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Review Date: 14 March 2014
The Painting Safety Procedure includes :
General Painting Safety Information :
The Painting Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive 7 page procedure outlining the safety steps for general Painting. It does not include paint stripping/removal or spray painting.
The Painting procedure is ready to use and is not a blank template. Simply add your company details, ABN, and include any site specific details or risks and make it specific to the task at hand. It is then ready for printing and to be incorporated as part of your overall OHS System.
The Painting procedure can be used as part of your OHS inductions, for Tool box talks or tender applications.
Storage and Transit
Keep quantities to a minimum wherever possible.
Ensure adequate ventilation and spill containment.
Ensure no ignition sources in area.
Note : Ignition sources include pilot lights, stoves, heaters, cigarettes, matches/lighters, grinding, welding, power points, lighting, light switches, radio transmitters, mobile phones, battery powered forklifts etc.
Keep all containers labeled and closed when not in use.
Provide facilities for disposal of rags etc.
Keep paints outside of main vehicle cabin if possible. Secure so paints cannot move/become damaged/spill during transit.
OHS Legislation in all States
WorkSafe Victoria Bulletin (2008) Transporting small quantities of dangerous goods - Tools of trade
Wor kcover NSW (2004) Media releases Painting firm fined $50,700 after fall from roof.
Work Safe Victoria Code of Practice Storage and Handling of Dangerous Goods
Work Safe Victoria Code of Practice Manual Handling
AS/NZS 2340 Classification of Hazardous Areas
AS 2381.1 Electrical equipment for Explosive Atmospheres
AS1940 1994 Storage and Handling of Flammable and Combustible Liquids
Work Safe Victoria Prevention of falls in General Construction (2006)
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