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					                                                 Safe Work Method and Environment Statement
Company
                                                                                                                                 Subcontractor:
Project
                                                                                                                                 Date:
JobTask                                 Compressor
                                                                                                                                 SWMES No.

To be reviewed



Licences/Permits Required
or other Competencies


Australian Standards/Codes
of Practice/Legislation
Personal Protective Clothing
Required

Plant & Equipment Required


Material Safety Data Sheets -
less than 5 years old
                                        Have you considered weather conditions?       NB: YOU MUST
Have you considered the site specific
                                        - wind                                        1. Consider these specific potential hazards and insert any identified risks in the relevant column
hazards?
                                        - rain                                        2. Assess the risk using the matrix
- lay of the land
                                        - heat                                        3. Insert controls using the heirarchy of controls for the hazards identified
- obstacles (buildings, workers,
                                        - cold etc                                    4. Assess the residual risk
excavations, plant)
                                        Have you considered job specific details?     5. Delete these notes to demonstate that you have considered these matters
- changes to site conditions
                                        - different material
- other contractors work in progress
                                        - different equipment




Company
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                                             STEP 1
                                 Hazard - Possible Consequences
                  Possible
                                                              Description
    Code        consequences
                                    Death, Toxic release off site with detrimental effect,
                 Catastrophic
      5                              huge financial loss
                                    Extensive injury, loss of production capability, off site
                     Major
      4                             release with no detrimental effects, Major financial loss
                                    Medical Treatment required, on site release contained
                   Moderate
      3                             with outside assistance, high financial loss
                                    First aid treatment required, on site release immediate
                     Minor
      2                             containment, medium financial loss
                 Insignificant      No injury, low financial loss
      1

                                             STEP 2
                               Hazarda - Likelihood of occurrence
                       Likelihood of
    Code                                                       Description
                        Occurance
                                                The event is expected to occur in most
      A               Almost Certain            circumstances
      B                   Likely                The event will probably occur in most circumstances
      C                  Possible               The event could occur at some time
      D                  Unlikely               The event might occur at some time
                                                The event is expected to occur only in exceptional
      E                      Rare               circumstances

                                               STEP 3
                                    Hazard - Risk Analysis Matrix
                 Insignificant       Minor        Moderate            Major          Catastrophic
Likelihood             1               2              3                4                  5
  A (Almost
   Certain)            H                H                E               E                E
       B
    (Likely)          M                 H                H               E                E
       C
  (Possible)           L                M                H               E                E
       D
   (unlikely)          L                 L             M                 H                E
       E
    (Rare)             L                 L             M                 H                H



                                                STEP 4
Legend
     E          Extreme Risk - Immediate Action Required
     H          High Risk - Senior Management Attention required
     M          Moderate Risk - Management responsibility must be specified
     L          Low Risk - Manage by routine procedures
              Job Steps              Potential Hazard            Risk                 Control                        Residual   Person On Site
                                                                                                                       Risk
                                                                 Rate                                                           Who Will Ensure
                                                                                                                                 This Happens
  Break the job down into steps     What can cause harm at        E     What is going to be done to make               E
                                          each step               H       the job as safe as possible                  H
                                                                  M                                                    M
                                                                  L                                                    L
Set up                            Fire                                  Follow manufacturers instructions for pre-
                                  Inhalation of fumes                   start checks
                                  Burns
                                                                  M     Drain moisture from tank
                                                                                                                        L       [insert responsible person]
                                                                        Do not fuel near ignition sources
                                  Manual handling                       Only workers trained in correct manual
                                  Exposure to passing traffic           handling techniques to complete task
                                                                        Wear high viz clothing
                                                                  M     Connect traffic warning lamp
                                                                                                                        L       [insert responsible person]
                                                                        Erect road signs
                                                                        Secure Jockey wheel & stabilizer legs
                                  Compressor moving                     Level compressor
                                  Exhaust fumes                   M     Set up so exhaust fumes are away from           L       [insert responsible person]
                                                                        work area
Start motor                       Foreign body in eye                   Use Safety glasses when addressing the
                                  Noise                                 unit
                                                                  M     Use hearing protection with the correct
                                                                                                                        L       [insert responsible person]
                                                                        attenuation rate
                                  Cuts, lacerations, abrasion           Use gloves at all times when handling
                                  High pressure air                     fittings
                                                                  M     Do not connect or disconnect pressurised        L       [insert responsible person]
                                                                        lines
Stop commpressor                  Foreign body in eye                   Use Safety glasses when addressing the
                                  Noise                                 unit
                                  Fume inhalation                       Use hearing protection with the correct
                                  Cuts, lacerations, abrasions          attenuation rate
                                                                        Face exhaust of compressor away from
                                                                  H     operator and any others working in the          L       [insert responsible person]
                                                                        area
                                                                        Use gloves at all times when handling
                                                                        fittings
                                                                        Do not connect or disconnect pressurised
                                                                        lines




                                                                  Compressor
                                                       Safe Work Method and Environment Statement

We, the undersigned, confirm that we have been consulted regarding the above SWMES and that its content is clearly understood. We also confirm that our
required qualification/s to undertake this activity are current and that we are competent to complete the work safely and without risk to our own health or the health of
others. We clearly understand that the control/s in this SWMES must be applied as documented, otherwise work is to cease immediately, and we will ensure that the
work area is made safe should risks to other works, visitors or the public remain.


              Name                              Job/Title                        Employed By                          Date                        Signed




I, the undersigned Supervisor confirm that I have checked all qualifications tendered and verify they are applicable and current. I have also ensured that
all inductions have taken place and that all tools and equipment are properly maintained and safe to use. I have issued all relevant permits and have
ensured to the best of my ability that the work area is safe and that the work will not damage any property or injure any persons.

Supervisor Name____________________                       Supervisor Signature____________________                                Date____________




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