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Mobile Crane Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing our Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) for using a mobile crane – your comprehensive solution for managing high-risk machinery on site. Our SWMS is not a guarantee, but it’s a powerful tool that provides a pre-filled and comprehensive guide to help manage your project’s risks, increase safety, and ensure compliance with legal requirements.

Key Features:

  • Fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format for easy editing: Our SWMS is designed to be user-friendly, and we want to make it easy for you to tailor the document to your specific needs.
  • Includes the scope of the project and project details: Our SWMS includes a section where you can outline the project’s scope and key details, making it easier for you to keep track of everything in one place.
  • Includes checklist of any high-risk machinery on site: This feature is crucial for managing high-risk machinery, such as a mobile crane. The checklist ensures that you have all the necessary safety measures in place before operating the machinery.
  • Includes space for recording any staff training: Our SWMS includes a section where you can record any staff training related to the operation of high-risk machinery. This feature helps you ensure that your staff is adequately trained and aware of the risks involved.
  • Includes before and after risk ratings: Our SWMS includes a section where you can record the risk ratings before and after implementing the SWMS, allowing you to track the effectiveness of the document and adjust it accordingly.
  • Includes resources for use of legislative references: Our SWMS includes references to relevant legislation and guidelines, which will help you ensure that you are compliant with the law.
  • Includes all PPE required: Our SWMS outlines all the personal protective equipment (PPE) required for operating high-risk machinery, ensuring that your staff is adequately protected.
  • Includes risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: Our SWMS includes a risk assessment section where you can identify and evaluate potential risks, and a risk assessment matrix that helps you determine the likelihood and consequences of each risk.
  • Includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS: Our SWMS includes a checklist that ensures you have covered all the necessary requirements when implementing the document, leaving no stone unturned.
  • Includes sign-off page for all workers and responsible persons: Our SWMS includes a sign-off page where all workers and responsible persons can sign to confirm their understanding of the document and their commitment to following it.
  • Easy to use, easy to customise: Our SWMS is designed to be easy to use, easy to customise, and intuitive, ensuring that you can create a tailored document that works best for your needs.
  • Suitable for large contracts and Tenders, including tier 1 contractual work: Our SWMS is suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work, ensuring that you can manage high-risk machinery on any project.
  • Instantly delivered download: Our SWMS is an instantly downloadable document, ensuring that you can start managing high-risk machinery immediately.

Our SWMS is a comprehensive and user-friendly solution for managing high-risk machinery, but it’s not a guarantee. However, it’s an essential tool that can help increase safety, ensure compliance with legal requirements, and protect your staff. So why not give our SWMS a try today?

Here is some safety information related to using a mobile crane.

Hazards: The use of mobile cranes can pose a range of hazards, including but not limited to:

  • The potential for the crane to tip over or collapse
  • The potential for loads to become unstable or fall
  • The potential for workers to be struck by the crane or load
  • The potential for the crane to come into contact with overhead power lines or other obstacles
  • The potential for workers to fall from the crane or associated equipment
  • The potential for workers to be exposed to hazardous materials or substances during the lifting or moving of loads

Controls: The following controls should be implemented when using mobile cranes:

  1. Pre-Start Checks: a. Ensure the mobile crane is inspected and certified prior to use by a competent person. b. Verify that all components of the crane are in good working condition. c. Check the load capacity of the crane for the load to be lifted. d. Ensure all warning signs and labels are present and readable. e. Check the weather conditions and ensure they are suitable for crane operations.
  2. Planning: a. Identify all hazards associated with the lifting operation and implement controls to manage the risks. b. Identify the weight and dimensions of the load and ensure the crane is suitable for the job. c. Plan the lift, including the location of the crane, the path of the load, and the position of workers. d. Identify and control the exclusion zone around the crane and load. e. Ensure all workers involved in the lift are properly trained and briefed on their roles and responsibilities.
  3. Setup: a. Ensure the crane is set up on a stable surface and is level. b. Ensure the crane is positioned correctly for the lift. c. Use suitable and secure rigging equipment for the load. d. Ensure the load is properly attached to the crane and rigging equipment. e. Ensure all workers are positioned in safe locations and are wearing appropriate personal protective equipment.
  4. Operation: a. Ensure the crane is operated by a competent and licensed operator. b. Operate the crane in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. c. Ensure the load is lifted and moved smoothly and without sudden movements. d. Monitor the exclusion zone to ensure no unauthorised persons enter the area. e. Do not exceed the load capacity of the crane.
  5. Post-Operation: a. Lower the load and park the crane in a safe location. b. Inspect the crane and rigging equipment for damage and wear. c. Report any incidents or near-misses to the supervisor. d. Document the lift and retain records for future reference.

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

  1. Immediately stop the crane and lower the load to the ground.
  2. Isolate the area and evacuate all workers to a safe location.
  3. Contact emergency services and provide them with details of the incident.
  4. Report the incident to the supervisor and complete an incident report.

Training and Competency: All workers involved in mobile crane operations should be trained and competent in the following areas:

  1. Pre-start checks and inspections of the crane.
  2. Planning and risk management for lifting operations.
  3. Rigging and slinging techniques.
  4. Safe operation of the crane.
  5. Emergency procedures.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey, everyone! Today, I want to talk about something that is no joke – the dangers and safety recommendations when working with a mobile crane.

Mobile cranes are some of the most powerful pieces of equipment used in construction and industrial settings, but they can also be incredibly dangerous if not used properly. The good news is that with proper training and safety measures in place, working with a mobile crane can be a safe and effective way to get the job done.

First and foremost, it’s important to understand the risks involved when working with a mobile crane. One of the most significant dangers is the risk of the crane tipping over. Mobile cranes are designed to be stable when properly set up and used, but if they are overloaded or operated on uneven ground, they can tip over, causing serious injury or even death.

Another danger when working with a mobile crane is the risk of electrocution. Cranes are often used near power lines, and if proper precautions aren’t taken, the crane operator and anyone working near the crane could be electrocuted.

Now, let’s talk about some safety recommendations when working with a mobile crane. The first and most important recommendation is to make sure that the crane operator is properly trained and certified. Operating a mobile crane requires a specific skill set, and it’s essential that the operator has the training and experience necessary to do the job safely.

Secondly, it’s important to make sure that the crane is properly maintained and inspected regularly. Regular inspections can help identify any potential problems before they become serious safety hazards.

Another safety recommendation when working with a mobile crane is to always use proper rigging techniques. Proper rigging can help ensure that the load being lifted is secure and won’t shift during operation.

It’s also essential to make sure that the crane is set up properly before use. This includes ensuring that the crane is on level ground, that it’s properly supported, and that it’s not overloaded.

Finally, it’s critical to use proper communication when working with a mobile crane. The operator should have a clear line of sight to the load being lifted, and there should be clear communication between the operator and anyone assisting with the lift.

In addition to these safety recommendations, there are also some specific dangers to be aware of when working with a mobile crane in certain situations. For example, when working near power lines, it’s essential to maintain a safe distance from the lines and to use a crane with proper insulation.

Another danger to be aware of when working with a mobile crane is the risk of overloading the crane. Overloading a crane can cause it to tip over, which can be incredibly dangerous. Always make sure that the load being lifted is within the crane’s capacity, and if there is any doubt, err on the side of caution.

In conclusion, working with a mobile crane can be incredibly dangerous if proper safety measures are not taken. However, with proper training, maintenance, and communication, working with a mobile crane can be a safe and effective way to get the job done. If you’re working with a mobile crane, always remember to put safety first and to take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and those around you.


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