All employees involved with loading and unloading material and equipment for any facility will participate in and complete a Job Safety Analysis (JSA). This will occur before commencing any task and will be reviewed by the respective group / crew supervisor
In order for a JSA to be completed, the following documentation will be presented by the shipping company:
- Load composition: Describing load characteristics, individual material and equipment weights (where applicable).
- Shipping instructions.
- Relevant dangerous goods and hazardous material certificates. This includes the manufacturer’s Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and other appropriate / associated information.
- Rigging and lifting point certification (such as lugs and chains tagged and accompanied by certification)
After the documentation (see above) has been checked, a comprehensive JSA will be undertaken.
This JSA will involve, as a minimum, the following employees:
- Responsible supervisor
- Equipment / crane / forklift operator
- Riggers and doggers (as required)
- Vehicle / truck operator / driver
Once completed and reviewed by the group/crew supervisor, the JSA will be signed by all employees and serve as the tasks work method/framework. The job steps outlined in the JSA must be complied with at all times unless additional or other hazards become evident. Should this occur, the JSA must be updated, reviewed, and resigned by all employees.
The loading and unloading of materials will not progress unless all parties are sure of the job plan , well aware of each others responsibilities and general work scope and have completed and signed the JSA. In job plan following points must be considered;
- What lifting equipment is available on site (overhead/mobile cranes, fork‐lift trucks etc.)?
- What is the capacity of the lifting equipment on site?
- Where will loading, unloading take place?
- What access restrictions apply (maximum size of vehicles etc)?
- What are the hazards involved in operation?
- Are there any other special requirements?