My Company Details

  • Business Name: 12 Cassam St Yeppoon Qld 4703

  • Business Address: 12 Cassam Dt Yeppoon Qld 4703

  • Business Contact: Narelle Jack

  • ABN: 47139584053

  • Phone No: 0749392000

SWMS APPROVAL

  • SWMS APPROVED BY: Grantley Jack (Employer/PCBU/Director/Owner)

  • Date:

  • Name and Signature of person responsible for ensuring compliance with SWMS:

  • 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).

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 safety hazards and risks involved with new electrical installations.

  • Document #: 10090

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.

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

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
    · Emergency plans
    · All relevant workers are appraised for required competencies & for any pre-existing medical conditions if working in remote or isolated locations
    · Communication arrangements
    · Ensure Work Safe notification for deep excavations prior for planned work (where applicable)
    · Hazard reporting procedures
    · Injury reporting procedures
    · PPE required
    · Site plans – showing no go zones
    · Traffic Management Plan detailing movement of vehicles during work
    · Exclusion Zones
    · Risk Assessments, SWMS & JSA’s
    · Ensure relevant guidance material for electrical NO GO ZONES is on site and consulted before work commences
    · Underground essential services - including gas, water, sewerage, telecommunications, and electricity.

    - Ensure notification of electricity service disruption is given to the site manager / supervisor

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Falls from height > 2m.

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • · If working at heights above 2m and “in built’ edge protection is not in place or not sufficient ensure a separate, dedicated working at height SWMS is in place before commencing work
    · Additional SWMS must address the controls used for working at height e.g. Elevating Work Platform SWMS, Working on scaffolding SWMS, Ladders SWMS etc.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Atmospheric hazard - poor air quality/ chemical exposures

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • - Ensure a Confined Space Entry Permit is issued, as required, if work involves a Confined Space. If work involves an identified Confined Space, a separate, dedicated ‘Confined Spaces SWMS’ is required to be used in conjunction with this SWMS.

    Note: A confined space can be defined as an enclosed or partially enclosed space that is likely to be a risk to health and safety because of:
    · An atmosphere that does not have a safe oxygen level, or
    · Contaminants, including airborne gases, vapours and dusts, that may cause injury from fire or explosion, or
    · Harmful concentrations of any airborne contaminants
    · Examples of confined spaces involved with installing insulation batts might include ceilings or wall cavities, when these examples meet the definition of a confined space
    · Ensure a confined space entry permit is issued for each confined space entry.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Powered mobile plant

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • If operating powered mobile plant e.g. excavator, skid steer etc., for this task, ensure there are separate, dedicated SWMS for the plant and that all workers/employees have relevant training and licensing.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Personal Injury from delay in emergency assistance to remote workers

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • A ‘Buddy’ system must be utilised at all times when working alone. Ensure:
    · An emergency response procedure is developed & followed
    · mobile & satellite phones and EPIRB are fit for purpose, tested before departure & phones have spare, fully charged batteries and facilities for continuing charging.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

  • Person responsible to implement control measures:

Training and Capabilities

Potential Hazard

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

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • · Ensure all persons entering site have a General Construction Induction Card (white card)
    · All workers who work on or near electrical mains and apparatus must be trained and appropriately qualified with correct licence endorsements for the task.
    · During the previous 12 months (where it is relevant to the work), all workers must have demonstrated competence in:
    · Approved procedures for release, rescue and resuscitation
    · Requirements of the Electrical Safety Rules
    · Ensure all relevant workers have undertaken training and/or received instruction in the use of control measures. Including:
    · Instructed on the use of this SWMS
    · Reporting procedures for incidents
    · Correct use of equipment including selecting, fitting, use, care of and maintenance
    · Correct use of all tools use.

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

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

  • Person responsible to implement control measures:

Assess onsite conditions

Potential Hazard

  • Contact with powered mobile plant

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • Check constantly for mobile plant and vehicle movement. Ensure:
    · Follow traffic management plan direction if in place
    · High visibility clothing worn at all times
    · Do not stand behind reversing vehicles
    · Allow sufficient distance from plant during operation

    Alertness at all times. Listen for:
    · Reversing alarms/beepers
    · Calls from Plant Operators
    · Work positions should be in clear sight of plant operators
    · Follow traffic management plan requirements.

    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.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

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

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • Assess conditions at site on arrival. Ensure:
    · 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).

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

  • Person responsible to implement control measures:

Work area set up

Potential Hazard

  • Hazardous manual tasks - musculoskeletal disorder (MSD)

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • · 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:
    · Ensure the access route is clear of hazards
    · Use hand trucks (trolley), to move heavy materials where practicable
    · Use team-lifts where possible:
    • As much as possible, team members are of similar height and capability
    • Team members know their responsibilities during the lift
    · Consider storing the material in a raised position to allow for future access of trolleys or other mechanical aids if required and, to reduce manual handling from ground level.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Work adjacent to road & public safety

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • · Park working vehicle 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.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Property damage

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

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).

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Environmental noise

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • · All noisy construction work conducted within regulated hours ( see local council / EPA for details)
    · Be aware of noise impacts at all times of day and take reasonable steps to reduce noise

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Contact with hazardous chem. / sub.

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

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 all controls.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

  • Person responsible to implement control measures:

Excavating & Backfilling - Working with machinery

Potential Hazard

  • Existing Underground services

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • Ensure underground services have been identified and marked accurately for depth and position:
    · Contact Dial Before You Dig 1100
    · Use accredited cable locator contractor to test the area if unsure
    · Contact relevant authorities/companies for ‘as constructed’ plans if necessary
    · Hand excavate using a shovel to locate services and mark out prior to any trenching or battering works

    Use “Pot holing” techniques if required:
    · Use extreme care when working near gas mains
    · When using hand prodders to locate pipes do not use hammers or other implements

    · Mark all exposed services with flags or devices that can be readily seen.
    · Ensure all marked services continue to be visible for the duration of the work.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Crush injuries

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • · Ensure all trenches are minimum 650 mm deep
    · Ground workers (Refer to step 3 for controls - Contact with powered mobile plant)
    · Ensure an effective system of communication between machine operator and ground workers is established before work commences.
    · Relevant workers must be trained in the procedures involved prior to the work commencing
    · Ground workers are instructed not to approach machine until the operator has agreed to their request to approach
    · Ensure ground workers are instructed on set distances to maintain from the machine while in operation
    · Ground workers are instructed made familiar with the blind spots of the machine.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Hazardous manual tasks - MSD

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • Do not:
    · Assist machine by hand when in operation
    · Use tools (such as shovels) to help move dirt from around the excavation during machine operation
    · Use persons as counterweights
    · Walk backwards around machinery.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Falls

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • When working on top of excavations:
    · Erect any barriers & signage necessary to keep others safe and aware of the fall hazards
    · Do not walk near top edge of excavation; maintain safe distance from edge
    · Keep trip hazards away from edge of excavation.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Public Safety

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • Check if excavations will cause a hazard to others e.g. left open overnight. If potential public hazard, ensure:
    · All excavations are safely barricaded and protected, and arrangements are in place for regular checking to ensure that they remain safely barricaded and protected
    · In any case, backfill all trenches as soon as possible.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

  • Person responsible to implement control measures:

Electrical Lead in - Underground Power

Potential Hazard

  • Cuts/Lacerations

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • Cutting conduit to length. Ensure:
    · Use conduit cutters where possible
    · Sound surface and stable footing
    · Work piece is secured before cutting.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Accidental contact (future excavations)

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • · Ensure hazard tape is laid above conduits when installed in an open-cut trench
    · NOTE: The marker tape should be between 150 mm and 300 mm below the finished ground level.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Hazardous fumes/ Skin sensitivities

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • Priming fluid and solvent cements. Ensure:
    · Use glues recommended by pipe manufacturer
    · Have applicable M/SDS on hand
    · Wear appropriate PPE as per M/SDS
    · Use only in well ventilated area
    · FLAMMABLE LIQUID- Do not use near sources of ignition

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Working on or near Energised Electrical Installations or Services - electrocution

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • · Ensure a Risk Assessment has been carried out (for any work within 3m of Energised Electrical Installations or Services)
    · A minimum of two first aiders with current level 2 first aid certificate (CPR and switchboard rescue)
    · Rubber Matting to be in place conforming to AS 2978
    · A hand-held fire extinguisher appropriate for electrical fires shall be in the vicinity of the work area
    · Place a rescue kit nearby
    · Ensure the area is adequately barricaded off at least 1m from the work. (Signage to be prominently displayed)
    · Notify other trades in the immediate area.

    - If removing pillar box covers to run mains conduit see above (Working on or near Energised Electrical Installations or Services) for controls
    - Remount pillar box covers as soon as possible
    - NEVER leave open and unattended!

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

  • Person responsible to implement control measures:

Electrical Lead In - Over head

Potential Hazard

  • Substandard attachment point

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • · Ensure point of attachment service brackets and their supports including private poles, supports, struts and extensions to buildings comply with the applicable Electricity Safety Act, Regulations and state service & Installation rules.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Falls

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • Ensure point of attachment can be safely reached by a portable extension ladder:
    · All trip hazards / obstructions removed from area
    · The work area is not wet under foot
    · Ensure area is kept clear of packaging, or other debris to prevent tripping/slipping.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Hit by moving objects

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • Ensure point of attachment placed to avoid, where practical, the crossing of driveways or other areas where vehicles may traverse within a property.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

  • Person responsible to implement control measures:

Working on or near Energised Electrical Installations or Services

Potential Hazard

  • Failure to isolate power &
    Working on or near Energised Electrical Installations or Services

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • All electrical conductors and parts, including neutral & earthing conductors, shall be treated as energised until proven de-energised. TEST BEFORE YOU TOUCH.

    - Circuits to be modified MUST be identified and isolated from the electrical supply;

    1. Turn off the relevant circuit protective devices and lock out (Circuit breakers, switches and combined fuse switch units are locked out.
    · Note: If the electrical installation is of a complex nature, the isolation procedures should be verified by another competent person
    2. Use locks or suitable temporary securing devices (that cannot be disrupted)
    3. Use lockout hasp for multiple padlocks. (Alternatively remove and tie back connections)
    4. Remove fuses
    5. Fit danger label to isolated control/component
    6. Verify Circuit is dead before commencing work (Prove electrical testing equipment is working correctly on a known alternative supply before proving apparatus is de-energised).

    - See step 6 (Working on or near Energised Electrical Installations or Services) for additional controls.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Reduced mobility

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • Take extra care when working in areas of reduced mobility because of restriction of movement and the inability to readily escape from the area. E.g.
    · Roof and under floor spaces
    · On ladders or in EWP
    · Near switchboards
    · Enclosed or tight areas
    · Near where a doorway may be opened (restrain /lock door if near work).

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Inappropriate PPE

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • PPE must be applicable and specific to the site and task. At minimum wear:
    · Long sleeved cotton shirt
    · Cotton drill trousers of a fire retardant material
    · Clear safety glasses (anti flash).
    · Wear low voltage insulating “00” gloves.

    DO NOT wear metal jewelry:
    · Neck chains or bracelets,
    · Rings,
    · Watches
    · Earrings or Other Body Piercings
    · Metal-Rimmed Glasses.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Incomplete work

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • · Fit “Out of Service Tags” to any incomplete work
    · Locks & Danger Tags to only be removed by competent person who placed & signed tags.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

  • Person responsible to implement control measures:

Mount and pre-wire switchboard

Potential Hazard

  • Hazardous manual tasks - MSD

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • · If required, assemble cabinets on ground level
    · Ensure persons do not work in awkward postures (such as hands raised above head, bending and twisting etc.) for more than 30 minutes at a time
    · Ensure materials are supported during installation
    · Install Earth stake:
    · Use appropriate sized hammer
    · Hammer in good condition with non-slip handle
    · Maintain good posture – use controlled strokes.

    Ensure Switchboards:
    · Within legal clearances
    · Easily accessible
    · As per installation plans

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

  • Person responsible to implement control measures:

Electrical rough in

Potential Hazard

  • Working at elevated positions - Falling objects

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • Barricading and signage is developed. Ensure:
    · Signs used to provide clear instruction on entry permissions and hazard areas if working above others
    · Consider appropriate barricades for exclusion zones. Conduct risk assessment and utilise appropriate barricades

    Consider:
    · Large equipment should remain at ground level where possible
    · Maintain good housekeeping, e.g. ensure the work area is tidy and materials, debris, tools and equipment that are not being used are out of the way
    · Providing a secure physical barrier at the edge of the elevated area, i.e. toe boards or infill panels
    · Tethering or otherwise securing tools & materials to prevent them falling below
    · Keeping tools or other materials away from edges and off of railings or sills.

    Remember: If working at heights above 2m and “in built’ edge protection is not in place or not sufficient ensure a separate, dedicated working at height SWMS is in place before commencing work.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Working on ladders - electrocution

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • · Pre-inspect and use ladders as per manufacturers instructions
    · Avoid using metallic, wire-reinforced or conductive ladders around live electrical equipment
    · Note: Ladders, which are dirty or damp, can become conductive.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Caulking / sealants

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • · Follow directions of use
    · Consult M/SDS for the product
    · Ensure adequate ventilation
    · Dispose of chemicals correctly
    · Wash your hands thoroughly after handling chemicals
    · Chemical resistant gloves for prolonged exposure.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Using power & hand tools (drills etc.)

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • · Use tools only for the purpose specified by the manufacturer
    · Maintain, pre-inspect and operate the drill as per manufacturers’ instructions
    · Tested and tagged, within date
    · Ensure instruction manual accessible and read by all persons operating tools
    · PPE is worn as recommended in manufacturer’s instructions
    · Properly designed and insulated hand tools
    · Power tools Class II type (double insulated) as a minimum
    · Note: The use of metallic measuring tapes, rulers and tools with exposed conductive parts should be avoided when working on or in the vicinity of live electrical equipment
    · Drilling/fixing screws. Ensure:
    · Correct drill and bit for type of material e.g. timber bit for timber posts
    · Hold drill so that it can be released if the bit grabs & drill body continues to rotate.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Slips, trips, falls causing injury

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • Identify all hazards. Consider:
    · Ground/floor surface condition
    · Where ground surfaces may change level
    · Check design to ensure that the equipment will support a specified load – or ‘duty rating’. This must be clearly stated on the item
    · Weather conditions (rain, wind loads, fog, dew)
    · Experience of workers
    · Use all height-access equipment as per manufacturer’s instructions and for its designed purpose
    · Sufficient lighting
    · All trip hazards / obstructions removed from work area
    · The work area is not wet under foot
    · Ensure area is kept clear of packaging, or other debris to prevent tripping/slipping
    · Use pendants, lead stand or insulated cable hangers for power leads
    · Do not drape leads or pipes over body
    · Check for stairs, stored items, corners or other obstructions that could cause tripping.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Muscular stress / musculoskeletal disorder (MSD)

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • · Ensure equipment is 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.
    · Excessively long lengths of pipe are extremely awkward to handle. The larger the diameter of pipe the more the more hazardous it is to handle long lengths
    · Carry lengths of pipe horizontally.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

  • Person responsible to implement control measures:

Fitting appliances / fixtures

Potential Hazard

  • Contact with electricity

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • All electrically hard wired appliances & fixtures must be installed as per manufactures instruction:
    · Check the electrical requirements and make sure you have the correct electrical supply and that the appliance is properly grounded
    · Turn on the power supply to the appliance
    · Check power at the junction box wires using a voltmeter having a range of 0-250 VAC

    Where electrical hazards are identified with an appliance, eliminate or control this risk by repairing (if minor) or returning the appliance for repair/replacement

    · Do not pinch or trap electrical cables when installing.

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Potential Hazard

  • Exposure to radiation causing eye trauma

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • When using laser levels, ensure all persons operating laser have been trained and are competent in the following:
    · Safety precautions (i.e. do not look directly at beam)
    · Type of laser and hazards
    · Intended use/limitations
    · The need and use of PPE
    · Safety signs
    · Safe operating instructions
    · The proper use of hazard control procedures
    · Accident reporting procedures and bio-effects of the laser on eyes and the skin
    · Measure needed to be taken to eliminate or minimise exposure to RF radiation.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Faulty test equipment

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • Testing Equipment:
    · Good condition and working (particularly, leads, probes, clips)
    · Clean, no cracked or broken insulation
    · Suitable for all potential fault voltages
    · Multi-meters, RCD performance tester, earth loop impedance testers, voltage testers, insulation resistance tests etc., are tested for accuracy
    · Suitable for hazardous/flammable areas if required
    · Tested to work before use

    Prove electrical testing equipment is working correctly on a known alternative supply before proving apparatus is de-energised.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

  • Person responsible to implement control measures:

Commission appliances

Potential Hazard

  • Contact with electricity

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • · All components to be tested after the installation and before being placed in operation
    · Perform pre-commissioning tests and isolation procedures as per AS3000 Section 8
    · Follow manufacturer’s instructions
    · Test all safety devices for correct operation
    · Explain to client, when present, how to safely and correctly operate the appliance, where the fuse box is located and how to turn off the power to the appliance and any other equipment as necessary
    · Ensure the client receives the operating instructions.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

  • Person responsible to implement control measures:

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

  • Risk-Rating (IR) before control measures have been put in place

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • Control measures used to reduce risk

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place.

  • Person responsible to implement control measures:

On completion

Potential Hazard

  • Slips, trips, falls causing injury

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • · Site to be left in clean and tidy condition ready for handover. Builder / supervisor to be advised upon completion of works.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Environmental incident

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • · Dispose of hazardous chemicals/sealants in an approved waste receptacle.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Contact with electricity

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • · Ensure that no electrical appliances, light fittings, cables etc. have been damaged during installation
    · Check all appliances & fittings are in good condition & operational.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Contact with hazardous materials

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • · Clean debris and ensure off cuts are removed from area
    · Observe good personal hygiene including washing hands before eating
    · Remove protective equipment before entering eating areas.

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

Potential Hazard

  • Public Safety

  • Risk-Rating before control measures have been implemented

Control Measures to Reduce Risk

  • · If acceptable, remove barricades, contact supervisor and return as agreed
    · Final visual inspection before leaving area

  • Risk-Rating (RR) after control measures have been put in place

  • Person responsible to implement control measures:

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 electrical work 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.

Part 2: Relevant Legislation & Codes of Practice

Relevant Legislation:

  • Note: Retain only the legislation references applicable 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 2007

  • 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

Reference Documents

  • AS/NZS 3000: (Wiring Rules)
    AS/NZS 3012 Electrical Installations – Construction and demolition sites
    AS 3017: Electrical Installations – Verification guidelines
    AS 4836 Safe work on or near low voltage equipment

  • Have you referred to any documents?

  • References referred to:

Training, Permits, Tools, Supervisory Arrangements

Training and Licences Required For Workers Undertaking This Task. Select those relevant

  • Are any training or 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

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

  • Plant/macinery photo

Details of Supervisory Arrangements for Workers Undertaking This Task:

  • Supervisory arrangements for this task:

  • List other licences/training relevant

  • Licences / Training
  • Enter relevant information

Details of Regulatory Permits / Licenses / Engineering Details / Certificates / Work Cover Approvals:

  • Are there any Regulatory Permits / Licenses / Engineering Details / Certificates / Work Cover Approvals?

  • Applicable permits / licenses etc

  • Item

  • Licences / Training
  • Item Details

  • Take a photo of relevant licenses / permits where possible

Part 3: Worker / Employee Sign Off

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 Personal Protective Equipment described.

  • Employee
  • Employee/Worker Name and Signature:

  • Job Role/Position

  • Employer/PCBU/Supervisor:

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

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