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- Assists with compliance requirements for WHS inspections
- Review Date: 14 March 2014
The House Raising Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive procedure outlining the safety steps for the raising, sliding and re-stumping of houses.
This work method statement 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 lifting and sliding a structure/building for temporary works such as re-stumping and maintenance. This does not include measures for permanent structure lifting (such as increasing floor height levels). For permanent raised works, ensure competent persons (such as Structural Engineers) provide detailed assessments and instructions. Ensure a SWMS is conducted for any risks not addressed in this SWMS and for particular site conditions.
- Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) from hazardous manual handling tasks
- Exposure to contaminated ground/ atmosphere
- Electric shock
- Slips, trips, falls
- Exposure to dangerous animals (pets, snakes, spiders, wasps etc)
- Environmental impact (contamination, disruption of surface water, disruption of flora/fauna habitat)
The House Raising Work Method Statement can be used as part of your WHS inductions, for Tool box talks or tender applications.
This SWMS includes:
- Safety Notes
- Pre-Operational Inspection
- Emergency Procedures
- Employee sign off section
- Hierarchy of Controls
- Risk Assessment Matrix
Ready to Use
Save time with our pre-filled, fully customisable templates. Simply add your company details, ABN, and include any site specific details or risks ensuring it is specific to the task at hand. It is then ready for printing and inclusion in your overall WHS System.
- Written by ex WHS inspectors
- Risk ratings before and after control measures
- Provides a framework for training workers
- Can be used as part of tender applications, WHS inductions, and Toolbox talks
- Manual Handling – Hazardous Manual Tasks
- Asbestos – Working in Roofs
- Contact with Utilities
- LOTO – Lock Out Tag Out
Operation: (extract only)
- Sufficient room for delivery of materials
- Located away from traffic/vehicles/pedestrians (develop appropriate traffic management plan – include physical barriers, caution signs, etc)
- Located clear of overhead electric lines. Ensure no work is conducted within No Go Zones of overhead electric lines unless de-energised and evidence is obtained from the power supplier on on-going isolation.
Ensure site is suitable for works to begin. Example:
- No persons inside dwelling
- Vegetation cleared
- Property protected where required
- Excess water removed
- Contaminants cleared/removed
- Dangerous animals cleared/removed
- Utilities repaired if required, de-energised and marked / protected from accidental damage
- Suitable weather conditions. Do not proceed in low-light, inclement weather or high winds
- All required materials are available onsite.