My Company Details

Business Name:adam west bricklaying

Business Address:3 Galloway st Traralgon

Business Contact:0417969482

ABN:63352775917

Phone No:0417969482

SWMS APPROVAL
SWMS APPROVED BY: (Employer/PCBU/Director/Owner)
Date:
Name and Signature of person responsible for ensuring compliance with SWMS:adam west
Person/s Responsible for Reviewing the SWMS:

SWMS amendments must be approved by

Person
Name and Signature:

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).

Select to acknowledge the above has been read and understood

Relevant Workers

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

Workers to be consulted:

Worker
Name and Signature:

Job Title:

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 general hazards associated with laying bricks and blocks

Document #: 10033-5

High Risk Construction Work

This work activity involves the following "High Risk Construction Work"

Confined Space

Mobile Plan

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.

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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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. **
* If working on EWPs, for this task, ensure there are separate, dedicated EWP SWMS and that all workers/employees have relevant training and licensing.
· Ensure all persons undertaking construction work 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
· 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.

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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 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).

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Materials delivery

Potential Hazard

Contact with mobile plant or passing vehicle

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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
· The delivery area must be on level ground - close to work area
· If unloading roadside – comply with local laws and permits
· Erect any barriers & signage necessary to keep others safe and aware
· Ensure the delivery area 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
· No work is conducted in established “no go zones” for pedestrians
· Alertness at all times. Listen for:
· Reversing alarms/beepers and 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 TMP 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

Muscular stress / musculoskeletal disorder (MSD)

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

· Where possible materials should be unloaded using mechanical means. E.g. forklift
· Movement of material from the delivery point to the installation area usually represents the greatest opportunity for damage or injury, particularly if being achieved manually. Ensure:
· Use hand trucks, to move heavy materials
· Use team-lifts for heavier items
· Ensure materials /equipment is as close to work area as possible
· The floor/ceiling loading design of the building or platform should be carefully considered and, if necessary, the material evenly distributed.

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Potential Hazard

Cold/ heat stress

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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

Falls from height

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

· Ensure that a handover for all scaffolds where a person could fall more than 4 metres has been undertaken
· The scaffold should not be used until sighted proof that the scaffold has been inspected and signed off as completed, by a competent person, at the following times:
· After construction
· After any repairs to the scaffold
· After any incident that may have affected the stability of the scaffold
· At least every 30 days regardless of the previous conditions

Planning access to the height location:
· Wherever possible, use mechanical methods to deliver materials to the working at height location e.g. crane.
· Ensure all crane operators, riggers & doggers are licensed, competent and trained
· If delivering material/tools onto a raised platform, liaise with Principal to determine where on the platform the materials are safe to be dropped to:
· Be able to bear the load
· Not cause hazards to other trade.

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Potential Hazard

Muscular stress / musculoskeletal disorder (MSD)

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

· Ensure there is sufficient lighting
· Use mechanical aids as much as possible
· Area, including travel path, is cleared, planks placed and secured where required (ensure wheelbarrows etc. are not pushed through sand/uneven terrain
· Use wheelbarrow or trolley to move bags where practicable
· Cement products are bagged in weights of 20kg and require 2 people lifting, carrying and setting down:
· Work with a person about your height
· Decide in advance which person will direct the move
· Keeping knees bent and back straight, lift and raise the bag together
· Move smoothly together as you carry, keeping the load at the same level
· Unload at the same time, keeping knees bent.

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Potential Hazard

Falling objects

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

Barricade surrounding area:
· Immediate zone surrounding work
· Under and adjacent to scaffolding (ensure catch platforms in place)
· Travel path of lifting equipment/cranes
· Right angles to the wall on both sides, from at least the distance of the height of the wall plus 1.2 m.

Mechanical lifting equipment: (hoists, lifting aids, pulleys, etc.)
· Lifting equipment must be in good working condition, no sign of damage, rusting
· Instruction manuals for equipment use attached
· All slings, ropes or chains are rated to Australian Standards, in good condition & tested
· Undergone regular servicing / maintenance
· Ropes used to be free of cuts or signs of external wear. Hand-lines to be minimum 12mm
· Rope used for gin wheels to be minimum 16mm.

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Potential Hazard

Slips, trips and falls

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

· Ensure sufficient lighting
· Wear closed in, nonslip footwear
· The work area is not wet under foot
· All trip hazards / obstructions removed from work area
· Do not drape leads over body or work piece or any metal surface
· Keep power leads up off the ground and out of the way. Pendulum plugs preferred
· Use high visibility string lines (to avoid tripping hazards).

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Potential Hazard

Property damage

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

· 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

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Potential Hazard

Hazardous chem. / sub.

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

· Ensure current (issue date with 5 years) Material/Safety Data Sheets (M/SDS) are obtained for cement, lime, hydrochloric acid, etc. and accessible on site. Implement all controls.

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Person responsible to implement control measures:

Mixing mortar

Potential Hazard

Cement burns/dermatitis
Skin sensitivities

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

· Ensure PPE is worn as per SDS recommendations
· Remove jewellery such as watches and rings as wet cement can be trapped under them Ensure gumboots or other waterproof boots are worn at all times to keep feet dry
· Wear waterproof /alkali resistant gloves when directly handling wet cement
· Where practicable, wear long pants and long sleeve shirt to avoid contact with wet cement
· Clothing that becomes saturated from contact with wet cement should be rinsed out as soon as possible with clear water to prevent continued contact with skin
· Avoid bare skin contact with wet cement wherever possible
· Wash off immediately should contact occur. (Wash frequently with pH neutral soap and clean water).

Note: Barrier creams are generally ineffective as a form of protection against contact sensitivities with wet cement.

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Potential Hazard

Slips, trips & falls on the same level

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

· Clear area of packaging and unnecessary tools
· Clean up spills and water from work areas during the shift to reduce risk of slips and falls.

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Potential Hazard

Muscular stress / musculoskeletal disorder (MSD)

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

· All products will be heavy to lift – use caution
· Ensure that you have a firm footing while loading the mixer drum or bucket
· Do not overreach
· Load the drum with a shovel ensuring that the shovel does not enter the drum
· Ensure sand / cement or pre-mixed render is positioned as close as possible to the mixing site as possible
· If using pre-mixed dry cement, use smaller size bags when possible to reduce lifting heavy
· Use smaller size flat shovel when dry mixing to reduce the weight of materials on the shovel
· Do not lift and twist when handling heavy materials – lift and turn
· Do not overload wheelbarrows or buckets when moving the mortar from the mixing area to the work area.

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Potential Hazard

Struck by moving parts

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

Cement Mixers:
· Ensure the ground surface and area where the mixer is located is - level firm, free from obstructions
· Load the drum while it is stationary
· Operate as per manufacturers’ instructions
· Stand clear of the rotating drum when in operation
· Are not to be used by untrained operators
· All guards are in place and secure.

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

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Potential Hazard

Dust

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

· Ensure breathing protection is worn
· Wet down materials as soon as possible to reduce dust
· Dust suppression strategies in place.

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Potential Hazard

Work area breach

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

· Remove all non-essential persons from area
· Barricade area and place caution signs as needed.

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Person responsible to implement control measures:

Laying bricks / blocks, finishing & cleaning of excess mortar

Potential Hazard

Falls

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

Access ladders:
· Use only access provided, do not climb on railings or other scaffolding components
· Use only ladders provided for access to scaffolds
· When on a ladder, do not over-reach. Descend ladder & re-position as required
· Do not carry materials when ascending / descending a ladder
· Always face ladder when using
· Do not use step ladders to gain extra height
· Remove ground level ladder when unattended to prevent unauthorised access
· Only competent scaffolder to make changes to scaffold:
· Do not remove any scaffold component e.g. handrails or boards
· Do not remove scaffold ties to support structure

Mobile Scaffold:
· Level, plumb
· Casters locked before accessing, not moved when persons on scaffold
· Accessed by internal ladder only, do not climb on scaffold
· Clear of penetrations or floor edges (by at least 1metre where possible)
· Do not use steps or ladders on top of the work platform to gain extra height
· Do not move the scaffold with persons or materials on it.
· Before moving the scaffold ensure that it is clear of obstructions, both overhead and, at ground level

Trestle scaffold:
· Guardrails, toe board sides & ends are in place
· Erected as per manufacturer’s specifications
· Purpose-designed pins
· Min 2 planks or 450mm wide
· Suitable span of plank (based on thickness). Example: Thickness of 38mm = 1.5m span, Thickness of 50mm = 2m span, Thickness of 63mm = 2.5m span)

Platform ladder:
· Ensure industrial rating
· Non-slip treads
· Trestle back undamaged
· Suitable height hand rail (900mm)
· Triangular flat plate bracing
· Correct size for job (platform level)
· Large feet with non-slip mouldings
· If unfolding type, chains, rivets etc. are undamaged and functional
· Non-slip platform of sufficient strength for persons, tools and equipment.

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Potential Hazard

Falls in openings

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

Holes or other openings through which a person can fall. Ensure:
· All holes or openings are protected/closed from falls immediately after creating (e.g. platform ladder hatches)
· Ensure the cover is secured to prevent movement
· Use signage or other clearly marked hazard alert to identify hazard.

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Potential Hazard

Falling objects

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

· Maintain awareness of other people on scaffold
· Do not overload platform, be aware of load limits and spread load evenly to distribute weight (e.g. stacking stone)
· Do not exceed the specified Safe Working Load of the scaffold
· Stack items to prevent sliding or toppling
· Use tether on tools /equipment where appropriate to prevent object falling
· Keep tools and other equipment away from edges
· Determine where a rock may fall (in case of uncontrolled release) and ensure all personnel are clear of that area
· Never work directly below other rock workers or where rocks are being placed above
· Do not:
· Drop items from scaffold
· Work on platform levels that are not fully boarded.

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Potential Hazard

Slips, trips & falls on the same level

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

· Remove waste / debris daily to industrial skip bin to prevent buildup on site
· Tools are kept tidy not causing a trip hazard
· Non-slip foot protection are worn
· Do not stand on sides of wheelbarrow or brick stacks to shovel mortar up onto scaffold.

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Potential Hazard

Wall collapse

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

· Inspect new wall regularly (each day) – if repairs are required, establish no go zone until repairs undertaken
· For new walls with no support, height should not exceed 10 times the thickness of the wall (less in high wind areas).
· Distance between supports should not exceed 2 m (spread the bearing of support through battens over a distance of 500 mm)
· Add core-filling with reinforcing or wall stiffeners
· Temporary supports (as specified in plans)
· Building cross-walls at same time Nail off frame ties to support each other
· Stop at lintel height to allow mortar to strengthen
· Do not lean on wall
· Ensure no impact to wall from plant/equipment.
· Don’t work in heavy rains.

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Potential Hazard

Repetitive, sustained tasks, forced pushing movements – repetitive strain injury

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

· Use the correct hand tool for each stage of the task
· Take regular breaks
· Do not overreach
· Maintain good posture avoiding awkward twisting and side bending
· Practice stretching throughout the shift
· Ensure tool handles have:
· Comfortable grip
· No sharp edges
· Are cylindrical and approx. 4cm in diameter
· Allow wrist to remain straight
· Grip length approx. 12cm
· Alter work platform /raise mortar board to ensure work area is between knee and shoulder height whenever practicable
· Cutting work to be done at hip-height
· Ensure shoveling area is close to mixer to avoid excessive reaching
· Implement job rotation to ensure workers are not performing same task for 30 minutes at a time or 2 hours over entire shift
· Keep bricks covered to prevent them from taking up water and becoming heavier
· Use prepared walk-ways/paths for wheelbarrow.

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Potential Hazard

Contact with Hydrochloric Acid solution

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

** Never add water to acid. **

Always add acid slowly to water, never the other way around. Acid can react violently with small amounts of water.
Mix acid solution:
· No smoking, eating or drinking whilst handling or using Hydrochloric Acid
· Only decant what is needed
· Decant outdoors or in well ventilated areas
· Wear PPE as per M/SDS
· Mix a solution of hydrochloric acid and water as required for the type of bricks / stain
· Example: 1 part acid to 9 parts water. Do not mix more than 1-10 ratio.

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Person responsible to implement control measures:

Cutting bricks

Potential Hazard

Working with hand & power tools

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

· Ensure leads are not damaged – along the entire length of the lead and extension lead
· Ensure all equipment and leads are tested and tagged as required for use
· Do not use electrical equipment in wet or damp areas
· Ensure operations manual is available, read and understood
· Pre-inspect and operate power tools as per manufacturer’s instructions
· PPE worn as manufacturers recommendations
· Ensure equipment rated for atmospheric requirements (water, or explosion-proof for flammable zones)
· Ensure tool suitable for task:
· Suited to the material. E.g.: steel, wood, MDF, masonry
· Not too powerful for task. E.g.: don’t use larger tool than needed
· Sufficient power for task – excessive force not required

Safety Devices:
· Low impact tools where possible
· Single operation when trigger pressed
· Guards in place, undamaged, retracts and cover danger areas
· E-stops and other devices functional and tested
· Ensure tools are not carried in pockets or clothing (use sheaths, tool belts, etc.)
· Tool handles:
· Non-slip, good grip
· No sharp edges
· Guards or stoppers
· Clean, grease-free grips/handles.

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Potential Hazard

Exposure to silica dust

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

· Wear wet weather protection (apron)
· Connect hose to brick saw and turn on tap
· Make sure there is sufficient water to reduce dust
· Be responsible with the amount of water
· Turn off water when Brick saw is not being used.

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Person responsible to implement control measures:

Refuelling the cement mixer on site

Potential Hazard

Fire / explosion

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

· DO NOT smoke during re-fuelling
· Ensure re-fueling is undertaken in well-ventilated area, clear of ignition sources:
· NOTE: Ignition sources include pilot lights, stoves, heaters, cigarettes, matches/lighters, grinding, welding, power points, lighting, light switches, radio transmitters, mobile phones, battery powered forklifts etc.

· Material/Safety Data Sheets (M/SDS) for all fuel products on hand
· Follow manufacturer’s manual/recommendations for re-fuelling
· 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 to have spill kit 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 further hazards on the job site?

Job Step

What job step does this hazard relate to?

Potential Hazard

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

Control measures used to reduce risk

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Person responsible to implement control measures:

On completion

Potential Hazard

Slips, trips, falls causing injury

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

· Clean up tools and any waste ensuring the site is left in clean and tidy condition
· Clean debris and ensure it is removed from area.

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Potential Hazard

Contact with electricity

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

· Disconnect power tool/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

Contamination of waterways and water catchment

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Control Measures to Reduce Risk

Ensure:
· Dispose of empty containers / bags in approved waste containers
· Do not wash out tools or containers where residue can enter waterways or drains
· Dispose of waste mortar in designated areas.

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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
· First aiders are trained and competent in managing injuries 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

Plant/Tools/Equipment Required For The Job

Plant / Tools / Equipment are required to complete this job:

Plant / tools / equipment required:

Equipment / Tools / Plant

Make & Model

Photo of Equipment / Tools / Plant

Relevant Legislation & Codes of Practice

Relevant Legislation:

Select applicable legislation references to your state of operation for this SWMS

Commonwealth, NSW, QLD, ACT

· Work Health and Safety Act 2011
· Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011

Northern Territory

· Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011
· Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Regulations 2011

SA, Tasmania

· Work Health and Safety Act 2012
· Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012

Victoria

· Occupational Health & Safety Act 2004
· Occupational Health & Safety Regulations 2017

Western Australia

· Occupational Safety & Health Act 1984
· Occupational Safety & Health Regulations 1996

Codes of Practice:

Codes of Practice

Commonwealth, NSW, QLD, ACT, NT, SA, Tas.

Safe Work Australia (2011):
· Construction Work
· First Aid in the Workplace
· Managing the Risk of Falls at Workplaces
· Managing the Risk of Plant in the Workplace
· Managing Noise and Preventing Hearing Loss in the Workplace
· How to Manage Work Health and Safety Risks
· Hazardous Manual Tasks
· Managing Risks of Hazardous Chemicals
· Managing Electrical Risks in the Workplace
· Managing the Work Environment and Facilities
·WHS Consultation, Cooperation & Coordination

Victoria

WorkSafe Victoria
(1990): No. 13: Building and Construction Workplaces
(2000): No. 25: Manual Handling
(1995): No. 19: Plant
(1998): No. 23: Plant (Amendment No. 1)
(2004): No. 29: Prevention of Falls in Housing Construction
(2000): No. 24: Hazardous Substances

Compliance Codes: WorkSafe Victoria (2008):
Compliance Code:
· Communicating OHS Across Languages
· First Aid in the Workplace
· Prevention of Falls in General Construction
· Workplace Amenities and Work Environment

State Specific Codes

Select Yes to add State specific codes as relevant (optional)

Relevant Codes:

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

Overall Risk Rating after Controls

Select Risk Rating

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 the 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.