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Awnings Blinds Curtain Installation SWMS

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Awnings Blinds Curtain Installation SWMS

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Awnings Blinds Curtain Installation

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WORK ACTIVITIES

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5.Mounting canopy/blind/rod/curtain and cords/chains

Hazards Present

  • Hazardous manual tasks – MSD
  • Struck by falling objects

Risk Control Measures

Provide adequate resources and controls:

  • Sufficient workers and time for task
  • Adequate rest breaks and recovery time
  • Lifting aids and equipment (cranes, vacuum lifters, genie lifts)
  • Specialized equipment such as spring/scissor trolleys, height adjustable pallet lifters with a turntable, etc.
  • Team-lifts, ensure:
  • All members of team-lift are matched in size, skills, capabilities
  • Number of persons proportionate to weight of load and level of difficulty
  • Lifts are planned and rehearsed
  • Person allocated to plan and be in charge of lift – all others to know their roles
  • Sufficient space to manoeuvre
  • Use aids where possible (lifting bars, handles etc.).

Where persons are required to lift without lifting aids, ensure:

  • Lift within physical capabilities of individual
  • Weight of object is known
  • Extreme force will not be required
  • Object can be held close to body (this excludes large/bulky items that are difficult to grasp, or hot/cold objects that cannot be held against body)
  • Flat, even floor surface, short travel distance with no obstructions
  • Sufficient lighting
  • Suitable weather conditions (e.g. large awnings can be unsafe to lift in high winds)
  • Objects to be lifted are in suitable condition (dry, stable, even distribution of weight, handles where possible, allows good grip, will not block vision, no sharp edges)
  • Objects will not be lifted up/down ladders
  • Suitable PPE provided e.g. snug-fitting furniture removalist gloves, safety shoes with non-slip soles

Using Caulking products/gun:

  • Choose caulking gun that comfortably fits your hand
  • Maintain good posture avoiding awkward twisting and side bending
  • Avoid over reaching.

Do not cut safety straps holding awning arms in place until mounted, secured and ready to deploy. Stand clear.

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Hazards Present

  • Hazardous manual tasks – MSD
  • Struck by falling objects

Risk Control Measures

Provide adequate resources and controls:

  • Sufficient workers and time for task
  • Adequate rest breaks and recovery time
  • Lifting aids and equipment (cranes, vacuum lifters, genie lifts)
  • Specialized equipment such as spring/scissor trolleys, height adjustable pallet lifters with a turntable, etc.
  • Team-lifts, ensure:
  • All members of team-lift are matched in size, skills, capabilities
  • Number of persons proportionate to weight of load and level of difficulty
  • Lifts are planned and rehearsed
  • Person allocated to plan and be in charge of lift – all others to know their roles
  • Sufficient space to manoeuvre
  • Use aids where possible (lifting bars, handles etc.).

Where persons are required to lift without lifting aids, ensure:

  • Lift within physical capabilities of individual
  • Weight of object is known
  • Extreme force will not be required
  • Object can be held close to body (this excludes large/bulky items that are difficult to grasp, or hot/cold objects that cannot be held against body)
  • Flat, even floor surface, short travel distance with no obstructions
  • Sufficient lighting
  • Suitable weather conditions (e.g. large awnings can be unsafe to lift in high winds)
  • Objects to be lifted are in suitable condition (dry, stable, even distribution of weight, handles where possible, allows good grip, will not block vision, no sharp edges)
  • Objects will not be lifted up/down ladders
  • Suitable PPE provided e.g. snug-fitting furniture removalist gloves, safety shoes with non-slip soles

Using Caulking products/gun:

  • Choose caulking gun that comfortably fits your hand
  • Maintain good posture avoiding awkward twisting and side bending
  • Avoid over reaching.

Do not cut safety straps holding awning arms in place until mounted, secured and ready to deploy. Stand clear.

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