(Your Business Name Here) – Safe Work Procedure
DO NOT use this machine unless you have been instructed
in its safe use and operation and have been given permission
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Safety glasses must be worn at all times in work areas.
Long and loose hair must be contained.
Do not stand on hoist whilst hoist is in operation.
Sturdy footwear must be worn at all times in work areas.
Close fitting/protective clothing must be worn.
Rings and jewellery must not be worn.
PRE-OPERATIONAL SAFETY CHECKS
Locate and ensure you are familiar with all machine operations and controls.
Ensure all guards are fitted, secure and functional. Do not operate if guards are missing or faulty.
Ensure the vehicle hoist has operating and maintenance instructions permanently located and clearly visible.
Check the capacity of the hoist compared to the weight of the vehicle. If vehicle is too heavy, do not proceed.
Ensure the area is clean and clear of grease, oil.
Check workspaces and walkways to ensure no slip/trip hazards are present.
Check that all safety devices are in good condition.
Ensure support arms are capable of being locked in position.
Ensure rubber pads are in good condition on all load points.
OPERATIONAL SAFETY CHECKS
Centre the vehicle on the hoist, ensuring the weight is evenly distributed to the front and rear.
Identify the correct jacking points and place the lifting pads under the vehicle at the front and rear on the jacking points, ensuring contact.
Only one person shall operate the hoist at a time.
The hoist must not be operated unless it has a current certificate of inspection.
Ensure the area is clear of people and equipment before operating.
Check vehicle stability by looking at the jacking points.
Engage manual lock.
ENDING OPERATIONS AND CLEANING UP
Lower the vehicle hoist and switch off machine when work completed.
Leave the equipment and work area in a safe, clean and tidy state.
POTENTIAL HAZARDS AND INJURIES
Hair/clothing getting caught in moving machine parts.
Do not use faulty equipment. Immediately report suspect equipment.
Never leave the machine running unattended.
This SWP does not necessarily cover all possible hazards associated with this equipment and should be used in conjunction with other references. It is designed as a guide to be used to compliment training and as a reminder to users prior to equipment use.
This information is based on material published by the South Australian Department of Education and Children’s Services.