in its safe use and operation and has given permission.
Description of Work:
Using a wood working lathe.
Potential Hazards: Exposed moving parts and
electrical hazard with the potential to cause harm
through entanglement exposure to heat, dust,
projectiles and sharp objects.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required (Check the box for required PPE):
Gloves
Face Masks
Eye
Protection
Welding
Mask
Appropriate
Footwear
Hearing
Protection
Protective
Clothing
Safe Work Procedure Checklist:
1. PRE-Operation:

Task (e.g. Drawings, instructions, specifications etc) is clearly understood.

Identify ON/OFF switch and emergency stop button and test any interlocking devises (if applicable).

Ensure chuck guard is in place.

Ensure outer spindle arm guard from the headstock is in place (if applicable).

Ensure the work piece has been suitably prepared for the lathe operation.

Ensure work piece is securely fastened to face plate, chuck or between centres depending on the task(??).

Adjust speed to suit the diameter of the work and turning operation.

Rotate the work piece by hand to check clearance between tool rest and bed.

Ensure the cutting tools are sharp and in good condition.

Start the dust extraction unit before using the machine.

Faulty equipment must not be used and must be immediately reported.
2.Operation:

Never leave the machine running while unattended.

Before making adjustments switch off and ensure the machine has come to a complete standstill.

Keep the tool rest adjusted close to the work and at the correct height.

Adjust speed to suit the diameter of the work and turning operation.

Stop the lathe and remove all tool rests before sanding.
3.POST-Operation:

Switch off the machine and reset all guards to a fully closed position.

Ensure good housekeeping practises are in place to minimise dust build-up.

Leave the machine in a safe, clean and tidy state.
Competent Persons (The following persons are authorised to operate, supervise and test students on the equipment/process).
Name:
Title:
Contact Details:
Occupational Health and Safety
Safe Work Procedures
Manning Drive
Noble Park North
Victoria 3174
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