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This includes: Employers/PCBUs and self-employed persons. Persons in control of the workplace. Supervisors. Designers. Manufacturers. Suppliers. Workers. Inspectors. 1.2.3 SAFE WORK PRACTICES Safe work practices are methods that must be implemented to make sure a job is carried out as safely as possible. Safe work practices include: Day to day observation of OHS/WHS policies and procedures. Emergency procedures. Risk assessment. Use of basic fire-fighting equipment. Safe work practices are governed by legislative requirements and workplace procedures. Safe work practices relate to: Drugs and alcohol at work. Access to site amenities, such as drinking water and toilets. General requirements for safe use of plant and equipment. General requirements for use of personal protective equipment and clothing. Smoking in designated areas. Housekeeping to ensure a clean, tidy and safe work area. Preventing bullying and harassment. Storage and removal of debris. Safe work practices should be referred to, and documented, when completing Safe Work Method Statements as a guideline for how to carry out a task safely. NO SMOKING
Doc - TLILIC2001A Licence to operate a forklift truck Version - 4.0 Page 12 of 54 Release - Feb 2015 Review - Feb 2016 Document uncontrolled when released 1.2.4 SAFE WORK METHOD STATEMENTS A Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) details how specific hazards and risks, related to the task being completed, will be managed and is developed by the employer/PCBU for their employees/workers. SWMS fulfill a number of objectives: They outline a safe method of work for a specific job. They provide an induction document that workers must read and understand before starting the job. They assist in meeting legal responsibilities for the risk management process, hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control. They assist in effectively coordinating the work, the materials required, the time required and the people involved to achieve a safe and efficient outcome. They are a quality assurance tool. Completing a SWMS: 1. Break the job down into logical steps taking into consideration what is required to be achieved by the task. 2. Against each step, identify the workplace hazards in this activity i.e. the ways that a person [or plant] could be injured or harmed [or damaged] during each step. 3. Decide on measures required to mitigate hazards, i.e. what could be done to make the job safer and prevent the injuries or harm that may occur. 4. Identify roles and responsibilities for actions and outcomes to make ensure risk controls are carried out and supervision of the process occurs. 5. Ensure the SWMS is fully understood by all workers prior to commencing the task. The Safe Work Method Statement must be available for inspection at any given time. It must also be reviewed each year and amended if necessary.

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