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Rail Maintenance – Turnout Components - Replacing SWMS

Rail Maintenance – Turnout Components - Replacing SWMS

Product SKU: 10312
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  • Review Date: 14 March 2014

Rail - Replace Turnout Components Information:

The Rail - Replace turnout components Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive 22 page procedure outlining the safety steps for replacing steel turnout components on rail tracks.

The Rail - Replacing turnout components Work Method Statement (WMS) 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 WHS System.

This SWMS involves general hazards/risks associated with replacing steel turnout components on rail tracks.

Main hazards:

  • Vehicular collision
  • Hit by moving vehicle
  • Electric shock
  • Struck by moving/ejected object
  • Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) from hazardous manual tasks
  • Crushing injuries associated with loads

A site/task specific SWMS should be developed for hazards not covered in this SWMS and for any High Risk Tasks undertaken during the scope of the works.

The Rail - Replacing turnout components Work Method Statement can be used as part of your WHS inductions, for Tool box talks or tender applications.

The Rail - Replace Turnout Components includes:

  • PPE
  • Safety Notes
  • Planning
  • Preparation
  • Pre-Operational Inspection
  • Loading/unloading sleeper transport vehicle
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Emergency Plan
  • Review
  • References
  • Employee Sign off section
  • Risk Assessment Matrix

Loading/unloading sleeper transport vehicle:

  • Park in designated area - clear of hazards (obstructions, pedestrians, vehicle traffic, overhead electric lines etc).
  • Establish pedestrian exclusion zone. Use mechanical aids to load components as required. Do not lift loads over persons.
  • Ensure suitable rated tie-down equipment and procedures.
  • Ensure load secured and protected to ensure no movement during transit and to maintain quality of product.
  • Upon arrival at site, check load has not shifted and is safe to be removed.
  • Do not allow persons to assist machine operator during unloading tasks.
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