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 46 No ______ Page of 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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