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Communications - Jointing SWMS

Communications - Jointing SWMS

Product SKU: 10395
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  • Provides a framework for training workers
  • Addresses generic risks and hazards
  • MS Word format allows you to make changes to the document
  • Can be used as part of tender applications, WHS inductions, and Toolbox talks
  • Assists with compliance requirements for WHS inspections

The Communications Jointing Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive document outlining the safety steps for the general tasks involved with Communications Jointing

This SWMS does not cover working on Telecommunications Towers or structures above 1.2 m height.

Information included in this SWMS, regarding tasks involved with Communications Jointing, does not cover “High Risk Construction Work” in sufficient detail. Dedicated SWMS should be developed for these tasks, and for any risks not covered in this SWMS.

Main hazards:

  • Sun exposure – sun burn, eye damage, skin cancer
  • Laceration / cuts
  • Struck by moving object – mobile plant
  • Electric shock / Electrocution
  • Explosion / Fire                             
  • Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) from hazardous manual tasks
  • Slips, trips & falls
  • Hearing Loss
  • Exposure to hazardous substances
  • Asphyxiation
  • Exposure to biological hazards – snakes, insects, vermin
  • Eye Damage - Lasers

Environmental risks may include:

-  Pollution of waterways or ground surfaces due to lack of cleanup of waste materials

-  Damage to ground surface & vegetation caused by explosions / fires

This SWMS includes:

  • PPE
  • Safety Notes
  • Planning
  • Preparation
  • Pre-Operational Inspection
  • Operation – excavating and backfilling trenches
  • Operation – Fibre Optic cable jointing – use of lasers
  • Operation – working in confined spaces
  • Operation – general
  • Testing & Commissioning
  • Maintenance
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Review
  • References

This SWMS 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.

Product Details:

  • Written by ex WHS inspectors
  • Referenced
  • Risk ratings before and after control measures
  • MS Word format NOT PDF
  • Task specific and site specific details easy to add
  • Includes easy to complete boxes for Company details and project details
  • Employee sign off section
  • Review Date: 31 July 2014

Related items:

  • Manual Handling – Hazardous Manual Tasks
  • Working around electricity
  • Confined Spaces
  • Heights – working at
  • Excavator
  • Plant & Equipment – working around
  • Hazardous Chemicals – working around

Product extract:

If jointing work involves the use of Fibre Optic Cables & Lasers:

Precautions must be taken to ensure that no worker is exposed at any time to dangerous levels of laser light as defined in AS2211.

All workers on the testing, jointing, termination or maintenance of fibre optic cables or terminal equipment are adequately trained

The light used for transmission on optical fibres is in a region of the electromagnetic spectrum that the human eye cannot detect.

Even if the light cannot be seen, it can still cause damage to your eyes.

Never look into the end of an optical fibre, pigtail, patch-cord or laser output (e.g. fibre optic transmission system, light source or fault locator).

Ensure:

-          People working on cables know what is happening at the other end

-          Voice contact with workers at the other end of the cable if possible, or have another communication system in place

-          Correct disposal of fibre offcuts

-          Fibre off cuts are safely contained and removed from the site.

A fibre microscope must not be used on a fibre unless it can be firmly established that that fibre is not connected to a laser light source (it is “dark”).

Examples of proven dark fibres are:

•  A patch lead unconnected at both ends

•  An unspliced pigtail

•  A pigtail that has been spliced to a cable and that has been checked with a proven level meter to show that it is dark

Note: All other fibres are to be treated as active.

Check with relevant State Regulator to determine any licensing or notification requirements for laser operators & the use of lasers. Never point Lasers at aircraft, vehicles or people.

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