pixel

pixelpixelpixel
pixelHome pagepixelpixelAbout uspixelpixelFAQpixelpixelContact uspixelpixelFollow workhealthsafe on Twitterpixelpixelpixelpixelpixel
pixel pixelpixel
SEARCH:
pixel
pixel

Safe work method statement - Heavy vehicle - Coupling and uncoupling of trailer

1 of 16

Coupling and uncoupling of trailer to prime mover

The driver of the prime mover undertakes the coupling and uncoupling of a trailer to and from a prime mover.

  • Coupling and uncoupling of a trailer to and from a prime mover involves the connection and disconnection of the trailer and associated air, hydraulic and electrical lines, etc.

Tasks

Tasks associated with the coupling and uncoupling of a trailer from a prime mover would include:

  • Pre-operational inspection of prime mover;
  • Operation of prime mover under all conditions e.g. reversing (spotter duties);
  • Activation of audible and visual alarms fitted to the vehicle;
  • Inspection of trailer prior to coupling it to prime mover;
  • Coupling of trailer to prime mover;
  • Operational inspection of a trailers braking system;
  • Inspection of coupling connection between prime mover and trailer;
  • Pre-transit check of prime mover and trailer;
  • Uncoupling of trailer from a prime mover;
  • Conduct a hazard identification of the immediate work area;
  • Assess risk to persons coupling and uncoupling a trailer from a prime mover.

pixelpixel
Safety procedure includes

Coupling and uncoupling of trailer safe work method statement

Coupling and uncoupling of trailer safe work method statement is a 16 page document compliant with statute OHS reporting requirements. It identifies known hazards and risks, and outlines the control measures to be implemented to eliminate or minimise the risk of death or injury caused by the coupling and uncoupling of a trailer from a prime mover.
more


$120.00
inc GST

Control measures

Control measures to eliminate or minimise the risk of death or injury to persons are addressed in the safe work method statement as per the following sections.

  • Consultation with employees.
  • Generation of hazards.
  • Pre-operational inspection of a prime mover intended to be used for the coupling and uncoupling of a trailer.
  • Operation of a prime mover for the coupling and uncoupling a trailer.
  • Inspection of trailer prior to coupling it to a prime mover.
  • Coupling of trailer to a prime mover.
  • Operational inspection of a trailers braking system.
  • Inspection of the coupling connection.
  • Towing of trailer without undertaking a pre-transit check.
  • Uncoupling of trailer from prime mover.
  • Manual handling issues.
  • Personal protective equipment requirements.
  • Training requirements.
  • Failure to monitor controls.
  • Risk matrix and descriptors.
  • Additional hazards, risks and controls.
  • Approval and change management form.
  • Sign-off for coupling and uncoupling of a trailer from a prime mover.

Return to heavy vehicles

Return to motor vehicle

Return to motor vehicles

Return to safe work method statements

pixel
pixel

Mini Cart

Click the checkout button to continue
pixel


pixel
pixel
  Login  |  Site Credits