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FREE Conveyer System SOP (Safe Operating Procedure)

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Purpose of Document

Conveyer system SOPs outline a safe operating procedure for conveyer system use. The SOP can also be used as a training and induction document. The primary goal is to protect workers from injury or illness by outlining a safe system of work and providing adequate training and instruction. This form is broadly aligned with AS45001:2018.

How to Use

This Conveyer System SOP should be communicated to workers before they complete the task. A hard copy can also be displayed in the workplace or provided at the workface. You can also use this document during the induction or onboarding process. This document is a template only and should be customised for your business.

When to Use

Workers should read and agree to comply with the Conveyer System SOP prior to operation within your business. It can also be used for refresher training periodically.

Who Should Use

Conveyer system SOPs should be developed by a competent person. The SOP is then read and followed by the worker completing the task. New workers should also read and understand the SOPs during the induction or onboarding process.

Legal Considerations

There is no specific legal requirement to have a documented Safe Operating Procedure (SOP). However, it is best practice, as having SOPs can assist in meeting general legal duties, including:

  • s(19)(3)c WHS Act – Duty to Provide Safe Systems of Work
  • s(19)(3)d WHS Act – Duty to Ensure Safe Use of Plant
  • s(19)(3)f WHS Act – Duty to Provide Adequate Information, Training, Instruction and Supervision
  • s(39) WHS Regulations – Duty to Provide Adequate Information, Training, and Instruction
  • s(203) WHS Regulations – Management of Risks to Health and Safety (PCBUs with management or control of plant)

The Code of Practice “Managing risks of plant in the workplace” states that employers (PCBUs) must provide workers with information, training, and instruction as necessary to protect them from risks arising from the use of the plant.


What is a conveyer system?

A conveyor system is a mechanical handling equipment that moves materials from one location to another, typically within a facility or between different stages of a production process.

What is a conveyer system used for?

It’s commonly used in manufacturing, distribution centers, airports, and warehouses for transporting goods efficiently and reducing manual handling.

What hazards are involved in using a conveyer system?

Some hazards that are involved in conveyer system use include:

  • Entanglement
  • Crushing
  • Falls
  • Electric shock

What are some safety controls that can be utilised during conveyer system use?

Some safety controls that can be utilised include:

  • Installing machine guards
  • Operator training
  • Regular maintenance
  • Wearing PPE

Did you know?

The conveyor system, a cornerstone of modern industry, has a rich history dating back to ancient civilizations. Early iterations of conveyors included simple systems like the hand-operated chain conveyors used by the ancient Egyptians to transport materials for construction. However, it wasn’t until the 19th century that mechanized conveyor systems emerged with the advent of steam power and mass production during the Industrial Revolution. Innovations like the belt conveyor, patented by Oliver Evans in 1795, revolutionized material handling in factories and warehouses. Since then, conveyor systems have evolved significantly, incorporating technologies like motorized rollers, conveyor belts, and automated controls. Today, conveyor systems are ubiquitous in industries ranging from manufacturing and logistics to food processing and mining, facilitating efficient movement of goods and materials with precision and reliability.

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