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METHOD STATEMENT FOR Package Number

LOADING AND UNLOADING PROCEDURE


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METHOD STATEMENT FOR


LOADING AND UNLOADING PROCEDURE

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METHOD STATEMENT FOR Package Number
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CONTENTS

 PURPOSE…………………………………………………………………………3
 RESPONSIBILITIES……………………………………………………………...3
 DEFINITIONS…………………………………………………………………….3
 PROCEDURE DETAILS…………………………………………………………4
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 Weather……………………………………………………………………...5
 Lifting Equipment…………………………………………………………5
 Designated Loading and Unloading Areas…………………….5
 Communications………………………………………………………….6
 Unloading Equipment………………………………………………….6
 Vehicle Speed………………………………………………………………6
 GENERALREQUIREMENTS…………………………………………………..7
 Site Induction………………………………………………………………7
 Personal protective equipment…………………………………..7
 Working at Heights………………………………………………………7
 Risk and Hazard ID……………………………………………………….7

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PURPOSE
THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROCEDURE IS TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY OR INCIDENT DURING THE LOADING OR UNLOADING OF
MATERIAL OR EQUIPMENT WHILST ON SNC PROJECT C-70001 THIS PROCEDURE DESCRIBES THE STANDARDS NECESSARY
TO ENSURE ALL EMPLOYEES FULLY UNDERSTAND THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES AND NECESSARY ACTIONS REQUIRED FOR SAFELY
LOADING AND UNLOADING OF PORTA CABINS /CONTAINERS

RESPONSIBILITIES
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL TO ENSURE THAT HAZARDS AND SAFETY
ISSUES ARE RESOLVED AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE AND THE WORKPLACE IS FREE FROM HAZARDS.
PROJECT MANAGER SHALL:
 ENSURE A SYSTEM FOR LOADING AND UNLOADING VEHICLES IS ESTABLISHED, IMPLEMENTED AND REGULARLY
AUDITED;
 APPROVE ANY LOADS BEING DISPATCHED FROM THE SUPPLIER’S DEPOT;
 ENSURE THE PERSONNEL LOADING AND UNLOADING VEHICLES ARE APPROPRIATELY TRAINED; AND

SUPERVISORS SHALL:
 ENSURE THAT PERSONNEL LOADING AND UNLOADING VEHICLES ARE AWARE OF AND UNDERSTAND THE
ASSOCIATED HAZARDS AND THE CONTROLS TO BE PUT IN PLACE.

ALL PERSONNEL SHALL:


 CONDUCT A RISK ASSESSMENT BEFORE COMMENCING WORKS TO IDENTIFY ANY HAZARDS OR RISK;
 CONDUCT A “LOAD ASSESSMENT” PRIOR TO LOOSENING OR REMOVING ANY DEVICES SECURING LOADS, IF THE
LOAD HAS “SHIFTED” CONTACT YOUR SUPERVISOR DO NOT CONTINUE TO UNLOAD.
 ENSURE THIS PROCEDURE IS IMPLEMENTED.

DEFINITIONS
SHALL: INDICATES THAT A STATEMENT IS MANDATORY.

SHOULD: INDICATES A RECOMMENDATION.

ENSURE: REFERENCE TO AN OBLIGATION OF A PARTY OR THE PARTIES TO (I) ENSURE THAT AN OUTCOME IS
ACHIEVED OR (II) THAT AN OBLIGATION OR TASK IS PERFORMED; IS TO BE UNDERTAKEN BY THAT
RESPONSIBLE PARTY OR PARTIES EXERCISING DUE CARE, SKILL AND DILIGENCE AND BY TAKING ALL
REASONABLE STEPS.

CRADLES: PURPOSE MADE EQUIPMENT THAT IS USED TO MANAGE LOADS OF EQUIPMENT WHILE BEING
TRANSPORTED OR LIFTED. IT ALLOWS THE LOAD TO BE LIFTED FROM THE ONE LEVEL TO ANOTHER IN

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ITS ENTIRETY. ALL CRADLES SHALL BE TAGGED AND CERTIFIED.

CONTRACTOR: A PERSON CONTRACTED TO UNDERTAKE A TASK.

OPERATOR: THE EMPLOYEE TRAINED IN THIS PROCEDURE, FAMILIARIZED WITH THE VEHICLE / PLANT AND IS
AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE A SPECIFIC VEHICLE AND OR PLANT TYPE ETC. THE EMPLOYEE SHALL HAVE
COMPLETED AN APPROVED LIGHT VEHICLE OPERATOR COURSE AND BE ASSESSED AS BEING COMPETENT
BY A SUITABLY AUTHORIZED PERSON ON SITE.

CONTAINERIZED: MATERIAL THAT CAN BE TRANSPORTED IN BULK OR AS MIXED LOADS INSIDE SEA CONTAINERS.
CONTAINER SIZE TO BE NO GREATER THAN THE STANDARDIZED NORM AS SET OUT IN THE RELEVANT
SHIPPING AND TRANSPORT REGULATIONS.

RISK ASSESSMENT A DOCUMENTED RISK ASSESSMENT COMPLETED BY PERSONNEL AT BOTH THE INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM
LEVEL PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT OF A TASK. TAKE 5’S, SAFE WORK METHOD STATEMENT (SWMS)
OR JHA’S ARE COMPLETED IN ORDER TO IDENTIFY RELEVANT HAZARDS AND ESTABLISH / IMPLEMENT
SUITABLE CONTROL MEASURES.

PRE START A DOCUMENT, WHICH REQUIRES VEHICLE OPERATORS TO INSPECT A VEHICLE PRIOR TO OPERATION OR
CHECKLIST: AT THE TIME OF HANDING OVER OF THE VEHICLE TO ANOTHER OPERATOR.

LOAD A DOCUMENT, WHICH REQUIRES VEHICLE OPERATORS TO INSPECT A VEHICLE’S LOAD PRIOR TO
ASSESSMENT: LOOSENING OR REMOVING ANY DEVICES SECURING LOADS OR CONDUCTING ANY TASKS INVOLVED
WITH LOADING OR UNLOADING A VEHICLE

PROCEDURE DETAILS

RISK ASSESSMENT
ALL PERSONNEL INVOLVED WITH LOADING AND UNLOADING MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT SHALL PARTICIPATE IN AND
COMPLETE A RISK ASSESSMENT (I.E. SAFE WORK METHOD STATEMENT (SWMS), JHA OR TAKE 5).
AFTER THE RELEVANT DOCUMENTATION HAS BEEN CHECKED, A RISK ASSESSMENT SHALL BE UNDERTAKEN AND SHOULD TAKE
THE FOLLOWING INTO CONSIDERATION:

 LOAD COMPOSITION: DESCRIBING LOAD CHARACTERISTICS, INDIVIDUAL MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT WEIGHTS
(WERE APPLICABLE);
 TRANSPORT INSTRUCTIONS;
 RIGGING AND LIFTING POINT CERTIFICATION (I.E. LUGS AND CHAINS TAGGED AND ACCOMPANIED BY
CERTIFICATION), AND VEHICLE OPERATORS JOURNEY LOG;

 CONDUCT A “LOAD ASSESSMENT” PRIOR TO LOOSENING OR REMOVING ANY DEVICES SECURING LOADS, IF THE
LOAD HAS “SHIFTED” CONTACT YOUR SUPERVISOR DO NOT CONTINUE TO UNLOAD.

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OPERATIONAL PLANT AND MACHINERY


ALL LOAD SHIFTING MACHINERY AND PLANT SHALL BE AUTHORIZED BY THE PROJECT MANAGER TO BE USED ON SITE.
AUTHORISATION SHALL ONLY BE GIVEN AFTER THE RELEVANT MACHINERY AND PLANT HAS UNDERGONE AN INSPECTION
PRIOR TO USE ON SITE. ONCE ON SITE ALL MACHINERY AND PLANT SHALL BE INSPECTED.
CRANES AND OTHER LIFTING MACHINERY / PLANT SHALL BE REGULATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE BRITISH STANDARDS.
PERSONNEL ASSESSED AS BEING COMPETENT MACHINERY AND PLANT OPERATORS SHALL BE DESIGNATED AS COMPETENT
OPERATORS ONLY AFTER PROVISION OF RELEVANT LICENSES, QUALIFICATIONS, COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT AND PLANT
FAMILIARIZATION ON SITE.
PERSONNEL WITH THE RELEVANT AND APPLICABLE QUALIFICATIONS AND LICENSE SHALL THEN UNDERGO A COMPETENCY
ASSESSMENT, AT THE COMPLETION OF WHICH THEY SHALL EITHER BE APPROVED / NOT APPROVED AS DESIGNATED
OPERATORS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR LICENSE RESTRICTIONS.

WEATHER
WEATHER PATTERNS FOR BOTH REGIONAL AND LOCAL CONDITIONS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO IMPACT UPON LOADING AND
UNLOADING OPERATIONS CONDUCTED THROUGHOUT THE PROJECT. ENSURE ADEQUATE INFORMATION IS DISSEMINATED TO
PERSONNEL.

LIFTING EQUIPMENT
ALL LIFTING EQUIPMENT SHALL MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS;
 ALL LIFTING EQUIPMENT SHALL BE TAGGED AND CERTIFIED ON ARRIVAL AT SITE AND PRIOR TO USE;
 ALL LIFTING EQUIPMENT MUST BE INSPECTED AND TAGGED BY A COMPETENT PERSON EVERY THREE MONTHS AND
ENTERED INTO THE APPROPRIATE LIFTING REGISTER;

 EQUIPMENT OR MATERIAL, WITH HAVE DESIGNATED LIFTING POINTS, SHALL BE ACCOMPANIED WITH THE CORRECT
CERTIFICATIONS AND TESTING DOCUMENTATION;

 MATERIALS WITH DESIGNATED LIFTING POINTS, WHICH ARE NOT ACCOMPANIED WITH THE CORRECT TAGS,
CERTIFICATION AND TESTING DOCUMENTATION, MUST NOT BE REMOVED USING THE LIFTING POINTS. SHOULD THIS
OCCUR THE CRANE SUPERINTENDENT IS TO BE NOTIFIED AND CALLED TO INSPECT THE SUSPECT LIFTING POINTS;

 THE REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION AND TESTING DOCUMENTATION SHALL BE APPLIED TO ALL PURPOSE BUILT
LIFTING EQUIPMENT SUCH AS FLAT RACKS, CONTAINERS, CRADLES AND BOLSTERS ETC

ALL LIFTS SHALL BE CONDUCTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCEDURE FOR LIFTING EQUIPMENT AND SUSPENDED LOADS

DESIGNATED LOADING AND UNLOADING AREAS


TO ENSURE LOADING AND UNLOADING OPERATIONS ARE CONDUCTED WITHOUT INTERFERENCE FROM ADJACENT ACTIVITIES,
MOBILE MACHINERY, PLANT AND PERSONNEL A DESIGNATED AREA SHALL BE ESTABLISHED WHERE POSSIBLE.
WHERE PRACTICABLE THE DESIGNATED AREA SHALL BE CLEARLY MARKED AND SIGN POSTED AS A RESTRICTED AREA. ALL
PERSONNEL OPERATING WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THIS AREA SHALL WEAR A HIGH VISIBILITY VEST OR LIKE CLOTHING.
MOBILE PLANT AND EQUIPMENT SUCH AS FORKLIFTS AND LIFTING EQUIPMENT SHALL BE DESIGNATED FOR USE WITHIN THE
CONFINES OF THIS AREA AND SHALL THEREFORE, BE RESTRICTED TO USE WITHIN THIS AREA ONLY. THIS WILL SIGNIFICANTLY

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REDUCE THE PROBABILITY OF UNAUTHORISED USE OF VEHICLES AND MOBILE PLANT FOR TASKS OTHER THAN LOADING AND
UNLOADING MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT.

COMMUNICATIONS
COMMUNICATION CHANNELS DURING LOADING AND UNLOADING SHALL BE CLEARED AS MUCH ASPOSSIBLE TO ENSURE
DIRECTIONS ARE NOT MISINTERPRETED.TO ENSURE MESSAGES AND INSTRUCTIONS ARE INTERPRETED CORRECTLY, ALL
INSTRUCTIONS ISSUED OVERRADIOS ARE TO BE REPEATED BY THE RECEIVING PARTY.

IF HAND SIGNALS ARE TO BE USED, THESE MUST BE AGREED UPON BY BOTH THE PERSON DIRECTING THE LOAD AND THE
OPERATOR PRIOR TO COMMENCING THE LIFT.

THE LOADING AND UNLOADING OF MATERIALS IS NOT TO PROGRESS UNLESS ALL PARTIES ARE SURE OF THEJOB PLAN AND
GENERAL WORK SCOPE AND HAVE COMPLETED AND SIGNED A JHA OR TAKE 5.

UNLOADING EQUIPMENT
SAFE ACCESS TO TRUCKS SHALL BE PROVIDED TO ENSURE THREE POINTS OF CONTACT FOR ACCESS OR EGRESS OF ANY PART OF
A VEHICLE THAT IS ABOVE GROUND HEIGHT;
A FALL PREVENTION (GUARD RAILS) OR RESTRAINT SYSTEM(HARNESS & LANYARD) SHALL BE PUT IN PLACE IF ANY PERSON
NEEDS TO ACCESS A LOAD OR TRAY ABOVE GROUND LEVEL.
TRUCK DRIVERS ARE PERMITTED TO LOOSEN LOAD BINDERS AND SECURE EQUIPMENT ON THE COMPLETION OF UNLOADING.
DRIVERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ASSIST IN ANY OTHER LOADING OR UNLOADING ACTIVITIES AND MUST REMAIN EITHER IN
THE CAB OF THE TRUCK / VEHICLE OR IN AN AGREED SAFE LOCATION.
WHEN UNLOADING MATERIALS THE FOLLOWING SHALL OCCUR:
 UNLOADING MATERIALS IS TO BE DIRECTED FROM THE GROUND, OR ANOTHER SAFE LOCATION, IN THE EVENT OF
EITHER RESTRICTED VIEW, THE GOING OUT OF VIEW, OR NO VIEW AT ALL;

 NO PERSON IS TO BE ON THE TRAY OF THE TRUCK OR TRAILER WHILE THE LOAD IS BEING REMOVED OR PLACED;
 IF POSSIBLE ALL LOADS SHALL BE PRE SLUNG TO PREVENT PERSONNEL FROM CLIMBING OVER THE LOADS;
 ALL LOADS SHALL BE SECURED TO THE FORKLIFT PALLET;
 ALL LOADS SHALL BE SUPERVISED;
 ALL OPERATORS SHALL BE DEEMED COMPETENT TO OPERATE EQUIPMENT

VEHICLE SPEED
UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED (I.E. BY MEANS OF MEMO OR SIGNAGE) THE SPEED RESTRICTION OF WALKING SPEED (5KPH)
SHALL APPLY AT ALL TIMES IN ANY DESIGNATED LOADING OR UNLOADING AREA.
PERSONNEL OPERATING A VEHICLE ON ANY ROAD WITHIN THE BOUNDARY OF THE PROJECT AND FACILITIES, INCLUDING
ACCESS ROADS, MUST ALWAYS DRIVE TO THE CONDITIONS, REGARDLESS OF THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT SIGNAGE.

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GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

SITE INDUCTION
 EVERY SITE HAS DIFFERENT RISKS, PROBLEMS AND PROCEDURES. THE SITE REQUIRES THAT TRUCK DRIVERS AND
LOADERS ARE TO BE SITE INDUCTED FOR THAT SITE;

 ASK ABOUT A SITE INDUCTION, BEFORE YOU ARRIVE AT THE SITE.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT


 HAVE THE RIGHT PPE FOR THE SITE – E.G. HARD HAT, SAFETY GLASSES, GLOVES, REFLECTIVE VESTS ETC.;
 PPE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SITE IS SUMMARIZED IN THE INDUCTION

WORKING AT HEIGHTS
BE AWARE THAT EVERY TIME YOU ARE UP ON THE TRAY OF THE TRUCK YOU ARE AT RISK OF A FALL; FALLS OFF TRUCKS ARE
ONE OF THE GREATEST SOURCES OF LOADING / UNLOADING INJURIES:
THE KEY ISSUES ARE:
 AVOID CLIMBING UP ON THE TRAILER.

 IF YOU MUST GET ON THE TRAILER, USE FALL RESTRAINT OR FALL ARREST EQUIPMENT AND GET DOWN OFF THE
TRAILER WHEN THE LOAD IS BEING PLACED ON THE TRAILER.

 DO NOT CLIMB UP WITHOUT A SAFE WAY OF GETTING DOWN.

RISK AND HAZARD ID


BEFORE YOU PLAN THE LOADING OR UNLOADING, TAKE FIVE MINUTES TO THINK ABOUT AND CHECK THE RISKS OF THIS TASK
AND RECORD ON A TAKE 5 SHEET. IF YOU HAVE HAD A PROBLEM, IT IS ESSENTIAL YOU STOP AND TAKE FIVE, BEFORE TRYING
TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM.

THE MORE PEOPLE IN YOUR LOADING CREW, THE MORE CHANCE OF MISUNDERSTANDINGS OR LOSING SIGHT OF EACH
OTHER.
THREE OR MORE PEOPLE IN A CREW IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR NORMAL SITUATIONS BECAUSE:
 IT IS MUCH HARDER FOR THERE TO BE A COMMON UNDERSTANDING OF THE TASK AND RISKS; AND
 IT IS MORE DIFFICULT FOR A CRANE / FORKLIFT DRIVER TO KEEP EVERYONE IN THE CLEAR LINE OF SIGHT

WORKING ALONE
THIS IS ALWAYS A RISK FACTOR AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED. DRIVERS SHOULD NOT LOAD / UNLOAD A VEHICLE ALONE.
CLEAR COMMUNICATIONS
ALONG WITH A CLEAR PLAN FOR THE LOADING / UNLOADING COMES THE NEED FOR THE CREW TO COMMUNICATE SIMPLY
AND VERY CLEARLY AT EACH STEP.
 LOOK DIRECTLY AT YOUR PARTNER WHEN GIVING AN INSTRUCTION OR COORDINATING ACTIONS.

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 WORK TO THE AGREED PLAN, OR STOP AND TELL YOUR CREW MATE(S) OF THE CHANGE.

 IF A LOAD SHIFTS OR CHANGES – STOP WORK, REASSESS THE WORK PLAN / CONTACT YOUR SUPERVISOR. DO
NOT CONTINUE IF UNSAFE!

CAN’T SEE? – CAN’T WORK!


IF YOU CAN’T SEE YOUR PARTNER, YOU CAN’T BE SURE THEY ARE IN A SAFE POSITION. SO STOP WORK UNTIL THEY ARE
VISIBLE AND SAFE.

LOADING CREWS SHOULD POLITELY REFUSE TO LOAD OR UNLOAD A TRUCK UNTIL THE DRIVER IS IN THE CORRECT LOCATION

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