SWMS Roof Trusses
Roof Work Method Statement
The SWMS roof trusses assesses the risk following the hazard identification process for roof truss construction and the subsequent implementation of risk controls to manage risk.
Trusses safe work method statement requires control measures be implemented per the hierarchy of risk controls when undertaking roof truss installation.
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Method Statement for Installation of Roof Trusses
Workplace Health and Safety has conducted a comprehensive hazard analysis for roof truss framing, e.g. how to build roof trusses with risk controls developed for identified hazards per risk controls hierarchy.
Assess and review health and safety practices in the workplace to control risk
WHS consultation for the identification of hazards with the construction of roof trusses
Risk assessment to identify workplace hazards and risks likely to result in serious bodily injury or death
Health and safety planning for how to erect roof trusses, e.g. minimise risks through the planning process
WHS consultation and participation processes ensure adequate health and safety communication
Workplace environmental hazards, e.g. trenches and excavations, working at heights, overhead power lines
Slip trips and falls in the workplace having the potential to result in slips, trips and falls injuries
Implementation of controls for roof truss construction, e.g. isolation of hazards and services in hazardous areas for lifting operation safety
Safety information for employees to manage risks
Method to minimise risk when measuring to mark roof truss members to be cut
Tools and equipment used in the construction of roof framing with trusses
Cutting tools to cut roof truss components, e.g. circular saw, drop saw and the like
Setting out roof trusses
Electrical hazards and control measures for high voltage power lines, e.g. power line clearance requirements, electrical safety isolation procedures
Electrical spotter to warn persons working in the vicinity of electricity lines, e.g. distance from power lines for cranes
Persons operating a crane are to undertake safe working load calculations per crane load chart against the crane's rated lifting capacity
Lifting slings and chains, e.g. roof truss lifting equipment used to lift roof trusses shall be selected and inspected by a dogger per lifting equipment inspection requirements
Crane safety for operating crane when lifting roof truss components identifies potential crane lifting hazards, e.g. ground bearing pressure, exclusion zone for lifting operations, lifting operation hazards
Erect roof trusses per roof truss plan, e.g. spacing for roof trusses, roof truss bracing details
Secure roof trusses and roof truss components per roof truss drawings and roof truss installation guide, e.g. roof truss to top plate connection
Installation of roof truss tie-downs and roof truss bracing to prevent roof truss uplift
Roof truss plan shall specify the required roof truss fixings and roof truss anchors per standard roof truss design
Hazard controls for drilling materials to erect roof trusses, masonry materials may result in silica dust exposure
Working at height on ladders, scaffolding and elevated work platforms when undertaking roof construction
Hazardous chemicals used in connection with roof framing, e.g. chemical anchors, liquid nails
Hazardous manual tasks in connection with the construction of roof trusses
Personal protective equipment, e.g. PPE goggles, PPE gloves, PPE working at height
Health and safety training for workers, e.g. carpentry training for the construction of roof trusses
Workplace housekeeping incorporating material handling and storage safety
Legislative and regulatory requirements for compliance with WHS legislation, e.g. roof truss regulations, roof truss building code and WHS standards
Monitoring controls, e.g. assessment and review the effectiveness of control measures
Carpentry tasks and activities in connection with truss roof framing construction
Erect Roof Trusses SWMS
SWMS Installing roof trusses shall assess the risk of construction high-risk activities for timber floor framing construction.
High-risk work activities that may expose workers to WHS hazards are likely to include but not be limited to:
Plant and equipment used in the work task
Fit, position and secure roof truss members
Work at height, e.g. fall from heights
Use of hand and power tools
Other roof truss installation hazards