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  • Tyres - Wheels - Rims - Heavy Vehicles SWMS

Tyres - Wheels - Rims - Heavy Vehicles SWMS


Brand: SafetyCulture

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Product Description

The Heavy Vehicles – Tyres, Wheels and Rims Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive document outlining the safety steps for replacing heavy vehicles’ (including mobile plant) wheels, tyres and rims.

This SWMS does not cover replacing or repairing wheels, tyres or rims on specialised mining or agricultural plant. Dedicated SWMS should be developed for these tasks, and for any risks not covered in this SWMS.

Main hazards:

  • Struck by moving object – vehicles/plant
  • Struck by moving object – wheels/tyres/rims
  • Explosion/fire
  • Crushed by vehicle/plant
  • Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) from hazardous manual tasks
  • Slips, trips & falls

Note: Split rim wheels are often used on heavy vehicles, light trucks, tractors, forklifts and earthmoving machinery. Changing tyres with split rim wheel assemblies can be very dangerous. A number of workers have been killed or seriously injured in Australia during the assembly / fitting of pneumatic tyres. Most often, the incidents have occurred when the locking rings or bead wires have blown off the rims of the tyre during inflation. The force of escaping air is enough to hurl the tyre and rim with great force into the air.

This SWMS includes:

  • PPE
  • Safety Notes
  • Planning
  • Preparation
  • Split Rims
  • Replacing Truck Tyres
  • Pyrolysis
  • Maintenance
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Review
  • References

This SWMS is ready to use and is not a blank template. Simply add your company details, ABN, and include any site specific details or risks and make it specific to the task at hand. It is then ready for printing and to be incorporated as part of your overall WHS System.

Product Details:

  • Written by ex WHS inspectors
  • Referenced
  • Risk ratings before and after control measures
  • MS Word format NOT PDF
  • Task specific and site specific details easy to add
  • Includes easy to complete boxes for Company details and project details
  • Employee sign off section
  • Review Date: 14 March 2014

Related items:

  • Manual Handling – Hazardous Manual Tasks
  • Site Maintenance Truck - Plant

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.