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SWMS APPROVED BY: (Employer/PCBU/Director/Owner)
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ALL PERSONS INVOLVED IN TASK MUST HAVE THIS SWMS COMMUNICATED TO THEM PRIOR TO WORK COMMENCING:
- Daily Tool Box Talks will be undertaken to identify, control and communicate additional site hazards.
- Work must cease immediately if incident or near miss occurs. SWMS must be amended in consultation with relevant persons.
- Amendments must be approved by nominated persons and communicated to all affected workers before work resumes.
- SWMS must be made available for inspection or review as required by WHS legislation.
- Record of SWMS must be kept as required by WHS legislation (until job is complete or for 2 years if involved in a notifiable incident).

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Relevant Workers

Relevant workers must be consulted in the development, approval and communication of this SWMS.

Workers to be consulted:

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Part 1: Principal Contractor Details

Principal Contractor Details

The builder or the organisation you are working for:

Principal Contractor Company Name:

Project Name:

Job Address:

Project Manager Name and Signature:
Date SWMS provided to Principal Contractor:

High Risk Construction Work & PPE

SWMS Scope

This SWMS covers the operation of a petrol / diesel or electric powered air compressor

Document #: 10004-6

High Risk Construction Work

This work activity involves the following "High Risk Construction Work" (select all that apply):

Confined Space

Mobile Plant

Demolition

Asbestos

Using explosives

Diving work

Artificial extremes of temperature

Tilt up or pre-cast concrete

Pressurised gas distribution mains or piping chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines energised electrical installations or services

Structures or buildings involving structural alterations or repairs that require temporary support to prevent collapse

Involves a risk of a person falling more than 2m, including work on telecommunications towers

Working at depths greater than 1.5 Metres, including tunnels or mines

Work in an area that may have a contaminated or flammable atmosphere

Work carried out adjacent to a road, railway or shipping lane, traffic corridor

In or near water or other liquid that involves risk of drowning

Risk Assessment Matrix & Controls

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Ensure all PPE meets relevant Australian Standards. Inspect and replace PPE as needed. (select all that apply):

Foot Protection

Hearing Protection

High Visibility

Head Protection

Eye Protection

Face Protection

Hand Protection

Breathing Protection

Protective Clothing

Fall Arrest

Sun Protection: Broad brimmed hat, UV rated clothing, SPF 30+ sunscreen, tinted safety glasses with adequate UV protection

Rings, watches, jewellery that may become entangled in machines must not be worn. Long and loose hair must be tied back.

Planning & Preparation

Potential Hazard

Lack of consultation with potential outcomes for personal injury, property damage &/or environmental incident.

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

Liaise with Principal Contractor to establish the following on-site systems and procedures are in place and take note of:
· Health and Safety rules
· Induction for all workers – site specific and toolbox meetings
· Supervisory arrangements
· Communication arrangements
· All relevant workers are appraised for required competencies & for any pre-existing medical conditions if working in remote or isolated locations.
· PPE required
· Site plans – showing no go zones for pedestrians
· Traffic Management Plan
· Exclusion Zones
· Risk Assessments
· SWMS and JSA’s
· Injury reporting procedures
· Hazard reporting procedures.

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Potential Hazard

Working alone

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

A ‘Buddy’ system must be utilised at all times when working alone.
Ensure:
- GPS locator on relevant worker’s vehicles
- Mobile phone (with service in work area, pre-programmed with emergency numbers)
- Mobile & satellite phones and EPIRB are fit for purpose, tested before departure & phones have spare, fully charged batteries and facilities for continuing charging.

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Training & Capabilities

Potential Hazard

Lack of training or the assessment of capability may lead to personal injury, property damage &/or environmental incident.

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

*Check workers are in fit condition to work i.e. no signs of fatigue, alcohol or drugs.*

- Ensure all persons entering site have a General Construction Induction Card (white card)

- Ensure all relevant workers have undertaken training and/or received instruction in the use of control measures. Include:
· Reporting procedures for incidents
· Correct use of equipment including selecting, fitting, use, care of and maintenance
· Correct use of all compressors used
· Use of supervision where required (e.g. new starters or new equipment)
· Ensure supervisors, foremen etc. are suitably experienced in the type work to be conducted
· All workers are trained in this SWMS.

- Operators of the compressor must be trained and competent. Training to include:
· Operational manual
· Controls on the compressor
· PPE
· Use of pneumatic tools
· Hoses
· Use of compressed air
· Re-fuelling
· Manual handling
· Hazards involved with direct contact with high-pressure air.

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Transporting the Portable Air Compressor to/from sites

Potential Hazard

Towing a trailer mounted compressor

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Hitch compressor to vehicle, check coupling and safety chains are secure
- Plug in rear warning (indicator) lamps lead to socket on vehicle
- Check that the warning lights are operating correctly
- Ensure that the jockey wheel and stabiliser legs are raised and secured
- Check delivery location is agreed location and suitable
- Block wheels to prevent accidental movement during use
- Do not drive at excessive speed when towing.

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Potential Hazard

Exposure to hazardous vapours (fuel powered units). Fire/explosion

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Ensure the compressor is transported in trailer, or tray of utility – not inside cabin of vehicle.
- Secure fuel containers – outside of main cabin also.
- Ensure fuel valve is in the closed position
- Fuel:
· Minimum quantities stored
· Stored in smaller sized suitable plastic containers (as per relevant Australian Standard)
· Containers clearly labeled. Labels in good condition
· Fire protection equipment accessible, tested and tagged.

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Potential Hazard

Struck by moving objects / falling objects

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Ensure the main vehicle cabin is isolated from the carrier area with a fixed barrier or transport compressor and equipment on a trailer / tray back
- Secure the compressor in the vehicle tray with lashing/restraint equipment to prevent the compressor moving during transport
· Use chocks to assist keeping the compressor stationary in the tray
- Ensure all non-essential persons removed from immediate area
- Ensure all persons stand clear of potential fall zones during loading /unloading of the compressor.

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Potential Hazard

Hazardous manual handling - MSD

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Use safe manual handling techniques for loading and unloading the compressor, use additional trained workers/s to assist with lifting. Do not attempt to lift the compressor just by yourself. Use lifting equipment to move equipment where required. If using team handling:
· Ensure all persons matched physically
· Person selected as leader of move
· Move planned and rehearsed
· Used only where better means to move equipment (trolley) are not practicable
- When loaded, ensure compressor is sitting flat and positioned to reduce manual handling risks when removing from vehicle
- Lifting/transport equipment suitable for compressor (unit weighs approx. 380kgs. Lifting should be undertaken via pallet/fork/skid combination – not via persons – such as team-lifts).

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Person responsible to implement control measures:

Assess onsite conditions

Potential Hazard

Lack of a clear assessment may lead to personal injury, property damage &/or environmental incident.

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Ensure site-specific induction is undertaken (include location of amenities, first aid facilities, emergency plans and evacuation points, incident reporting, communication, contact persons etc.)
- Assess mobile phone reception (alternative emergency communications procedures in place if no reception available)
- Work site is exactly as detailed in Terms of Agreement or contract
- Suitable weather conditions (do not work outside in low visibility, heavy rain, high winds etc.)
- Suitable access for all equipment required
- Suitable space for operation of equipment
- Suitable lighting, including night-works (include flood lighting and operator head lamps as applicable)
- Take note of mobile plant movement.
- Conduct site inspection to identify potential hazards such as:
· Work at heights (above 2m)
· Lighting
· Ventilation
· Temperature etc.
· Exposed electrical switchboards/power points
· Duration of manual handling tasks (such as working with arms above shoulder height).

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Potential Hazard

Adverse environmental conditions & working outdoors

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Appropriate protective clothing
- Wear hand protection
- Wear non-slip footwear (slippery surfaces)
- Adequate breaks
- Check weather conditions – DO NOT WORK in extreme conditions

- Cold:
· Encourage workers to have adequate warm drinks
· Access to warm shelter during breaks

- Heat:
· Sun brim on hard hat
· Safety glasses - UV Rated
· Use 30+ sunscreen on exposed skin areas
· Adequate drinking water.

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Work area setup

Potential Hazard

Work adjacent to road & public safety

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Park working vehicle in driveway or allocated parking to avoid travelling across roads when delivery working equipment
- If setting up roadside – comply with local laws and permits
- Erect any barriers & signage necessary to keep others safe and aware.

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Potential Hazard

Work area breach

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Restrict access to work area. Ensure:
· Exclusion zone surrounding work area using barricades and signage is in place reducing the potential for air hoses to be damaged, pinched/squashed, tangled, accidentally disconnected:
· Signage: Ensure sufficient warning signs indicating that Compressed Air is in use and ensure the signs are visible to other workers in the work zone.
· Sufficient space between workers, no hazardous work in close proximity
· Any other workers within the exclusion zone are wearing appropriate PPE
· A standby person (or spotter) should be allocated and used if required
· Positioned so the unit and air hoses do not create a trip hazard
· Clear of access ways.

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Potential Hazard

Contact with powered mobile plant / vehicles

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Ensure the compressor is positioned well clear of mobile plant travel pathways
- Check constantly for changing hazards while working and monitor work position at all times. Ensure:
· High visibility clothing worn at all times
· Do not stand behind reversing vehicles
· Allow sufficient distance from plant during operation (allow sufficient room for equipment failure – such as arm/boom failure or plant rollover)
· No work is conducted in established “no go zones” for pedestrians
· Alertness at all times. Listen for:
· Reversing alarms/beepers
· Calls from Plant Operators
· Safety/warning signs, Spotters, traffic barriers etc. must be obeyed as required
· Work positions should be in clear sight of plant operators
· Follow traffic management plan requirements.
NOTE: Some traffic management plans may say that pedestrians have right-of-way. Never assume this. Make visual and verbal contact with plant operator as required.

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Potential Hazard

Fire / explosion

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Ensure unit is able to be placed in safe location clear of flammables goods stores (compressor would be an ignition source)
- Always operate compressor in a well-ventilated area free of combustible materials, gasoline, flammable solvents or vapors
- Always locate compressor at least 6m away from work area if spraying flammable materials
- Avoid overheating:
· Never place objects against or on top of an air compressor
· Always operate air compressor at least 50cm away from any wall or obstruction
- Always operate in a clean, dry and well-ventilated area
- Ensure fire protection equipment accessible as required.

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Potential Hazard

Working at heights

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Identify and control the dangers of using Compressed Air while working at height
- Set up jobs to minimise the need for air hoses to be used while working on ladders/trestles/scaffolds
- DO NOT set up the compressor unit on a scaffold or trestle.

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Potential Hazard

Hazardous manual handling - MSD

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Ensure equipment is delivered as close to work area as possible
- There is adequate space to carry out the activity to reduce congestion and manual handling risks
· Adequate lighting is provided at the work area.

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Potential Hazard

Slips, trips & falls on the same level

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Ensure:
· On stable, firm, flat ground
· Safe access and egress
· Sufficient lighting
· Free of tripping hazards (such as excess material, hoses)
· Complete visibility of work area
· Positioned so the unit and air hoses do not create a trip hazard
· Electrical lead not on ground where it can create a trip hazard
· No pits, voids or holes
· Keep electrical cords clear of excessive heat, oil, sharp edges (including moving parts of compressor)
· Use pendants, lead stand or insulated cable hangers
· Do not drape leads over body or work piece or any metal surface
· Do not run leads along ground/floor, near sharp edges, across doorways or hang them over metal structures.

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Potential Hazard

Contact with electricity

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Any electrical equipment in the immediate area of the operation that presents a potential hazard and is not required during the job, must be de-energised, shielded, or otherwise made safe
- Ensure equipment is not placed in areas where they may be run over, damaged or exposed to water (unless rated for wet environments). Keep power leads up off the ground and out of the way
- Electrical lead not on ground where it can be damaged / run over
- Electric Powered Units:
· All air compressor leads are Tested and Tagged and are current
· Safety switches (RCD’s) are provided
· Ensure switchboards have appropriately rated circuit breaker
· Pre-inspect equipment If equipment is damaged, do not use
· Take out of service, apply Lock-out/tag-out (LOTO) procedures and inform supervisor immediately.

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Potential Hazard

Exposure to hazardous vapours (fuel powered units)

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

* Do not run a diesel/petrol-powered compressor inside a building, or where ventilation is limited. *

- Consider prevailing wind direction to minimise heat, noise and exhaust fumes exposures
- Always operate a compressor in well-ventilated area
- Away from any ignition sources
- Do not operate this unit in enclosed spaces e.g. closed shed / workshop.
- Do not place unit near building air intake or by windows/doors
- Ensure unit air intake is clean, fresh air

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Potential Hazard

Hazardous chemicals / substances

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Ensure current Material/Safety Data Sheets (M/SDS) are obtained for all hazardous chemicals/substances and accessible on site. Implement appropriate controls as listed.

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Operating the air compressor

Potential Hazard

Hazardous process - working with compressed air

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

* Check workers are in fit condition to work i.e. no signs of fatigue, alcohol or drugs. *

- Follow the Pre-operational checklist in the manufacturer’s operational manual. Set-up for operation as per manufacturer’s instructions.
- Ensure unit is suitable capacity (size and safe working pressure) for task. Check:
· Hoses, pipes, fittings are rated the same maximum psi as unit and are compatible and correct size
· Hoses and couplings are not damaged
· Hoses and tools are correctly fitted and secured (clips in place)
· Fly wheels, pulleys, belts, chains, sprockets and other moving parts are guarded
· Safety valves and cut-offs are present, undamaged and clear of obstructions (Usually a ring pull. Air discharge should stop when ring is released)
· Unit grounded (if required)
· No water/moisture in air tank
· Check oil / fuel levels
· Outlet valves, if fitted are closed.
- Check with the operation manual for each tool in use to determine safe procedure for connecting, checking, re-loading, and disconnecting from pressurised air hoses
- Turn off air supply and bleed tool before removal (unless quick disconnecting plugs in use)

NEVER drag attached tools by the air hose. If the air hose gets caught on something, don’t pull on the hose. Go find the problem and release the hose.

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Potential Hazard

Carbon monoxide or hydrocarbons

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Compressed air can contain carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and/or other poisonous contaminants that can cause death or serious injury. This type of air compressor is not specifically designed, intended or approved for breathing air. Do not use compressed air for breathing air applications without proper treatment. Do not use the Portable Air Compressor for any gas other than air.

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Potential Hazard

Embolism

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- High pressure air blown against human skin can force its way into the bloodstream and cause an embolism, tiny air bubbles in the heart which can be fatal. Compressed air blown into an eye or ear can result in permanent loss of function or death.

* NEVER point the air hose at persons, or use to clean clothing, shoes, or any part of the body.

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Potential Hazard

Unexpected start

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Avoid running the compressor continuously which causes overheating
- If operated for more than forty minutes per hour, the motor will overheat and cause the internal overload to shut down the compressor:
· The overload will also allow the motor to automatically restart after the motor has sufficiently cooled, which can be unexpected. Therefore, never leave the air compressor plugged in unattended.

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Potential Hazard

Contact with electricity (electric powered units)

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

Ensure:
- Isolate from power before cleaning or making adjustments
- Keep electric cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts:
· Replace damaged cords immediately
- Never pull electrical compressor by power cord
- Do not use power cord to pull equipment from power socket
- Unplug tool when not in use
- Check for damage or faults regularly during operation. Examples, if excessive vibration occurs, stop using immediately.
- Do not expose compressor to rain or wet conditions

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Potential Hazard

Burns

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Never touch any of the exposed metal parts during operation and for an extended period of time after the air compressor has shut down. They will be hot.

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Potential Hazard

Dust / flying debris

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Wear eye protection and protective clothing
- Never point the air stream or tools at any point of your body, other people or animals
- Take care when discharging air from the tank, i.e. from the safety valve, the drain valve or the air outlet, to ensure that it does not cause dirt, stones, metal swarf or other particles to be blown around.

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Potential Hazard

Struck by moving objects / parts

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Air hoses that become disconnected can whip uncontrollably at great velocity and cause serious injury or death
- Ensure belt guards are in place
- Use wheel chocks to prevent movement of the compressor during operation and possible straining or disconnection of the air hose
- Avoid bending/kinking hoses. Regularly check hoses are not being damaged or getting caught up/ tangled etc. during use.

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Potential Hazard

Slips, trips & falls

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Store tools appropriately when not in use.

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Potential Hazard

Noise

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Wear hearing protection as required, ensure it is worn by all persons throughout the period of exposure to noise

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Potential Hazard

Power loss

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Avoid extension leads where possible (can lead to overheating/power-loss).
· If necessary utilise extra air hoses
· If extension lead is necessary ensure it is rated for use with compressor and currently tested and tagged
- Check the motor nameplate to verify that it is compatible with the available electricity supply
- Portable electric generators are not recommended for operating compressors unless they have ample generating capacity to provide the requisite starting and running currents without appreciable voltage or frequency drop.

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Potential Hazard

Hazardous manual handling - MSD

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Always push the Compressor when moving it
- Avoid working in awkward/static postures
- Keep working area between shoulder and knee height where possible. Do not lean face too close to work
- Do not over reach, or reach behind equipment where you cannot see.
- Do not work in static positions for more than 30 minutes at a time, or 2 hours over shift
- Take regular rest breaks and stretch before/after works as required.

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Potential Hazard

Asbestos

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

* It is prohibited to use air compressors on asbestos. *

- Determine presence of asbestos containing material (ACM). Obtain a copy of the asbestos register for the site.

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Refuelling on site

Potential Hazard

Fire / explosion

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- DO NOT smoke during re-fuelling
- Ensure re-fuelling is undertaken in well-ventilated area, clear of ignition sources
- Material/Safety Data Sheets (M/SDS) for all fuel products on hand
- Follow manufacturer’s manual/recommendations for re-fuelling
- Never attempt to fill the gas tank while the engine is hot or running. Add fuel outdoors in a well-ventilated area.
- Ensure fire extinguisher available and in date.
Diesel: Fire extinguisher – Water, foam, dry chemical powder, CO2
Unleaded petrol: Fire extinguisher – Dry chemical powder, foam, CO2. Never use water to extinguish an Unleaded Petrol fire.

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Potential Hazard

Exposure to hazardous chemicals / substances

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Avoid breathing vapours or contact with fuel
- If clothing is splashed with fuel, change immediately
- Do not siphon or swallow fuel as this can be fatal
- Do not eat, drink or smoke during/after-handling fuel until hands are carefully washed. Shower and wash immediately after work. Wash clothes in separate wash from other clothes.

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Potential Hazard

Environment incident

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Ensure training in emergency response for chemical spill
- Ensure a spill kit is available onsite.

Emergency response – minor fuel spill:
1. Stop the source of the spill or leak or release
a. If that is not possible & it is safe to do so - stop the spill or release from spreading
2. Turn off any ignition sources if safe to do so
3. Use Spills Kit: (as required)
a. Position socs on a downhill slope or surround spill if on flat ground.
b. Block stormwater inlets with drain sealing mats.
c. Float Booms around the spill if on water.

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Site Specific Hazards

Have you identified any furter hazards on the job site?

Job Step

What job step does this hazrd relate to?

Potential Hazard

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

Control measures to reduce risk

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On completion

Potential Hazard

Slips, trips, falls causing injury

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Clean up compressor and secure all fittings, hoses and tools into working vehicle.

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Potential Hazard

Contact with electricity (electric powered units)

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Disconnect the extension leads from power point before winding up, so that you don’t get a shock if the lead is damaged
- Inspect leads and power equipment for damage
- If safe to do so, remove isolation locks/tags and test appliance for function.

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Potential Hazard

Struck by moving objects / parts

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Shut down compressor as per manufacturer’s instructions
- Relieve pressure from all hoses
- Disconnect hoses
- Check pressure-relief valve. Pressure must be relieved before transporting.

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Potential Hazard

Corrosion

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Drain air tank(s) after each use to avoid internal tank corrosion. Keep drain valve(s) closed if storing compressor for any length of time.

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Potential Hazard

Contact with hot surfaces

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Turn off the Compressor motor and allow to cool down before storing the unit.

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Potential Hazard

Contamination of waterways (fuel powered units)

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- Ensure spill kit is available for fuel (fuel powered units) or chemical spills
- Dispose of waste fuel containers, used oils etc. as per SDS, local authority and environmental agency requirements.

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Potential Hazard

Public safety

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

- If acceptable, remove barricades, contact supervisor and return as agreed.

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Emergency Response

Emergency Response - CALL 000 IMMEDIATELY.

If work is to be conducted on a construction site (or a site controlled by another Employer / PCBU) follow the site-specific Emergency Management Plan. Ensure:
· Adequate numbers of first aid trained staff are on site when working at heights occurs
· First aiders are trained and competent in managing injuries associated with demolition until emergency services arrive
· All rescue equipment is in good condition, available for use and in close proximity to the work site.

Ensure workers have access to:
· First aid kit/supplies
· First Aid trained personnel familiar with Resuscitation and emergency response for electric shock
· M/SDS
· Communication devices (check mobile phones will have service in area)
· Suitable fire protection equipment.

Review & Monitor

Review & Monitor

To ensure controls are implemented and monitored effectively:
• Toolbox /pre-work meetings will be undertaken
• Relevant persons will be consulted on hazards and contents of SWMS, work plans and other applicable information
• Control measures will be monitored throughout works:
o Spot checks
o Consultation
o Scheduled audits
• Corrective actions will be recorded and rectified in a timely manner SWMS will be reviewed and updated accordingly (in consultation with relevant persons)

Ensure all controls are reviewed as per the following:
• If controls fail to reduce risk adequately
• When changes to the workplace or work activity occur that create new / different risks where controls may no longer be effective
• New hazards identified
• After an incident involving work activities relevant to this SWMS
• During consultation with relevant persons indicate review is needed
• A Health and Safety Representative (HSR) requests a review in line with the requirements of the legislation.

Review Number
Name & Initials
Date

Plant/Tools/Equipment Required For The Job

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Relevant Legislation & Codes of Practice

Country/State/Territory Specific References

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Part 2: Worker Sign Off & Licences/Competencies/Qualifications

Overall Risk Rating After Controls

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Worker Sign-off

This SWMS has been developed in consultation and cooperation with employee/workers and relevant Employer/Persons Conducting Business or Undertaking (PCBU). I have read the above SWMS and I understand its contents. I confirm that I have the skills and training, including relevant certification to conduct the task as described. I agree to comply with safety requirements within this SWMS including risk control measures, safe work instructions and PPE described.

Employee
Employee/Worker Name and Signature:

Job Role/Position

Employer/PCBU/Supervisor:

Licences/Competencies/Qualifications

Has this employee/worker completed any training or hold the licences required to complete this task?

Licence to Perform High Risk Work (operating certain plant, equipment)

Licence details

Photo of relevant licences

TAFE or other recognised training organisation

Licence details

Photo of relevant licences

Construction Induction Card (or equivalent)

Licence details

Photo of relevant licences

PPE

Licence details

Photo of relevant licences

Traffic Management Plan

Plan Details

Relevant photos

Other

Licences/training

Licences / Training

Licence details

Photo of relevant licences
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.