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Elevating Work Platform EWP Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing the Elevating Work Platform EWP Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) – a comprehensive and pre-filled solution to help keep your team safe and ensure compliance with legislative requirements. Our SWMS is designed to be fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format, making it easy for you to tailor it to your specific project needs.

Key features of our SWMS include:

  • Comprehensive and Pre-filled: Our SWMS is pre-filled with relevant information, making it easier for you to get started. However, it is also comprehensive enough to cover all the necessary details for working with elevating work platform EWP.
  • Fully Editable and Customisable: Our SWMS is designed to be fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format, allowing you to easily modify it according to your specific needs.
  • Includes Scope of Project and Project Details: Our SWMS includes a section that outlines the scope of the project and relevant project details, helping you to ensure that all aspects of the project are covered.
  • Includes High-Risk Machinery Checklist: Our SWMS includes a checklist of any high-risk machinery on-site, ensuring that all necessary precautions are taken when working with elevating work platform EWP.
  • Includes Space for Recording Staff Training: Our SWMS includes space for recording any staff training, ensuring that all workers are properly trained and qualified to work with elevating work platform EWP.
  • Includes Before and After Risk Ratings: Our SWMS includes before and after risk ratings, helping you to track and assess risk levels throughout the project.
  • Includes Resources for Legislative References: Our SWMS includes resources for use of legislative references, making it easier for you to comply with regulatory requirements.
  • Includes Required PPE: Our SWMS includes all PPE required for working with elevating work platform EWP, ensuring that all workers are properly equipped.
  • Includes Risk Assessment and Risk Assessment Matrix: Our SWMS includes a risk assessment and risk assessment matrix, helping you to identify potential hazards and mitigate risks.
  • Includes Checklist for Implementation: Our SWMS includes a checklist to ensure that all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS, ensuring that all necessary precautions are taken.
  • Includes Sign-off Page: Our SWMS includes a sign-off page for all workers and responsible persons, ensuring that everyone is aware of their responsibilities and has acknowledged the contents of the SWMS.
  • Easy to Use and Customise: Our SWMS is designed to be user-friendly and easy to customise, making it accessible to anyone who needs to use it.
  • Suitable for Large Contracts and Tenders: Our SWMS is suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work.
  • Instantly Delivered Download: Our SWMS is available as an instantly downloadable file, ensuring that you can get started quickly and efficiently.

At Bluesafe, we understand that safety is of utmost importance on any worksite. Our SWMS for working with elevating work platform EWP is designed to help you ensure that your team is working safely and in compliance with legislative requirements. With its comprehensive coverage, user-friendly design, and easy customisation, our SWMS is the ideal solution for any project involving elevating work platform EWP.

Here is some safety information related to working with elevating work platform.

Hazard Identification: The following hazards have been identified and assessed as part of this SWMS:

  • Falls from height
  • Electrocution
  • Overhead obstructions
  • Structural collapse
  • Entanglement with machinery
  • Collision with objects or other vehicles
  • Fatigue
  • Equipment failure

Risk Assessment: The risks associated with the identified hazards have been assessed as follows:

  • Falls from height: High risk
  • Electrocution: High risk
  • Overhead obstructions: Medium risk
  • Structural collapse: Low risk
  • Entanglement with machinery: Low risk
  • Collision with objects or other vehicles: Medium risk
  • Fatigue: Low risk
  • Equipment failure: Medium risk

Control Measures: To mitigate the risks associated with the identified hazards, the following control measures will be implemented:

  • Falls from height:
    • Operators will wear a harness and use a lanyard attached to an anchor point
    • EWP will be positioned on a level surface and outriggers will be deployed
    • Only trained and authorised personnel will operate the EWP
    • Safe working load (SWL) will not be exceeded
  • Electrocution:
    • All electrical equipment will be inspected and tested prior to use
    • Operators will maintain a safe distance from electrical hazards
  • Overhead obstructions:
    • Operators will assess the area for overhead obstructions before commencing work
    • Adequate clearance will be maintained at all times
  • Structural collapse:
    • EWP will only be operated on stable and structurally sound surfaces
  • Entanglement with machinery:
    • Operators will not wear loose clothing or jewellery that could become entangled
  • Collision with objects or other vehicles:
    • Operators will maintain a safe distance from other vehicles and objects
  • Fatigue:
    • Operators will take regular breaks and rotate duties to avoid fatigue
  • Equipment failure:
    • EWP will be inspected and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions
    • Operators will conduct a pre-start inspection before each use

Emergency Procedures: In the event of an emergency, the following procedures will be followed:

  • The operator will immediately lower the EWP to the ground
  • The operator will alert all personnel in the area of the emergency
  • The operator will contact the site supervisor and emergency services if required

Training and Instruction: All personnel involved in the operation of an EWP will receive appropriate training and instruction, including:

  • The correct use of the EWP
  • The hazards associated with operating an EWP
  • The control measures to mitigate those hazards
  • Emergency procedures

Supervision: All work involving an EWP will be supervised by a competent person who will ensure that all control measures are in place and that the work is carried out safely.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey everyone, it’s great to be here today to talk about something really important: working with elevating work platforms. Now, I know some of you might think this topic is a bit dry, but trust me, it’s crucial to understand the dangers involved and the safety recommendations to follow.

First things first, let’s talk about the dangers of working with elevating work platforms. One of the most obvious dangers is falling. If you’re not secured properly, you can easily fall from a great height, which can result in serious injury or even death. Additionally, there’s the risk of electrocution if you accidentally come into contact with power lines or other electrical hazards.

Another danger to consider is tipping. Elevating work platforms can tip over if they’re not set up properly, if the weight distribution is uneven, or if there are strong winds. This can also lead to serious injury or death.

Now, I don’t want to scare you off working with elevating work platforms altogether. They can be incredibly useful tools, but it’s important to take the necessary safety precautions to prevent accidents from happening. So, let’s talk about some safety recommendations to follow when working with elevating work platforms.

First, always make sure you’re properly trained and certified to use an elevating work platform. This means taking a training course that covers the basics of operation, safety procedures, and emergency protocols. Don’t assume that you know how to use an elevating work platform just because you’ve seen it done before.

Next, inspect the equipment before each use. Look for any damage, defects, or other issues that could affect its performance. If you notice any problems, don’t use the equipment until it’s been repaired or replaced.

When using an elevating work platform, always wear the proper safety gear. This includes a hard hat, safety harness, and non-slip footwear. Don’t wear loose clothing or jewelry that could get caught in the equipment.

Before operating the equipment, make sure the area around the elevating work platform is clear of any obstacles or hazards. This includes power lines, trees, or other obstacles that could cause the equipment to tip over.

When operating the elevating work platform, follow the manufacturer’s instructions and use the controls properly. Don’t exceed the weight limit or height limit of the equipment. Always keep both hands on the controls, and never attempt to move the equipment while someone is on the platform.

If you’re working on a construction site, make sure you’re following all of the OSHA regulations and guidelines. This includes having a spotter or observer who can monitor the equipment and alert you if there are any issues.

Finally, if you notice any problems or issues with the equipment, stop using it immediately and report it to your supervisor. Don’t assume that someone else will take care of the problem. It’s everyone’s responsibility to ensure that the equipment is safe to use.

In conclusion, working with elevating work platforms can be dangerous if you don’t take the necessary safety precautions. But if you follow the recommendations I’ve outlined here today, you can minimize the risks and ensure that you’re working safely and responsibly. So, remember to always be properly trained, inspect the equipment, wear the proper safety gear, clear the area of obstacles, follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and report any problems or issues to your supervisor. Stay safe out there, everyone!


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