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Safe work method statement - Lifting gear - Lifting slings

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Lifting slings

Lifting gear and slings are typically used when slinging or rigging a load for the purpose of hoisting, raising or lowering a load using a hoisting appliance.

  • Lifting gear can incorporate but not be limited to include lifting, slings, beams, shackles, etc.

Tasks

Tasks associated with the handling, use and storage of lifting gear would include:

  • Inspection, handling and use of lifting gear and slings;
  • Determining the mass of a load, object or item to be lifted given its slinging configuration;
  • Identification of faulty or damaged lifting slings and gear used in lifting operations;
  • Personal protective equipment required to be worn when handling or using lifting gear;
  • Assessment of work environment for hazards and risks.

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Safety procedure includes

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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.
  • Inspection, handling and use of lifting slings.
  • Determine the mass of a load, object or item to be lifted given its slinging configuration.
  • Faulty or damaged lifting slings and gear used in lifting operations.
  • 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 lifting gear and slings.

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