SWMS Lighting Maintenance
Electrical Lighting Maintenance Method Statement
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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Maintenance of Lighting System
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
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.