SWMS Lighting Maintenance

Maintenance of Lighting System

The lighting maintenance method statement assesses the risk after identifying the hazards connected with the preventive lighting maintenance at a workplace and implementing control measures to manage risk.

  • Safe work method statements require hazard control measures to be implemented per electrical safety procedures and electrical lighting maintenance methods at a workplace.

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Electrical Lighting Maintenance Method Statement

Workplace Health and Safety has conducted a comprehensive hazard analysis for preventive lighting maintenance, e.g. maintenance of lighting system and electrical lighting repair with risk control measures developed for identified hazards per WHS hierarchy of controls.

  • Assess and review safety practices in the workplace to control risk

  • WHS consultation with employees on health and safety matters to identify potential hazards with undertaking the preventive lighting maintenance

  • Risk assessment to identify hazard and risk in the workplace that could result in death or serious injury

  • Health and safety planning for lighting preventive maintenance, e.g. minimise risks through the planning process

  • WHS consultation and participation processes ensure adequate health and safety communication

  • Workplace environmental hazards, e.g. confined space and working at heights

  • Slip trips and falls in the workplace having the potential to cause death or serious injury

  • Implementation of controls for the maintenance of lighting, e.g. isolation of hazards and services

  • Health and safety at work information and instructions for workers to manage risks

  • Electrical health and safety plan for electrical lighting maintenance that identifies lighting hazards in the workplace and provides safety guidelines for electrical workers, e.g. electrical safety matting

  • Electrical testing equipment, e.g. electrical test device used when undertaking the operation and maintenance of lighting

  • Insulated tools used in the preventive maintenance of lighting, e.g. electricians testing tools

  • Contact with energised electrical equipment resulting in electrocution, electric shock and electrical injuries

  • Electrical spotter to warn persons working in the vicinity of energised electrical equipment, e.g. electrical hazards

  • Visual inspection of lighting at workplace to ensure safety with electrical equipment and compliance with WHS legislative requirements, e.g. light fittings and fixtures, electric power cable, electrical leads

  • Test electrical equipment and function of lighting in workplace per workplace lighting standards, e.g. residual current device operation, workplace lighting levels

  • Maintenance of emergency lighting requires that an emergency lighting maintenance test be undertaken with the results documented in an emergency and exit lighting maintenance log book

  • Preventive maintenance of lighting is the cleaning of covers for light fixtures, lighting fixtures globes and any lighting fixtures repair

  • Record the results of workplace lighting testing and any electrical lighting repair in the lighting maintenance report

  • Work at heights on ladders for electrical work, mobile scaffold and electrically insulated aerial work platforms

  • Hazardous chemicals and hazardous products used in connection with lighting preventive maintenance

  • Hazardous manual tasks in connection with the maintenance of lighting

  • Personal protective equipment, e.g. PPE for electricians, PPE clothing and electrical safety gear electrical

  • Health and safety training for workers, e.g. electrical equipment hazardous areas training

  • Workplace housekeeping per housekeeping policy and procedures

  • Legislative and regulatory requirements for compliance with WHS legislation, e.g. code of practice for workplace lighting, workplace lighting regulations and workplace lighting standards

  • Monitoring controls, e.g. assessment and review the effectiveness of control measures

  • Electrician tasks and activities in connection with lighting maintenance

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SWMS Lighting Maintenance

Safe work procedure for maintenance of lighting system shall assess the risk of construction high-risk activities involved in preventive lighting maintenance.

High-risk work activities that may expose workers to WHS hazards are likely to include but not be limited to:

  • Implementing an isolation procedure for electrical equipment to ensure electrical equipment safety

  • Lockout electrical equipment

  • Testing electrical equipment per safe work procedure for electrical work

  • Working at height

  • Use of electrical testing tools, e.g. live electrical testing

  • Other lighting maintenance hazards.