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Excavator Operation SWMS

Excavator Operation SWMS

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  • Review Date: 14 March 2014

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The Safe Work Procedure outlines the Safety Steps required to operate Large Excavators Safely. Large Excavators need to be used with caution and appropriate safety procedures. The Large Excavator procedure is Not A Blank Template. Safety Procedures can be edited or customised in MS Word if required.

The Large Excavator Safe Work Method Statement includes:

  • Risk Assessment
  • Being Prepared
  • Pre-start Checks
  • Vehicle Operation
  • Completion
  • Emergency Procedure
  • Risk Ratings

Large Excavators Safety Notes 

Before operating large excavators:

  • Check hydraulic hoses and couplings for splits and leaks.
  • Check fluid and oil levels.
  • Familiarise yourself with the controls and safety decal information.
  • Confirm the area is free of personnel.
  • Check all controls for operation direction marking.
Australia – NTIS – National Training Information Service - BCCPO3003B: Conduct excavator operations
New South Wales – WorkCover – A Guide for Front End Loaders and Excavator Drivers 1994
Tasmania – Magistrates Court - Coronial Findings - Record of Investigation into Death - Rodney James Lindsay
United States - NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Publication No. 2004-107: Preventing Injuries When Working with Hydraulic Excavators and Backhoe Loaders
New York State – Department of Health - Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation - Equipment Operator Killed when Pinned to a Tree by an Excavator (Case Report: 06NY010) 
Hong Kong – Labour Department - Code of Practice in the Safe Use of Excavators
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