Spotter - Safety Observer Safe Work Method Statement
This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a fully comprehensive document that outlines the safety steps, general hazards and controls associated with Spotters/Safety Observers used for several purposes such as traffic management, hot works and use of plant and work in No Go Zones of electrical power lines.
Please note that formal or on-the-job training may be appropriate depending on the circumstances. An example of training is: electrical rescue and resuscitation training for safety observers. Safe Work Australia (2011): Managing Electrical Risks In The Workplace Code Of Practice.
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Spotter - Safety Observer SWMS Content:
High Risk Construction Work
Pressurised gas distribution mains or piping chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines energised electrical installations or services
Risk Assessment Matrix
Hierarchy of Controls
Job Steps (includes potential hazards and control measures)
Planning & Preparation
Training and Capabilities
Implement an Emergency Electrical Response Plan
Assess on-site conditions
Work area setup
Pre operational inspection
Potential hazards: contact with electricity, other worker safety, contact with underground assets, hot works, scaffolidng near powerlines, tree pruning/felling near powerlines, EWP and more
End of Shift
Electrical Emergency Response Plan
Daily Spotter Checklist
Emergency Response Procedures
Employee sign off section
Review & Monitoring
This document has been developed and provided by SafetyCulture Pty Ltd and is offered for sale by ACRIS Services who are licensed resellers for Australia. SafetyCulture employ former WorkSafe Inspectors to research and write documents ensuring safe work practices can be understood and followed by employees performing high risk activities in the course of their duties. SafetyCulture's mission is to make Safety A Way Of Life for workers across the world by providing documentation through software and printable files.
SWMS - Safe Work Method Statement
Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) are required for any high risk activity that is performed by an employee in the workplace. Each document must identify the risks involved when performing the activity, a risk rating for each risk, a safe work method to perform the activity and a residual risk rating for the risks. SafetyCulture SWMS comply with current WH&S legislation in all states across Australia. This document is fully completed with a step by step procedure that can be edited and appended. This is not a blank template, it is a comprehensive procedure that has been researched and developed by a qualified writer.