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Safe work method statement - Skid steer loader - Pre-operational inspection

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Pre-operational inspection of skid steer loader

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

  • Safety mechanisms/equipment including FOPS and ROPS structures, boom arm restraining devices.
  • 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 skid steer loader 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 skid steer loader where hoisting components and elements are not inspected as part of the pre-operational inspection.
  • Failure to undertake regular greasing of a skid steer loaders grease points may result in mechanical damage and failure of plant.
  • Refueling operations of a skid steer loader whilst it is operational shall result in death or serious injury.
  • Etc.

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Safety procedure includes

Skid steer loader - Pre-operational inspection safe work method statement

Skid steer loader - 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 skid steer loader.
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Control measures

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

  • Consultation with employees.
  • Failure to conduct pre-operational inspection.
  • Failure to inspect functional operations of skid steer loader.
  • Preventative maintenance and refueling of skid steer loader.
  • Accessing cabin and excavator areas.
  • Personal protective equipment requirements.
  • Training requirements.
  • Housekeeping requirements.
  • Failure to monitor controls.
  • Risk matrix and descriptors.
  • Additional hazards, risks and controls form.
  • Approval and change management form.
  • Sign-off form - Pre-operational inspection of skid steer loader.

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