Electrical Switchboard SWMS

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Switchboard Installation SWMS

The electrical switchboard swms assess the risk following the hazard identification process connected with the electrical switchboard installation and the subsequent implementation of risk controls to manage the risk.

  • SWMS Electrical safe work method statement requires that hazard controls be implemented per safety procedures in electrical work when undertaking a crane lift to position a switchboard at the required electrical switchboard location.

Electrical Switchboard SWMS Example

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Electrical Switchboard Installation

Workplace Safety has conducted a JHA for lifting an electrical switchboard, namely selecting lifting gear and crane operation to lift the switchboard per safe work procedures for lifting operations with control measures developed for identified hazards the hierarchy of controls.

  • Assess and review OHS practices in the workplace to control risk

  • WHS consultation for the identification of hazards for the operation of crane to lift the electrical switchboard

  • Risk assessment to identify workplace hazards and risks that may potentially pose an immediate threat of death or serious injury

  • Health and safety planning for lifting operation to install electrical switchboard, e.g. mobile crane setup procedure, spotting electrical hazards

  • WHS consultation and participation processes ensure adequate health and safety communication

  • Workplace environmental hazards, e.g. overhead power lines, underground services, trenches and excavations

  • Tripping hazards in workplace likely to result in slips trips and falls injuries

  • Implementation of controls for lifting operation safety when installing electrical switchboard, e.g. isolation of hazards and services for electrical installations in hazardous areas

  • Safety information for employees to manage risks

  • Electrical hazards and control measures for high voltage power lines, e.g. power line clearance requirements, electrical safety isolation procedures

  • Electrical spotter to warn persons working in the vicinity of electricity lines, e.g. distance from power lines for cranes

  • Persons operating a crane are to undertake safe working load calculations per crane load chart against the crane's rated lifting capacity

  • Lifting slings and chains used to lift an electrical switchboard shall be selected and inspected by a dogger per lifting equipment inspection requirements

  • Crane safety for operating crane when lifting an electrical switchboard identifies potential crane lifting hazards, e.g. ground bearing pressure, exclusion zone for lifting operations, lifting operation hazards

  • Working at heights on ladders, mobile scaffolding and elevated work platforms in relation to the electrical switchboard location

  • Hazardous chemicals used in connection with electrical switchboard installation

  • Hazardous manual tasks in connection with the installation of switchboard

  • Personal protective equipment, e.g. height safety equipment, safety equipment for electricians and electrical safety gear

  • Health and safety training for workers, e.g. safe work practice training, electrical spotter training

  • Housekeeping at workplace per housekeeping policy and procedures

  • Legislative and regulatory requirements for compliance with whs legislation, e.g. crane code of practice, lifting equipment code of practice and workplace health and safety standards

  • Monitor and review of risk controls, e.g. implement and monitor work health and safety practices

  • Electrician tasks and activities in connection with electrical switchboard installation

SWMS Electrical

How to Install Switchboard

Electrical switchboard SWMS shall assess the risk of high-risk activities involved with lifting an electrical switchboard per electrical safety regulations and managing electrical risks in the workplace code of practice.

High-risk activities in construction that may expose persons lifting an electrical switchboard to hazards and risks are likely to include but not be limited to:

  • Working near overhead power lines, e.g. hazards from electricity

  • Hazards in lifting operations when lifting an electrical switchboard with a crane

  • Selection of lifting gear, e.g. lifting slings

  • Work at height when undertaking electrical switchboard installation

  • Other electrical switchboard installation hazards

Safe Work Procedure for Lifting Operation
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