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Elevated Work Platform (Boom Lift) SWMS

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Elevated Work Platform (Boom Lift) SWMS

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Elevated Work Platform (Boom Lift)

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WORK ACTIVITIES

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5.Loading / Unloading Boom Lift

Hazards Present

  • Plant and Equipment – impact / crushing injuries
  • Weather
  • Services (overhead)
  • Electricity (overhead power lines)
  • Hazardous equipment
  • Flying objects / debris
  • Slips, trips and falls

Risk Control Measures

  • Load/unload the boom lift on level, stable ground;
  • Check weather forecast and conditions for work area before loading/unloading, always exercise caution during inclement weather;
  • Make sure recommended distances from power lines are maintained when loading and unloading plant;
  • Make sure boom lift is centered on the vehicle and secured with the appropriate number of chains or ratchet straps as determined by relevant authority before transporting anywhere;
  • Use ramps to load and unload the boom lift;
  • Make sure the metal pins attached to the ramps are engaged and locked in place;
  • Make sure all personnel are clear of the loading ramp ‘swing arc’ area when the ramps are being lowered or raised, or when the ramps are raised and not secured;
  • When using wheel chocks, use only chocks which are contoured to the tire diameter; and
  • When winching, DO NOT place square or rectangular blocks made from timber, composite or steel etc. in front of or behind the wheels of the equipment being winched – The force applied to the corners of each block can cause the blocks to explosively eject and become potentially lethal projectiles.
  • Never use ramps to enter or exit the vehicle or trailer when on foot;
  • Provide adequate cover or protection to surfaces likely to be damaged by boom lift traffic;
  • Set out witches hats to provide a safe distance for the public to travel around the vehicle; and
  • Use the ladders or steps to enter and exit vehicle or trailer when on foot.
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Hazards Present

  • Plant and Equipment – impact / crushing injuries
  • Weather
  • Services (overhead)
  • Electricity (overhead power lines)
  • Hazardous equipment
  • Flying objects / debris
  • Slips, trips and falls

Risk Control Measures

  • Load/unload the boom lift on level, stable ground;
  • Check weather forecast and conditions for work area before loading/unloading, always exercise caution during inclement weather;
  • Make sure recommended distances from power lines are maintained when loading and unloading plant;
  • Make sure boom lift is centered on the vehicle and secured with the appropriate number of chains or ratchet straps as determined by relevant authority before transporting anywhere;
  • Use ramps to load and unload the boom lift;
  • Make sure the metal pins attached to the ramps are engaged and locked in place;
  • Make sure all personnel are clear of the loading ramp ‘swing arc’ area when the ramps are being lowered or raised, or when the ramps are raised and not secured;
  • When using wheel chocks, use only chocks which are contoured to the tire diameter; and
  • When winching, DO NOT place square or rectangular blocks made from timber, composite or steel etc. in front of or behind the wheels of the equipment being winched – The force applied to the corners of each block can cause the blocks to explosively eject and become potentially lethal projectiles.
  • Never use ramps to enter or exit the vehicle or trailer when on foot;
  • Provide adequate cover or protection to surfaces likely to be damaged by boom lift traffic;
  • Set out witches hats to provide a safe distance for the public to travel around the vehicle; and
  • Use the ladders or steps to enter and exit vehicle or trailer when on foot.

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