Steel Construction Safe Work Method Statement:
The Steel Construction Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive 9 page procedure outlining the safety steps for Steel Construction. Steel construction involves erection of assembled portions and single components including columns, beams, bracing, rafters etc.
This SWMS covers general safety for steel construction. Steel construction involves erection of assembled portions and single components including columns, beams, bracing, rafters, flooring material such as steel decking and other related steel work.
This work activity involves the following “High Risk Construction Work”:
Structures or buildings involving structural alterations or repairs that require temporary support to prevent collapse.
Remember: The content of the SWMS should be refined over time and include consultation with workers and other persons conducting a business or undertaking. Prior to each new activity, the SWMS must be reviewed and revised to ensure it applies to the high risk construction work and the actual site you are working at.
This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is provided in the following document formats
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Inspect all components, Ensure:
- Components are marked and are correct size/type
- Bolts/washers are correct size and type
- Damaged equipment is taken out of service
- Sufficient number of components including bolts/washers
- All bracing, anchors and temporary guying equipment is available.
Establish exclusion zone using barricades and signs.
Follow design specifications.
Ensure all anchors/bracing and temporary guys are secured adequately to prevent movement.
A competent person should inspect the anchors/bracing/guys regularly. Including:
- Beginning of shift
- Extreme weather (high winds)
- After load stacking activities.
Where possible, begin erection in a braced bay.
Ensure firm footings for columns.
Use remote release shackles on columns to disconnect slings from the ground level.
Ensure all beams are secured before slings are released.
Ensure effective bolted connections. It may be necessary to re-tighten bolts after installation.
Ensure bolts are not bent to fit holes and do not enlarge holes to fit bolts.