Site Specific SWMS

To be emailed to deb@carpentersnow.com.au and tony.coyle@carpentersnow.com.au within 2 hours of site start. No scheduling will take place without this compliance document.

The Principle Contractor is Carpenters Now

Contact Details:

Primary: Tony Coyle - Construction Manager - 0403 689 694
Secondary: Carpenters Now - 1300 424 524
Emergency: Heath Whiteside - Managing Director 0412 135 517

Are you are in the possession of a basic First Aid Kit? If no state the reason

Are you are in the possession of a current and up to date Tool Test & Tag Register? If no state the reason

Have you performed an equipment check and do you state that all equipment to be used is safe and in working order? (ie Nail Guns, Power Saws, Drop Saw, Ladders etc.) If no state reason

Are you in the possession of the adequate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) required to under take the works?

The Sub-Contractor is to add any additional hazards which are not covered by the SWMS. Hazards may be identified by consultation with the site manager and/or inspection of the site.
Select Yes if Hazard Present.

For any hazard TICKED the following details MUST be entered:

1. State the Hazard
2. List the controls which will be put in place
3. List the Person Responsible

Trafic

List controls which will be put in place

List the Person Responsible. If other please state

Electrical (Overhead Power)

List controls which will be put in place

List the Person Responsible. If other please state

Permanent Boundary Fencing

List the Person Responsible. If other please state

List controls which will be put in place

Reo Starter Bars

List controls which will be put in place

List the Person Responsible. If other please state

Crowded Access

List controls which will be put in place

List the Person Responsible. If other please state

Slips, Trips, Falls

List the Person Responsible. If other please state

List controls which will be put in place

Open Penatrations

List controls which will be put in place

List the Person Responsible. If other please state

Open Trenches

List controls which will be put in place

List the Person Responsible. If other please state

Other

If other Hazards exist please add the Hazard and complete the information in the fields provided

Hazard

Please State Hazard

List controls which will be put in place

List the Person Responsible. If other please state

ATTENTION - IT IS A MANDATORY REQUIREMENT THAT ALL PERSONS WORKING ON SITE READ, UNDERSTAND & SIGN THIS SITE SPECIFIC SWMS PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT OF ANY WORKS.

CHECK THE BOX IF THE BELOW PEOPLE WORKING ON SITE

Name: Paul McGuigan - Qualified Carpenter Mobile: 0409 344 695 Metricon Card #: 52857 First Aid Qualifications: N/A

Are you in the possession of your current Industry Induction & Metricon Induction Cards? If no state the reason

Sign Here

Name: Brad Clark - Apprentice Carpener Mobile: N/A Metricon Card #: 521254301 First Aid Qualifications: Level 1

Are you in the possession of your current Industry Induction & Metricon Induction Cards? If no state the reason

Sign Here

Name: Joel Connoly - Qualified Carpenter Mobile: N/A Metricon Card #: 105534 First Aid Qualifications: N/A

Are you in the possession of your current Industry Induction & Metricon Induction Cards? If no state the reason

Sign Here

Other - Check this box if there are others working on site not included above?

Please add the person and complete the below required information

Person

Are you in possession of your current Industry Induction / Metricon Induction Cards? If no state the reason

Enter your Construction Industry / Metricon Card #

Please select the level of First aid Qualifications held

Add Name and Sign Here
This SWMS has been developed through consultation with our employees/subcontractors and has been read & signed by all persons involved with this activity

Frame Call Up

To be emailed to deb@carpentersnow.com.au and tony.coyle@carpentersnow.com.au within 2 hours of site start. No scheduling will take place without this compliance document

The Principle Contractor is Carpenters Now

Contact Details:

Primary: Tony Coyle - Construction Manager - 0403 689 694
Secondary: Carpenters Now - 1300 424 524
Emergency: Heath Whiteside - Managing Director 0412 135 517

Frame Call Up Details - Enter the required dates and times for the following items

Ground Floor Wall Frames
Erect / Lift Steel
Fall Protection Install
Flooring Lift / Void Protection Install
Upper Floor Wall Frames Delivery / Lift
3 Plank Perimeter Scaffold Install
Truss Delivery / Lift
Carpenters Now Frame QA Write Up
Group Four Frame Inspection
Handover Date

SWMS INDEX - Safe Work Method Statements V3 JAN 2013

National Operations Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS)

These SWMS have been developed and approved by Heath Whiteside, Managing Director of Carpenters Now.

Purpose and Use of this SWMS:

• NO “High Risk” work is to be carried out on Carpenters Now sites without a site specific SWMS.
• This SWMS contains generic risks and controls which are required to be addressed for this task.
• This SWMS must be customised to each site prior to the commencement of work.
• This is the responsibility of the Contractor / Sub Contractors and is to be done by:

o Consulting with the Site Manager in regard to hazards specific to the site (E.G. Overhead Power Lines, restricted access etc.)
o Consulting with the Contractors / Subcontractors employees regarding hazards they may / may not be aware of.
o Inspecting the work site to identify hazards specific to the site.

Contractors and Subcontractors are required to:

• Comply with the relevant State OH&S Act and OH&S Regulations (Particularly the sections relating to high risk construction work. Training and Inductions)
• Comply with Code of Practice for the Prevention of Falls in Housing Construction.
• Where applicable comply with relevant manufacturer’s assembly requirements and recommendations for tasks being undertaken.
• Comply with Carpenters Now Site Safety Rules, have undergone Carpenters Now Induction and possess a Industry Induction Training Card (Red Card)

The Principle Contractor is Carpenters Now

Contact Details:

Primary: Tony Coyle - Construction Manager - 0403 689 694
Secondary: Carpenters Now - 1300 424 524
Emergency: Heath Whiteside - Managing Director 0412 135 517

Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS)

SWMS 03 - Installation of Temporary Perimeter Handrails - Pages 4

SWMS 04 - Use of Drop Saw - Pages 3

SWMS 05 - Working at Heights - Pages 2

SWMS 06 - Erecting House Frames - Pages 8

SWMS 07 - Erecting Roof Trusses - Pages 4

SWMS 08 - Cutting and Machining - Pages 2

SWMS 09 - Working off Portable Ladders - Pages 4

SWMS 10 - Electric Drill - Pages 2

SWMS 11 - Nail Gun - Pages 2

SWMS 03 - Installation of Temporary Perimeter Handrails VER 3 JAN 2013

These SWMS have been developed and approved by Heath Whiteside, Managing Director of Carpenters Now.

SWMS 03 - Installation Of Temporary Perimeter Hand Rails - VER 3 JAN 2013

The Principle Contractor is Carpenters Now

Contact Details:

Primary: Tony Coyle - Construction Manager - 0403 689 694
Secondary: Carpenters Now - 1300 424 524
Emergency: Heath Whiteside - Managing Director 0412 135 517

Purpose and Use of this SWMS:

• NO “High Risk” work is to be carried out on Carpenters Now sites without a site specific SWMS.
• This SWMS contains generic risks and controls which are required to be addressed for this task.
• This SWMS must be customised to each site prior to the commencement of work.
• This is the responsibility of the Contractor / Sub Contractors and is to be done by:

o Consulting with the Site Manager in regard to hazards specific to the site (E.G. Overhead Power Lines, restricted access etc.)
o Consulting with the Contractors / Subcontractors employees regarding hazards they may / may not be aware of.
o Inspecting the work site to identify hazards specific to the site.

Contractors and Subcontractors are required to:

• Comply with the relevant State OH&S Act and OH&S Regulations (Particularly the sections relating to high risk construction work. Training and Inductions)
• Comply with Code of Practice for the Prevention of Falls in Housing Construction.
• Where applicable comply with relevant manufacturer’s assembly requirements and recommendations for tasks being undertaken.
• Comply with Carpenters Now Site Safety Rules, have undergone Carpenters Now Induction and possess a Industry Induction Training Card (Red Card)

Recources

Trades Involved: Frame Carpenters
Equipment Used: Powers saws, Electrical leads, Petrol Compressor, generator (if required), nail guns, hand tools
Maintenance Checks: Daily / weekly / monthly inspections & monthly (or as per state requirements) power tool inspections.
Materials Used: 90 x 45 Structural Grade Pine

Job Steps, Potential Hazards, Controls and Persons Responsible

Break the job down into steps, Identify the hazards associated with each step. Examine each to find possibilities that could lead to an accident or adverse environmental impact, Using the previous two columns as a guide, decide what actions are necessary to eliminate or minimise the hazards that could lead to an accident, injury or occupational illness or environmental impact.

Job Step: Set Up Ladder Access

Potential Hazard: Falls from the edge of floor & internal stair void, Falls though floor Joists

Controls: Where chosen method of stair void protection can be installed before the floor sheeting operation, it must be installed at the same time as the floor perimeter protection. All work must be performed from ground level using ladders or trestles, Install perimeter fall protection along perimeter and stair void, Install from portable ladders or trestles from ground level before flooring is layed. Secure 2.4m studs fixed at 2.2m c/s, 1.0m above floor level from 90 x 45 structural grade pine.

Person Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Set Up Ladders

Potential Hazard: Falls from ladders

Controls: Ensure level & stable grounding clear of debris & waste.

Person Responsible: All trades

Jop Step: Set Up Ladders

Potential Hazard: Hit by timber when installing

Controls: Use minimum of (2) two persons to perform installation.

Person Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Set Up Ladder Access

Potential Hazards: Back injury, sprains & strains

Controls: Position ladders to prevent over stretching, Secure top handrail to studs at 1.0m high, mid rail 0.5m using 90 x 45 structural grade pine, overlap & fix rail to external side of studs. Use 90 x 45 structural grade pine.

People Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Set Up Ladder Access

Potential Hazards: Injury from nail gun

Controls: Keep hands & limbs clear when firing. Ensure site personnel are clear of firing area.

People Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Set Up Ladder Access

Potential Hazards: Electrocution

Controls: Test & tagging of all power equipment

People Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Set Up Ladder Access

Potential Hazards: Falls, trips, slips on ground

Controls: Ensure work area is clear & debris. Ensure trenching etc is back filled & there are no slip areas.

People Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Cut Floor Sheets

Potential Hazards: Falls when carrying & installation of first sheets

Controls: Cut sheets to length at ground level to begin conversing for laying. Cutting sheets on floor deck should be avoided until sufficient area has been laid.

People Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Cut Floor Sheets

Potential Hazards: Eye, ear & inhale dust injuries

Controls: Training in the use of P.P.E Equipment safety glasses, ear & face mask protection.

People Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Cut Floor Sheets

Potential Hazards: Feet being damaged

Controls: P.P.E safety boots to be worn.

People Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Pass sheet up to work platform

Potential Hazards: Sprains, strains, slips, trips, falls

Controls: Ensure access from sheet stack to platform is clear of hazards, full size particleboard sheets must be carried by two persons, ensure correct lifting & carrying techniques.

People Responsible: All trades

SWMS 04 - Use of Drop Saw V3 JAN 2013

These SWMS have been developed and approved by Heath Whiteside, Managing Director of Carpenters Now.

Work / Activity SWMS 04 - Use of Drop Saw - VER 3 JAN 2013

The Principle Contractor is Carpenters Now

Contact Details:

Primary: Tony Coyle - Construction Manager - 0403 689 694
Secondary: Carpenters Now - 1300 424 524
Emergency: Heath Whiteside - Managing Director 0412 135 517

Purpose and Use of this SWMS:

• NO “High Risk” work is to be carried out on Carpenters Now sites without a site specific SWMS.
• This SWMS contains generic risks and controls which are required to be addressed for this task.
• This SWMS must be customised to each site prior to the commencement of work.
• This is the responsibility of the Contractor / Sub Contractors and is to be done by:

o Consulting with the Site Manager in regard to hazards specific to the site (E.G. Overhead Power Lines, restricted access etc.)
o Consulting with the Contractors / Subcontractors employees regarding hazards they may / may not be aware of.
o Inspecting the work site to identify hazards specific to the site.

Contractors and Subcontractors are required to:

• Comply with the relevant State OH&S Act and OH&S Regulations (Particularly the sections relating to high risk construction work. Training and Inductions)
• Comply with Code of Practice for the Prevention of Falls in Housing Construction.
• Where applicable comply with relevant manufacturer’s assembly requirements and recommendations for tasks being undertaken.
• Comply with Carpenters Now Site Safety Rules, have undergone Carpenters Now Induction and possess a Industry Induction Training Card (Red Card)

Resources

Trades Involved: N/A
Equipment Used: Drop saw, extension leads, multi-outlet box.
Maintenance Checks: Daily / weekly / monthly inspections & monthly (or as per state requirements) power tool inspections.
Materials Used: N/A

Job Steps, Potential Hazards, Controls and Persons Responsible

Break the job down into steps, Identify the hazards associated with each step. Examine each to find possibilities that could lead to an accident or adverse environmental impact, Using the previous two columns as a guide, decide what actions are necessary to eliminate or minimise the hazards that could lead to an accident, injury or occupational illness or environmental impact.

Job Step: Prepare the saw & bench & the work area

Potential Hazard: Unstable saw bench, uneven ground / slippery surface under foot, debris off cuts, slips, trips & falls

Controls: Ensure saw & bench are stable, ensure fences & extensions on bench are adequate for the lengths of timber to be cut, get assistance to hold long lengths. Ensure the surface underfoot is clear of debris, check guard is operating correctly.

Person Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Prepare the saw & bench & the work area

Potential Hazard: Hands can be too close to saw blade jamming of saw blade, saw dust in eyes, noise & timber moving during cut.

Controls: Ensure all pencil marking is done away from the blade, set saw for any angle cutting & ensure all clamps & adjusting screws are tight. Consider what you are going to do with the work after each cut. Arrange a place for stacking, consider what you are going to do during the cut. What will your movements be will you need to change position, where will your hands be.
Will the off-cut need to be supported. Work should be hard against the bench at the cutting point, bow and / or spring will govern the way work is placed on the bench.

Person Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Prepare yourself

Potential Hazard: Noise, dust, eye damage, falling off-cuts

Controls: Use P.P.E equipment including eye protection, hearing protection and safety footwear.

Person Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Start the saw

Potential Hazard: Flying obstacles from blade splinters caught in guard

Controls: Before pressing start button, make sure you are standing to one side of the saw blade, be ready to stop saw. When you are satisfied that the blade is clear to run without problems, start the saw.
Pay attention to the saw until you are satisfied that it is running properly (is the sound usual).

Person Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Make the Cut

Potential Hazard: Severe cuts, loss of fingers eye injuries, bruises and abrasions from flying off-cuts

Controls: With one hand, hold the largest part of the timber firmly on the bench and against the rear fence, make sure your hand is no closer than 150mm to the blade, stance should be relaxed but alert and to one side of the blade. Operate the saw with firm steady pressure, speed should not be fast, the faster the operation – the greater the chance of the saw biting. When the saw has passed completely through the timber it has to be brought back to its resting position. Be aware of what has happened to the off-cut (it may be in the way of the blade as it goes back) Keep pressure on the work until the blade is back to its resting position, the on/off switch should then be put in the off position, keep one hand holding the work until the blade stops running (check guard is down, need to clear away work & off-cut). Do not pass hands under the blade while it is running.

Person Responsible: All trades

SWMS 05 - Working at Heights V3 JAN 2013

These SWMS have been developed and approved by Heath Whiteside, Managing Director of Carpenters Now.

Work / Activity SWMS 05 - Working at Heights V3 JAN 2013

The Principle Contractor is Carpenters Now

Contact Details:

Primary: Tony Coyle - Construction Manager - 0403 689 694
Secondary: Carpenters Now - 1300 424 524
Emergency: Heath Whiteside - Managing Director 0412 135 517

Purpose and Use of this SWMS:

• NO “High Risk” work is to be carried out on Carpenters Now sites without a site specific SWMS.
• This SWMS contains generic risks and controls which are required to be addressed for this task.
• This SWMS must be customised to each site prior to the commencement of work.
• This is the responsibility of the Contractor / Sub Contractors and is to be done by:

o Consulting with the Site Manager in regard to hazards specific to the site (E.G. Overhead Power Lines, restricted access etc.)
o Consulting with the Contractors / Subcontractors employees regarding hazards they may / may not be aware of.
o Inspecting the work site to identify hazards specific to the site.

Contractors and Subcontractors are required to:

• Comply with the relevant State OH&S Act and OH&S Regulations (Particularly the sections relating to high risk construction work. Training and Inductions)
• Comply with Code of Practice for the Prevention of Falls in Housing Construction.
• Where applicable comply with relevant manufacturer’s assembly requirements and recommendations for tasks being undertaken.
• Comply with Carpenters Now Site Safety Rules, have undergone Carpenters Now Induction and possess a Industry Induction Training Card (Red Card)

Resources

Trades Involved: Frame Carpenters
Equipment Used: Ladders, Scaffolding
Maintenance Checks: Daily / weekly
Materials Used: N/A

Job Steps, Potential Hazards, Controls and Persons Responsible

Break the job down into steps, Identify the hazards associated with each step. Examine each to find possibilities that could lead to an accident or adverse environmental impact, Using the previous two columns as a guide, decide what actions are necessary to eliminate or minimise the hazards that could lead to an accident, injury or occupational illness or environmental impact.

Job Step: Assess access to work area and weather conditions

Potential Hazard: Slips, trips, falls, unsecured / unstable ladders, lack of handrails and or edge protection

Controls: Secure ladders, steps or ramps, ensure edge protection & handrails are in place where required and do not work in hazardous weather conditions.

Person Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Check equipment & work area below

Potential Hazard: Falls & trips, equipment in poor condition & lack of P.P.E

Controls: Check condition of equipment, hard hats, gloves, footwear and any other P.P.E appropriate for this situation.

Person Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Arrange tools & Equipment

Potential Hazard: Falling objects

Controls: Provide safe means of raising, receiving, storing & lowering of tools & equipment.

Person Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Proceed to work area

Potential Hazard: Falls, trips due to lack of attention & concentration

Controls: Maintain an awareness of surroundings, maintain three points off contact on ladders, steps, rails at all times.

Person Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Carry out the work

Potential Hazard: Slips, trips, falls, falling objects

Controls: Maintain awareness of surroundings, focus vision on work platform (not the ground below) avoid stepping backwards, keep traffic areas & platform clear of materials. Avoid hazardous weather conditions.

Person Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Leaving the work area

Potential Hazard: Unsecured tools & equipment, falling objects, slips, trips & falls

Controls: Secure tools & equipment against unexpected changes in weather or unauthorised use when vacating the work area, check stability & any changes to ladders, steps or ramps before descending. Do not carry tools & equipment while descending ladders & have tools & equipment lowered.

Person Responsible: All trades

SWMS 06 - Erecting House Frames V3 JAN 2013

These SWMS have been developed and approved by Heath Whiteside, Managing Director of Carpenters Now.

Work / Activity SWMS 06 – Erecting House Frames V3 JAN 2013

The Principle Contractor is Carpenters Now

Contact Details:

Primary: Tony Coyle - Construction Manager - 0403 689 694
Secondary: Carpenters Now - 1300 424 524
Emergency: Heath Whiteside - Managing Director 0412 135 517

Purpose and Use of this SWMS:

• NO “High Risk” work is to be carried out on Carpenters Now sites without a site specific SWMS.
• This SWMS contains generic risks and controls which are required to be addressed for this task.
• This SWMS must be customised to each site prior to the commencement of work.
• This is the responsibility of the Contractor / Sub Contractors and is to be done by:

o Consulting with the Site Manager in regard to hazards specific to the site (E.G. Overhead Power Lines, restricted access etc.)
o Consulting with the Contractors / Subcontractors employees regarding hazards they may / may not be aware of.
o Inspecting the work site to identify hazards specific to the site.

Contractors and Subcontractors are required to:

• Comply with the relevant State OH&S Act and OH&S Regulations (Particularly the sections relating to high risk construction work. Training and Inductions)
• Comply with Code of Practice for the Prevention of Falls in Housing Construction.
• Where applicable comply with relevant manufacturer’s assembly requirements and recommendations for tasks being undertaken.
• Comply with Carpenters Now Site Safety Rules, have undergone Carpenters Now Induction and possess a Industry Induction Training Card (Red Card)

Resources

Trades Involved: Frame Carpenters
Equipment Used: Powers saws, Electrical leads, Petrol Compressor, generator (if required), nail guns, hand tools, ladders
Maintenance Checks: Daily / weekly / monthly inspections & monthly (or as per state requirements) power tool inspections.
Materials Used: Timber, Fibro

Job Steps, Potential Hazards, Controls and Persons Responsible

Break the job down into steps, Identify the hazards associated with each step. Examine each to find possibilities that could lead to an accident or adverse environmental impact, Using the previous two columns as a guide, decide what actions are necessary to eliminate or minimise the hazards that could lead to an accident, injury or occupational illness or environmental impact.

Job Step: Entry to site

Potential Hazards: Entry to unsafe areas. Movement of site personnel vehicles, plant & equipment

Controls: Report to site manager for site induction. Risk assessment of site conditions.

People Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Unloading equipment

Potential Hazards: Fall from vehicle

Controls: Unload in clear, level area, beware of other trades people & vehicles.

People Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Setting up equipment

Potential Hazards: Slips, trips & falls, crush hands, cuts. Damage to feet

Controls: Set up equipment on level ground, avoid rough & difficult terrain, se P.P.E equipment when required, use P.P.E equipment such as safety shoes

People Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Unloading of house frames & trusses

Potential Hazards: Being struck by delivery trucks or crane, crane or lifting gear failure

Controls: Site staff to be aware of entry & set up area of trucks & cranes, crane & truck drives to be made aware of location of on-site personnel. Use P.P.E equipment such as hard hats, safety vests, plant & equipment to be maintained & operated by licenced person only.

People Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Placing of house frames to ground floor

Potential Hazards: Falls & trips when carrying frames, back & shoulder injury’s when standing frames, back injury & missing target when using sledge hammer while positioning frames, crushing, hit by falling objects, Fall from step ladder when connecting frames, injury from nail guns, electrocution.

Controls: Clear area used for access, ensure site is clear of any debris, obstructions. Use team lifting when required, remove any loose blocking before standing frames, ensure ladders are level & stable before using, keep hands & limbs clear when firing guns.

People Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Laying first floor joists

Potential Hazards: Slips, trips & falls when carrying materials, fall from heights, injury from nail guns, electrocution, cuts from power saws when cutting joists, damage to feet

Controls: Clear work area of debris & obstructions, avoid rough terrain, ensure team lifting when placement of joists off ladder, keep hands & limbs clear when firing, ensure site personnel are clear of firing area, test & tagging of all power equipment, ensure maintenance checks have been carried out on power tools, adequate footwear to be worn

People Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Laying of upper floor sheet flooring

Potential Hazards: Slips & trips when carrying floor to loading position

Controls: Ensure access & loading area is clear of debris and hazards underfoot, full size particleboard sheets must be carried by two persons.

People Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Laying of upper floor sheet flooring

Potential Hazards: Hit by sheet flooring

Controls: Ensure correct lifting & carrying techniques are used at all times.

People Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Laying of upper floor sheet flooring

Potential Hazards: Back injury’s

Controls: Ensure team lifting

People Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Laying of upper floor sheet flooring

Potential Hazards: Falls from heights

Controls: Erect temporary handrail (see SWMS), erect temporary work platform, lay floor sheeting from one corner working off work platform.

People Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Laying of upper floor sheet flooring

Potential Hazards: Electrocution

Controls: Testing & tagging of all power equipment

People Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Laying of upper floor sheet flooring

Potential Hazards: Damage to eyes, hands & fumes from glues (long term illness)

Controls: Use P.P.E equipment safety glasses, gloves when necessary, training in the use of hazardous substances.

People Responsible: All trades

SWMS 07 - Erecting Roof Trusses V3 JAN 2013

These SWMS have been developed and approved by Heath Whiteside, Managing Director of Carpenters Now.

Work Activity / Task SWMS 07 - Erecting Roof Trusses V3 JAN 2013

The Principle Contractor is Carpenters Now

Contact Details:

Primary: Tony Coyle - Construction Manager - 0403 689 694
Secondary: Carpenters Now - 1300 424 524
Emergency: Heath Whiteside - Managing Director 0412 135 517

Purpose and Use of this SWMS:

• NO “High Risk” work is to be carried out on Carpenters Now sites without a site specific SWMS.
• This SWMS contains generic risks and controls which are required to be addressed for this task.
• This SWMS must be customised to each site prior to the commencement of work.
• This is the responsibility of the Contractor / Sub Contractors and is to be done by:

o Consulting with the Site Manager in regard to hazards specific to the site (E.G. Overhead Power Lines, restricted access etc.)
o Consulting with the Contractors / Subcontractors employees regarding hazards they may / may not be aware of.
o Inspecting the work site to identify hazards specific to the site.

Contractors and Subcontractors are required to:

• Comply with the relevant State OH&S Act and OH&S Regulations (Particularly the sections relating to high risk construction work. Training and Inductions)
• Comply with Code of Practice for the Prevention of Falls in Housing Construction.
• Where applicable comply with relevant manufacturer’s assembly requirements and recommendations for tasks being undertaken.
• Comply with Carpenters Now Site Safety Rules, have undergone Carpenters Now Induction and possess a Industry Induction Training Card (Red Card)

Resources

Trades Involved: Frame Carpenters
Equipment Used: Power saws, Electrical leads, Electric / Petrol Compressor, generator (if required), nail guns, hand tools, step ladder / trestle.
Maintenance Checks: Daily inspection of all power tools by Tradesman prior to use. Electrical equipment to be tested and tagged as per Carpenters Now Site Safety Rules.
Materials Used: Pre Fabricated Roof Truss, nails, brace

Job Steps, Potential Hazards, Controls and Persons Responsible

Break the job down into steps, Identify the hazards associated with each step. Examine each to find possibilities that could lead to an accident or adverse environmental impact, Using the previous two columns as a guide, decide what actions are necessary to eliminate or minimise the hazards that could lead to an accident, injury or occupational illness or environmental impact.

Job Step: Make Frame “Truss Ready”

Potential Hazard: Frame could collapse if truss loaded onto a frame which is not properly braced and ready to accept truss.

Controls: Framing Carpenter to ensure that frame if fully braced, secured and strong enough to carry weight of frame on top plate.

Person Responsible: Framing Carpenter

Job Step: Placement of Roof Trusses

Potential Hazard: Manual Handling

Controls: Assess the weight of trusses, if trusses are too heavy for manual handling trusses should be placed by a crane on wall top plates. Use correct lifting technique

Person Responsible: Framing Carpenter

Job Step: Placement of Roof Trusses

Potential Hazard: Hit by falling objects.

Controls: Clear zone to be established whilst trusses are listed in place. No person should be under the load as it is being put in place.

Person Responsible: Framing Carpenter

Job Step: Placement of Roof Trusses

Potential Hazard: Falls through stair voids

Controls: Installation of stair void cover to be in place before working above. i.e. BuildSafe Ladder Access Platform

Person Responsible: Builder

Job Step: Erection of Roof Trusses

Potential Hazard: Fall from heights

Controls: UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD ANY PERSON WALK THE EXTERNAL TOP PLATE UNTIL THE PERIMETER SCAFFOLDING IS ERECTED

Person Responsible: Framing Carpenter

Job Step: Erection of Roof Trusses

Potential Hazard: Falling from heights caused by environmental factors - Strong wind blowing truss over and/or rain causing the truss and top plate to be slippery.

Controls: Contractors to assess to the weather conditions. Truss is not to be erected if wind / rain make the conditions unsuitable.

Person Responsible: Framing Carpenter

Job Step: Erection of Roof Trusses

Potential Hazard: Falling from heights caused by loss of control of the truss whilst erecting it

Controls: Adequate labour to be provided to ensure that control can be maintained over the truss al all stages or lifting and positioning. (E.G. should use minimum of 3 persons for large truss)

Person Responsible: Framing Carpenter

Job Step: Erection of Roof Trusses

Potential Hazard: Falling from heights caused by lack of training, experience or supervision (E.G apprentices learning task)

Controls: Experienced tradesmen must be used to erect truss. Inexperienced tradesmen (i.e. 1st year apprenticed) should be adequately supervised until competent in the task

Person Responsible: Framing Carpenter

Job Step: Erection of Roof Trusses

Potential Hazard: Falling from heights caused by collapse of structural components supporting workers on top plate.

Controls: Visual inspection to be carried out on frame after truss loaded and prior to it being erected.

Person Responsible: Framing Carpenter

Job Step: Erection of Roof Trusses

Potential Hazard: Falling from heights continued...

Controls: Where possible the placement of structural grade or aluminium planks adequately supported across their spans to be used to transport trusses into position, ensure first truss is adequately braced before erecting the next truss. Ensure when transporting trusses across roof area that contact is maintained with the truss at all times. Do not lift trusses over others which have been erected. always work from one end, standing main truss first and working within each truss as it is being erected. When fixing or moving trusses to outside plates, all work to be undertaken from scaffold, If scaffold can not be placed then trestle and planks or industrial ladders may be used for this procedure. External walls, where balconies continue outside, and in between the perimeter scaffold a plank may be used to transport and erect a truss onto the pitching beam or plate.

Person Responsible: Framing Carpenter

SWMS 08 – Cutting and Machining V3 JAN 2013

These SWMS have been developed and approved by Heath Whiteside, Managing Director of Carpenters Now.

Work / Activity SWMS 08 – Cutting and Machining V3 JAN 2013

The Principle Contractor is Carpenters Now

Contact Details:

Primary: Tony Coyle - Construction Manager - 0403 689 694
Secondary: Carpenters Now - 1300 424 524
Emergency: Heath Whiteside - Managing Director 0412 135 517

Purpose and Use of this SWMS:

• NO “High Risk” work is to be carried out on Carpenters Now sites without a site specific SWMS.
• This SWMS contains generic risks and controls which are required to be addressed for this task.
• This SWMS must be customised to each site prior to the commencement of work.
• This is the responsibility of the Contractor / Sub Contractors and is to be done by:

o Consulting with the Site Manager in regard to hazards specific to the site (E.G. Overhead Power Lines, restricted access etc.)
o Consulting with the Contractors / Subcontractors employees regarding hazards they may / may not be aware of.
o Inspecting the work site to identify hazards specific to the site.

Contractors and Subcontractors are required to:

• Comply with the relevant State OH&S Act and OH&S Regulations (Particularly the sections relating to high risk construction work. Training and Inductions)
• Comply with Code of Practice for the Prevention of Falls in Housing Construction.
• Where applicable comply with relevant manufacturer’s assembly requirements and recommendations for tasks being undertaken.
• Comply with Carpenters Now Site Safety Rules, have undergone Carpenters Now Induction and possess a Industry Induction Training Card (Red Card)

Resources

Trades Involved: Frame Carpenters
Equipment Used: Powers saw, Drop saw, Electrical leads, hand tools
Maintenance Checks: Daily / weekly / monthly inspections & monthly (or as per state requirements) power tool inspections.

Job Steps, Potential Hazards, Controls and Persons Responsible

Break the job down into steps, Identify the hazards associated with each step. Examine each to find possibilities that could lead to an accident or adverse environmental impact, Using the previous two columns as a guide, decide what actions are necessary to eliminate or minimise the hazards that could lead to an accident, injury or occupational illness or environmental impact.

Job Step: Handling, cutting, sanding & machining

Potential Hazard: Back injury from lifting moulding packs, irritating to eyes from dust, skin irritation, burns from ignition of dust, respiratory damage.

Controls: Separate moulding out of packs, team lifting when required training and manual handling, use of P.P.E equipment such as safety glasses or goggles wear loose, comfortable clothing, long-sleeved shirts and trousers are recommended when cutting to prevent skin irritation, wash with mild soap & water, do not scratch or rub the skin if it becomes irritated, avoid a build-up of dust and keep storage and work areas well ventilated, avoid sparks and sources of ignition in all electrical equipment, hand power tools should be fitted with dust bags and used in well-ventilated areas, a class P1 or P2 replaceable filter or disposable half face-piece respirator should be worn when cutting or machining.

Person Responsible: All trades

SWMS 09 – Working off Portable Ladders V3 JAN 2013

These SWMS have been developed and approved by Heath Whiteside, Managing Director of Carpenters Now.

Work / Activity SWMS 09 – Working off Portable Ladders V3 JAN 2013

The Principle Contractor is Carpenters Now

Contact Details:

Primary: Tony Coyle - Construction Manager - 0403 689 694
Secondary: Carpenters Now - 1300 424 524
Emergency: Heath Whiteside - Managing Director 0412 135 517

PPurpose and Use of this SWMS:

• NO “High Risk” work is to be carried out on Carpenters Now sites without a site specific SWMS.
• This SWMS contains generic risks and controls which are required to be addressed for this task.
• This SWMS must be customised to each site prior to the commencement of work.
• This is the responsibility of the Contractor / Sub Contractors and is to be done by:

o Consulting with the Site Manager in regard to hazards specific to the site (E.G. Overhead Power Lines, restricted access etc.)
o Consulting with the Contractors / Subcontractors employees regarding hazards they may / may not be aware of.
o Inspecting the work site to identify hazards specific to the site.

Contractors and Subcontractors are required to:

• Comply with the relevant State OH&S Act and OH&S Regulations (Particularly the sections relating to high risk construction work. Training and Inductions)
• Comply with Code of Practice for the Prevention of Falls in Housing Construction.
• Where applicable comply with relevant manufacturer’s assembly requirements and recommendations for tasks being undertaken.
• Comply with Carpenters Now Site Safety Rules, have undergone Carpenters Now Induction and possess a Industry Induction Training Card (Red Card)

Resources

Trades Involved: Frame Carpenters
Equipment Used: Portable ladders
Maintenance Checks: Daily inspections of ladders prior to use

Job Steps, Potential Hazards, Controls and Persons Responsible

Break the job down into steps, Identify the hazards associated with each step. Examine each to find possibilities that could lead to an accident or adverse environmental impact, Using the previous two columns as a guide, decide what actions are necessary to eliminate or minimise the hazards that could lead to an accident, injury or occupational illness or environmental impact.

Job Step: Check for access options

Potential Hazard: Fall from height

Controls: Ladders are generally used for access above or below ground level or to gain access to a difficult work area, prior to use of a ladder all other safer alternatives must be ruled out as practicable alternatives, scaffold stairs, instant scaffolds or EWPs should be considered prior to use of a ladder

Person Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Ladder selection

Potential Hazard: Fall from ladder / ladder falling / ladder failing

Controls: All ladders used on construction sites must be rated for industrial use, be free of defects in accordance with Worksafe requirements and have a minimum load rating of 120 kgs. Ladders should be inspected at regular intervals for defects or deterioration. Defective ladders are to be removed from site until they are repaired by a competent person.
If the ladder can not be repaired it should be rendered unusable by cutting into lengths of not more than 2 rungs.

Person Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Ladder selection

Potential Hazard: Fall from ladder / ladder falling / ladder failing

Controls: The ladder must be of sufficient length to provide at least 1M beyond the height of the task or the level being accessed. Step ladders are only to be used in the fully open position .

Person Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Ladder selection

Potential Hazard: Fall from height

Controls: Where a ladder is used for working at height a ladder with a work platform and hand rails is recommended.

Person Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Ladder selection

Potential Hazard: Electrocution

Controls: Where electrical hazards exist the ladder used must be made of non conductive material ie; fibre glass or timber

Person Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Ladder use (general)

Potential Hazard: Unstable / uneven footing causing the ladder to fall

Controls: When used on soft ground it will be necessary to place boards or planks under the ladder feet to prevent the ladder from sinking. Ladders should only be used on level ground, packing up the ladder with a board may be acceptable in some cases but the packing used should be stable and much wider than the ladder feet to prevent the ladder feet from falling off.

Person Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Ladder use (general)

Potential Hazard: Slippery surfaces causing the ladder to slide or fall

Controls: The ground surface must be assessed, if the ground is found to be slippery further controls may be required to ensure the ladder will grip the surface. All feet of the ladder must have slip resistant feet made of rubber or other similar non slip material

Person Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Ladder use (general)

Potential Hazard: Fall from ladder

Controls: 3 points of contact ie 1 foot and 2 hands or 2 feet and 1 hand must be maintained at all times whilst on the ladder, when on a ladder the user must be facing the ladder at all times. Always ensure that the ladder is positioned to avoid overreaching from the ladder, all work should be in easy reach to avoid overbalancing and subsequent falls. No more than one person shall be on a ladder at any time. Any tools or equipment to be carried up the ladder must be in a backpack, tool belt or other means to ensure that the user’s hands remain free. Prior to getting on a ladder the user must ensure that their shoes are fully enclosed and free of mud, grease or other contaminants that would make the shoes slippery.

Person Responsible: All trades

SWMS 10 – Electric Drill V3 JAN 2013

These SWMS have been developed and approved by Heath Whiteside, Managing Director of Carpenters Now.

Work / Activity SWMS 10 – Electric Drill V3 JAN 2013

The Principle Contractor is Carpenters Now

Contact Details:

Primary: Tony Coyle - Construction Manager - 0403 689 694
Secondary: Carpenters Now - 1300 424 524
Emergency: Heath Whiteside - Managing Director 0412 135 517

Purpose and Use of this SWMS:

• NO “High Risk” work is to be carried out on Carpenters Now sites without a site specific SWMS.
• This SWMS contains generic risks and controls which are required to be addressed for this task.
• This SWMS must be customised to each site prior to the commencement of work.
• This is the responsibility of the Contractor / Sub Contractors and is to be done by:

o Consulting with the Site Manager in regard to hazards specific to the site (E.G. Overhead Power Lines, restricted access etc.)
o Consulting with the Contractors / Subcontractors employees regarding hazards they may / may not be aware of.
o Inspecting the work site to identify hazards specific to the site.

Contractors and Subcontractors are required to:

• Comply with the relevant State OH&S Act and OH&S Regulations (Particularly the sections relating to high risk construction work. Training and Inductions)
• Comply with Code of Practice for the Prevention of Falls in Housing Construction.
• Where applicable comply with relevant manufacturer’s assembly requirements and recommendations for tasks being undertaken.
• Comply with Carpenters Now Site Safety Rules, have undergone Carpenters Now Induction and possess a Industry Induction Training Card (Red Card)

Resources

Trades Involved: Frame Carpenters
Equipment Used: Electric drill / electrical power leads
Maintenance Checks: Electrical daily visual inspection and monthly tagging (or as per state requirements)

Job Steps, Potential Hazards, Controls and Persons Responsible

Break the job down into steps, Identify the hazards associated with each step. Examine each to find possibilities that could lead to an accident or adverse environmental impact, Using the previous two columns as a guide, decide what actions are necessary to eliminate or minimise the hazards that could lead to an accident, injury or occupational illness or environmental impact.

Job Step: Set up work area

Potential Hazard: Tripping, electrocution

Controls: Ensure the area is clear of rubbish and obstacles prior to setting up, visual inspection of electrical equipment daily prior to use / All electrical tagging to be done monthly, ensure leads are suspended off the ground and away from water, ELCB to be used at all times

Person Responsible: All trades

Job Step: Use Drill

Potential Hazard: Electrocution, cuts, hair / clothing caught on drill bit, eye Injury, dust Inhalation, wrist sprains, various injuries, cuts, bruises and grazes. hearing damage

Controls: Ensure that power supply is away from the drill bit prior to starting drill, keep hands clear of drill bit at all times, never force the drill or exert excessive pressure on the drill. Tie or secure long hair, secure loose clothing, keep loose clothing / hair clear of drill when in operation. Wear appropriate safety glasses / goggles where there is a risk of foreign objects entering eyes, when drilling above the head use of a catcher may be used to catch falling swarf or dust, when drilling into masonry above the head a dust mask should be worn. Keep a firm grip on the drill whilst in use, use 2 hands whilst drilling deeper holes, ensure item to be drilled is firmly in place to prevent it spinning and causing injury, ensure that hearing protection is used whilst drilling when necessary, some items when drilled will make excessive noise, the user should determine the need for hearing protection with each application

Person Responsible: All trades

SWMS 11 – Nail Gun V3 JAN 2013

These SWMS have been developed and approved by Heath Whiteside, Managing Director of Carpenters Now.

Work / Activity SWMS 11 – Nail Gun V3 JAN 2013

The Principle Contractor is Carpenters Now

Contact Details:

Primary: Tony Coyle - Construction Manager - 0403 689 694
Secondary: Carpenters Now - 1300 424 524
Emergency: Heath Whiteside - Managing Director 0412 135 517

Purpose and Use of this SWMS:

• NO “High Risk” work is to be carried out on Carpenters Now sites without a site specific SWMS.
• This SWMS contains generic risks and controls which are required to be addressed for this task.
• This SWMS must be customised to each site prior to the commencement of work.
• This is the responsibility of the Contractor / Sub Contractors and is to be done by:

o Consulting with the Site Manager in regard to hazards specific to the site (E.G. Overhead Power Lines, restricted access etc.)
o Consulting with the Contractors / Subcontractors employees regarding hazards they may / may not be aware of.
o Inspecting the work site to identify hazards specific to the site.

Contractors and Subcontractors are required to:

• Comply with the relevant State OH&S Act and OH&S Regulations (Particularly the sections relating to high risk construction work. Training and Inductions)
• Comply with Code of Practice for the Prevention of Falls in Housing Construction.
• Where applicable comply with relevant manufacturer’s assembly requirements and recommendations for tasks being undertaken.
• Comply with Carpenters Now Site Safety Rules, have undergone Carpenters Now Induction and possess a Industry Induction Training Card (Red Card)

Resources

Trades Involved: Frame Carpenters
Equipment Used: Nail guns.
Maintenance Checks: Daily inspection of all power tools by Tradesman prior to use. Electrical equipment to be tested and tagged as per Carpenters Now Site Safety Rules.
Materials Used: Timber, nails, bracing, etc.

Job Steps, Potential Hazards, Controls and Persons Responsible

Break the job down into steps, Identify the hazards associated with each step. Examine each to find possibilities that could lead to an accident or adverse environmental impact, Using the previous two columns as a guide, decide what actions are necessary to eliminate or minimise the hazards that could lead to an accident, injury or occupational illness or environmental impact.

Job Step: Prepare yourself

Potential Hazard: Eye protection, Safety inspection

Controls: Use P.P.E equipment / eye protection must be worn when firing the nail gun at all times. Visual inspection on the gun to see that here is no damage or loose parts.

Person Responsible: Framing Carpenter

Job Step: Conduct a pre operation check. Advise others of nail gun use.

Potential Hazard: Misfire

Controls: Ensure that safety glasses are worn at all times when using the nail gun, ensure all nail gun safety devices are operable, never attempt to dislodge jammed nails or components while the compressed air source is connected to the nail gun, never modify or tamper with any safety device fitted to a nail gun, tag any defective tool and remove from service, document monthly inspections noting any maintenance.

Person Responsible: Framing Carpenter

Job Step: Advise others of nail gun use

Potential Hazard: Persons below may be shot by misfired nails, nails passing fully through timber, broken and fragmented nails.

Controls: Ensure the area around or below the work site is clear of any personnel, cordon off any area using barrier tape or similar if there is a risk of others accidentally walking beneath nail gun work.

Person Responsible: Framing Carpenter

Job Step: Load gun with a nail magazine

Potential Hazard: Incorrect type or loading technique may cause a jam or misfire

Controls: Always use the appropriate gun and gun nail for the job at hand, this will prevent under/over penetration of the timber

Person Responsible: Framing Carpenter

Job Step: Attach air supply or gas cylinder

Potential Hazard: Misfire, broken or shattered nails

Controls: ALWAYS use the correct air pressure or gas volume as specified in the operators’ manual, ensure all hoses & hose couplings are in a serviceable condition.


Person Responsible: Framing Carpenter

Job Step: Pull enough air line onto roof

Potential Hazard: Trip, catch or fall hazard

Controls: Consider purchasing a gas cartridge powered gun (ie. this type eliminates the trip hazard of the air line). Be aware while moving across the roof the airline does not get caught on the roof structure and pull you off balance, be aware of the airline so that it does not become a trip hazard to you or others, be aware of the airline to ensure it does not knock tools or equipment off the roof onto others below.

Person Responsible: Framing Carpenter

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.