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Safe work method statement - Structural steel erection - Planning and preparation

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Preparation and planning

A structural steel frame is a structural framework comprising of columns and rafters supporting roof purlins and bridging, bracing and wall girts clad with external cladding.

Tasks

Tasks associated with erection, positioning and connection of structural steel frame components include:

  • Planning and set out of holding down bolts, columns, etc, relevant to supporting structural steel frame components;
  • Working at heights when erecting, positioning and connecting structural steel frame components;
  • Lifting of structural steel frame components in an established exclusion zone for an overhead electrical service or electrical part;
  • Lifting and positioning of structural steel frame components using a mobile crane;
  • Erection, securing and temporary guying of structural steel frame;
  • Connection and bolting of structural steel frame components.

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Safety procedure includes

Planning and preparation safe work method statement

Planning and preparation safe work method statement is an 18 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, serious injury or illness in the planning and preparation stage of a structural steel frame associated with a building or structure.
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Control measures

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

  • Consultation with workers.
  • Generation of hazards.
  • Planning and set out of structural steel frame components e.g. holding down bolts.
  • Working at heights erecting and connecting structural steel frame components using an EWP or fall arrest system.
  • Exclusion zone for overhead electrical services and electrical parts.
  • Lifting of structural steel frame components using a crane.
  • Erection, securing and temporary guying of structural steel frame components.
  • Connection and bolting of structural steel frame components.
  • Manual handling tasks.
  • Personal protective equipment requirements.
  • Training requirements.
  • Housekeeping requirements.
  • Failure to monitor controls.
  • Risk matrix and descriptors.
  • Additional hazards, risks and controls.
  • Approval and change management form.
  • Sign-off for structural steel erection - Planning and preparation.

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