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Safe work method statement - Scissor lift - Pre-operational inspection

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Pre-operational inspection of a scissor lift

The purpose of conducting a pre-operational inspection of a scissor lift 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 including hydraulic systems, platform, etc.
  • Air, hydraulic, exhaust and fuel system leaks.
  • Electrical systems.
  • Service and emergency brakes.
  • Etc.

Hazards and risks

Hazards associated with the conduct of a pre-operational inspection of a scissor lift 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 scissor lift where hydraulics, platform, etc are not inspected as part of the pre-operational inspection;
  • Failure to undertake a visual operational inspection of the scissor lift may result in mechanical damage and failure of plant;
  • Operation of scissor lift by person not assessed as being competent in the conduct of a pre-operational inspection;
  • Etc.

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Scissor lift - Pre-operational inspection safe work method statement

Scissor lift - Pre-operational inspection safe work method statement is a 14 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 undertaking the pre-operational inspection of a scissor lift.
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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.
  • Operating a scissor lift outside of its capabilities.
  • Pre-operational inspection.
  • Plant operators competency.
  • Ergonomic issues.
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Training requirements.
  • Housekeeping.
  • 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 scissor lift.

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