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 Mobile scaffold erection safe work method statement - job safety analysis  

The sample mobile scaffold erection safe work method statement / job safety analysis is an extract of the first two identified health and safety hazards associated with how to erect a mobile scaffold tower.

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Example mobile scaffold erection safe work method statement / job safety analysis

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 Mobile scaffold erection safe work method statement  

Erection of a mobile scaffold

A mobile scaffold is an independent scaffold that is freestanding and mounted on castors.

  • The completed height of a mobile scaffold shall not be greater than 9 metres or three times the size of the minimum base dimension.

Tasks

Tasks associated with the handling of scaffold components and erection of a mobile scaffold include:
  • Plan, select components and erect mobile scaffold as per design plan;
  • Pre-operational inspection of mobile scaffold components;
  • Identification of incompatible, faulty or defective scaffold components;
  • Work in an established exclusion zone for an electrical service;
  • Handling of scaffold components and erecting of a mobile scaffold;
  • Work platform and edge protection requirements for a mobile scaffold;
  • Internal access to working platforms within a mobile scaffold;
  • Controls to avoid contact with energised overhead electric line or a flash-over occurs;
  • Hazardous manual tasks with the erection of a mobile scaffold;
  • Selection of personal protective equipment (PPE);
  • How to conduct a hazard identification of the task being performed;
  • How to assess the risk to workers handling and connecting mobile scaffold components in the erection of a mobile scaffold.
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Person conducting a business or undertaking Electrical Plumbing Group
ABN:
96 147 385 ***
Address of person conducting a business or undertaking:
PO Box ****
Gumdale QLD 4154
Postal address of person conducting a business or undertaking:
PO Box ****
Gumdale QLD 4154
Phone number:
61-7 3823 ****
Fax number:
61-7 3375 ****
Contact person:
Scott *******
Mobile:
04** *** ***
Email:
****@epgi.com.au


 Hazard  
 Risk/outcome  
 Control measures  
 Implementation of controls  
Consultation not undertaken with workers as to the erection of a mobile scaffold.Workers shall be exposed to risk of death or serious injury where the erection of a mobile scaffold is performed or undertaken incorrectly.

Sustainable injuries would include but not be limited to:

  • First aid medical treatment for cuts and abrasions;
  • Electrocution;
  • Falls from heights resulting in multiple fractures;
  • Crushing injuries;
  • Musculoskeletal injuries; and
  • Permanent disability.

Collapse of scaffold.

The erection of a mobile scaffold shall be undertaken in accordance with any manufacturers instruction and any instructions provided by Electrical Plumbing Group .Electrical Plumbing Group has a duty to ensure the health and safety of themselves, workers and other persons.
  • Workers erecting a mobile scaffold shall be provided information, instruction, training and supervision as to the correct method by which a mobile scaffold shall be erected, altered, maintained and dismantled;
  • A high-risk work licence is not required if the height of the completed scaffold is less than four metres and a person or thing cannot fall more than four metres.

Consultation

Consultation shall occur between line management, workers and health and safety representatives as to the safe method of erecting, altering, maintaining and dismantling a mobile scaffold.

The process of consultation shall assess hazards generated from the erection, alteration, maintenance and dismantling of a mobile scaffold and take into consideration:

  • Height of the task or point of access shall determine height of mobile scaffold required;
  • Could an alternative means of access or height access equipment be used with less risk to the user;
  • Selection of the correct mobile scaffold e.g. type, height, width, access, etc shall be dependant upon height and task to be performed;
  • Structural adequacy of floor surface, suspended slab, awning, etc intended to support a mobile scaffold;
  • Location of any previously excavated trenches, basements, underground cavities, inadequately compacted supporting surfaces, underground services or utilities that may affect the erection of a mobile scaffold;
  • Location and voltage of overhead electrical services to be assessed, and where necessary isolated or de-energised whilst a mobile scaffold is erected and used within a designated exclusion zone;
  • Environmental hazards and risks to workers e.g. steel starter bars;
  • Working at heights, prevention of persons, tools and materials falling;
  • Means of access to work platforms within a mobile scaffold;
  • Inspection of mobile scaffold and components to assess condition and usability of a mobile scaffold;
  • Movement and shifting of mobile scaffold due to ground surface e.g. slope, compactness;
  • Are persons at risk of serious injury when erecting a mobile scaffold?
  • Hazardous manual tasks associated with the erection of a mobile scaffold.

Electrical Plumbing Group shall make a safe work method statement prepared for the erection, alteration and maintenance, and dismantling of a mobile scaffold available for perusal by workers.

Residual risk

Following the implementation of controls the risk should reduce to:

 Hazard  
 Risk/outcome  
 Control measures  
 Implementation of controls  
Introduction of hazards generated from the erection of a mobile scaffold as a result of implementing proposed control measures. Workers shall be exposed to risk of death or serious injury where hazards are created as a result of implementing proposed control measures.

Sustainable injuries would include but not be limited to:

  • First aid medical treatment for cuts and abrasions;
  • Electrocution;
  • Falls from heights resulting in multiple fractures;
  • Crushing injuries;
  • Musculoskeletal injuries; and
  • Permanent disability.

Collapse of scaffold.

Control measures as per the hierarchy of controls shall be developed and implemented where additional hazards are generated from the erection of a mobile scaffold.
Electrical Plumbing Group shall ensure hazards generated from the erection of a mobile scaffold are identified with the hazard controlled.

Control measures

To prevent risk of death or serious injury to workers and other persons, the person with management or control of the works shall ensure:

  • The risk of death or serious injury resulting due to the conduct of the task is assessed to determine a persons exposure;
  • Control measures to eliminate or minimise the risk of death or serious injury to persons shall be developed in consultation with workers;
  • Control measures as per the hierarchy of controls shall be implemented to prevent, or minimise a persons level of exposure to risk of death or serious injury;
  • Workers undertaking the erection, alteration, maintenance and dismantling of a mobile scaffold shall be trained as to any new control/s to be implemented and informed as to the hazard notification process should additional hazards be identified.

Residual risk

Following the implementation of controls the risk should reduce to:

 Additional hazards and risks with the erecting a mobile scaffold  

Additional hazards and risks identified with the erection of a mobile scaffold for which control measures have been developed as per the risk identification process include:

  • Workers erecting a mobile scaffold without having been involved in the planning process.
  • Working with incompatible, faulty or defective scaffold components.
  • Alteration or modification of mobile scaffold components.
  • Erection of mobile scaffold without conducting a pre-inspection of scaffold components.
  • Overhead electrical services and electrical parts at a workplace where it is proposed to erect a mobile scaffold.
  • Erection of mobile scaffold tower.
  • Working platforms associated with a mobile scaffold.
  • Exposed edge of a working platform.
  • Contact with an energised overhead electric line or a flash-over occurs.
  • Handling and connection of mobile scaffold components by a worker in the erection of a mobile scaffold.
  • Workers not provided with the required personal protective equipment and having not received instruction as to method by which to wear an article of PPE.
  • Training not provided to workers undertaking the erection of a mobile scaffold.
  • Housekeeping of a workplace not undertaken and/or no areas assigned for the storage of materials and plant.
  • Workers not advised of specific controls to be implemented to ensure compliance with Work Health and Safety Legislation, Codes of Practice and Standards.
  • Performance of tasks and activities undertaken in connection with the erection of a mobile scaffold.
  • Failure to monitor the implementation of control measures.

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