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									                                   Safe Work Method Statement
                                      Use of Master Builders Generic Safe Work Method Statements

Disclaimer:

   The Master Builders Association of Victoria expressly disclaim all and any liability to any person in respect of anything, and of consequence
   of anything done or omitted to be done by any or such person in reliance, whether wholly or partially on this generic safe work method
   statement.

Rules for the use of Master Builders generic SWMS

   1. This generic SWMS is provided as a sample. It is not to be used by a builder or subcontractor for the purpose of managing safety on
      their projects. It can be used as a template to enable builders and subcontractors to produce their own SWMS. Master Builders have
      carbon copy pads available for sale to enable builders/subcontractors to produce their own SWMS.

   2. Employers intending to use this SWMS as a template for their own SWMS must ensure they consult with their employees, including their
      Health and Safety Representatives, prior to its introduction.

   3. Builders and subcontractors must ensure that their SWMS is relevant to the project at hand. Generic SWMS should not be used unless
      precautions have been taken to ensure that the document adequately addresses the hazards and risks relevant to each particular
      project.

   4. Builders and subcontractors intending to use this sample SWMS as a template for their own generic SWMS, without making any
      changes to the detail, must ensure that they adhere to and implement all of the relevant risk controls.

   5. The range of generic SWMS provided by Master Builders are not sufficiently broad enough to cover “all” hazards or risks encountered by
      builders and subcontractors. It does not cover the full list of requirements for which SWMS are specifically required under the OHS
      Construction Regulations. It is important that the builder or subcontractor undertake their own hazard identification and risk control
      process relevant for each particular task.

It is highly recommended that persons who are responsible for preparing and reviewing SWMS undertake training so as to understand the
process of identifying and controlling risks in the workplace.




           Remember: Each SWMS should be site specific. Include all workers in the development of the SWMS.
     All workers should sign off to verify that they understand all the requirements of this Safe Work Method Statement.
                                                      Safe Work Method Statement
Company Name                                                         Site Name
                                                                                                                                                                    Safe Work Method Statement
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Contractor                                                           Activity     Excavation of footings, roller use & compacting                                   Permit to Work Requirement
                                                                                                                                                                    Yes              No

              Tasks                                   Hazards and Risks                                             Risk control measures                                      Who is responsible?
  List the tasks required to perform               What can harm you - Hazards?              List the control measures required to eliminate or reduce the risk of injury    Write the name of the person
the activity in the sequence they are               What can happen - Risks?                          and detail how the control measures will be put in place.               responsible (supervisor or
              carried out.                                                                                                                                                  above) to implement the control
                                                                                                                                                                                 measures identified.
     Select equipment                   Wrong choice of equipment leads to                  Ensure correct type & capacity of equipment.
                                        overloading / poor performance/                     Correct attachment(s) for tasks and in good
                                        equipment damage / personal injury                  condition.
                                                                                            Reversing beepers & flashing beacons fitted.
 Plant /operator to site                Mechanical faults                                   Complete plant checklist or review maintenance
                                        Operator not trained /certified                     records for plant to check currency / no faults/daily
                                                                                            operational checks to be done.
                                                                                            Operator to hold certification for equipment
                                                                                            operated:
                                                                                            LB: Loader backhoe,
                                                                                            LL: Loader, LE: Excavator,
                                                                                            LS: Skid Steer Loader.
Induct Personnel into                   People unaware of task & hazards                    All persons to be OHS Industry Inducted, Site
task / site                             Personal injury / equip.damage                      Inducted. Consulted / toolbox talk on SWMS.
                                                                                            Ensure work area clearly identified.
Compact site for                        Persons struck by plant                             Ensure roller operational area clearly marked out.
excavation equipment.                   Plant damage / roll over                            Authorised entry only – communicate to other site
                                                                                            personnel – toolbox talk. Operator (s) of roller(s)
                                                                                            competent / trained. Clearly defined work area for
                                                                                            each machine
                                                                                            Earth works completed to ensure gradient OK for
                                                                                            roller operation.
                                                                                            Rollers to be driven in controlled manner.
                        Remember: Each SWMS should be site specific. Include all workers in the development of the SWMS.
                  All workers should sign off to verify that they understand all the requirements of this Safe Work Method Statement.
                                         Safe Work Method Statement
Entry to active            Persons struck by plant                      Clear access point for personnel.
compaction area                                                         No person to enter area unless acknowledged by
                                                                        plant operator to enter / approach equipment
                                                                        Personnel to wear high visibility vests.
                                                                        Plant to be fitted with flashing amber light / reverse
                                                                        beeper.

Maintenance / refuelling   Struck by plant – fire – personal injury –   Maintenance / refuelling to be done in designated
                           equipment damage                             area away from active compaction activity.
                           Fuel spillage                                Plant to be shut down before maintenance
                                                                        inspections carried out. Danger tag on controls of
                                                                        plant before maintenance work starts –tag removed
                                                                        when work complete.
                                                                        Engine switched off for refuelling – fire extinguisher
                                                                        to be at hand (foam / dry chemical)
                                                                        Refuelling to be min 20m from site amenities.
                                                                        Fuel to stored in approved containers –labelled as
                                                                        to contents
                                                                        Spill kit material on hand to soak up spills,
                                                                        Containers to be fitted with pour spouts or use
                                                                        pump to refuel

Marking out pads           Struck by plant – manual handling,           Moving plant operations eliminated from mark out
                           contact with services when excavated         area.
                                                                        Avoid static body positions , kneel down to place
                                                                        pegs /string, stretch legs, back shoulders regularly
                                                                        Ensure marked out area not effected by services.
                                                                        Check site plans.
Excavate footing pads      Persons struck by operating plant, mobile    Dedicate operational area for plant, use barricades
                           plant collisions, support surface collapse   / flagging if other plant to operating in area.
                                                                        Ensure excavator/back hoe setup in correct
                                                                        location, outriggers deployed if fitted.

                  Remember: Each SWMS should be site specific. Include all workers in the development of the SWMS.
            All workers should sign off to verify that they understand all the requirements of this Safe Work Method Statement.
                                        Safe Work Method Statement
                                                                       Personnel to be kept clear of machine slew arc
                                                                       while excavating -
                                                                       Gain attention of operator and his OK before
                                                                       approaching machine
                          Contact with services – power – water -      Ensure overhead power clearly marked – operating
                          gas                                          distances observed use spotter if in close proximity
                                                                       (3m if less than 132,000v)
                                                                       Obtain clearance before excavating
Refuelling /              Struck by plant – fire – personal injury –   As in step (6) this method statement
maintenance               equipment damage
                          Fuel spillage
Plant left unattended     Unauthorised operator uses plant             Equipment to be switched off and keys removed
between tasks or end of   Unplanned movement of plant                  from ignition when plant not attended.
work                                                                   Attachments to be left on ground level. No loads to
                                                                       be left suspended from machine while unattended.
                                                                       Access doors locked / protective panels to be
                                                                       installed if fitted when left overnight in secured site
                                                                       fenced area. If plant no longer required have it
                                                                       removed to hirer asap.
Personnel working in      Personal injury due to contact with          Designate area for personnel to stand / work. Have
area or with mobile       equipment, poor communication                good line of sight between operator and personnel.
plant                                                                  High visibility clothing /vests to be worn. Nominate
                                                                       movement controller to co ordinate activity around
                                                                       machine
Movement of plant to      Collisions with other plant / services /     Plant to move according to site traffic control plan –
and from work area        personnel                                    1. designated speed limit
                                                                       2. access roads /paths
                                                                       3. clearance kept from identified services (aerial /
                                                                       ground)
                                                                       4. Warning beacon& reverse alarm operating




                 Remember: Each SWMS should be site specific. Include all workers in the development of the SWMS.
           All workers should sign off to verify that they understand all the requirements of this Safe Work Method Statement.

								
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