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Safe work method statement - Motor vehicle - Pre-operational inspection

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What is a pre-operational inspection?

The purpose of conducting a pre-operational inspection of a vehicle is to assess for potential hazards generated as a result of its operation in the performance of a task. The inspection would include but not be limited to:

  • Safety mechanisms/equipment, etc.
  • Air, hydraulic, exhaust and fuel system leaks.
  • Electrical systems.
  • Brakes.
  • Etc.

Hazards and risks

Hazards associated with the conduct of a pre-operational inspection of a vehicle in the performance of a task would include but not be limited to:

  • Failure of hydraulic systems or components where not included as part of the pre-operational inspection;
  • Structural damage to vehicle where structural elements, etc are not inspected as part of the pre-operational inspection;
  • Failure to undertake a visual operational inspection of the vehicle may result in mechanical damage and failure of the vehicle;
  • Operation of vehicle by person not assessed as being competent n the conduct of a pre-operational inspection;
  • Etc.

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Motor vehicle - Pre-operational inspection

Motor vehicle pre-operational inspection safe work method statement is a 12 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, injury or illness generated as a result of conducting a pre-operational inspection of a motor vehicle prior to its operation on a public roadway or carriageway.
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$125.00
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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.
  • Operation of vehicle without conducting a pre-operational inspection.
  • Refuelling of motor vehicle.
  • Failure to report faults identified during a pre-operational inspection.
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Training requirements.
  • Failure to monitor controls.
  • Risk matrix and descriptors.
  • Additional hazards, risks and controls.
  • Approval and change management form.
  • Sign-off for pre-operational inspection of a motor vehicle.

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