NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL BE A HYBRID IN PERSON AND VIA ZOOM, PLEASE SEE THE AGENDA FOR LINK AND PASSCODE
Greg Maddaford, Senior Inspector, Safe Work NSW
Topic: Critical Developing effective SOPs/JSEAs/SWMSs
But…, I gave the Inspector our SOP/JSEA/SWMS for the task. Why are they looking at me like I’ve given them the list of things I need to pick up at the supermarket on the way home tonight!
One of the most common shortcomings I come across when dealing with workplace incidents or complaints is the quality of a company’s SOPs, JSEAs, or SWMSs. Where these documents usually fall short is that they are not specific to the activity being performed, the way the machine is being used, or the unique characteristics of the site.
A manufacturer’s operating manual may not be an adequate SOP/JSEA. A generic SWMS for an activity is most often not the site and task specific SWMS that is needed. This presentation will focus on the advantages of ensuring your SOPs/JSEAs/SWMSs are anchored on a detailed Task Analysis of the activity or process.
Using case studies, we will go through the process of developing an effective document that allows a company to control the risks associated with an activity.
About your Presenter
Greg Maddaford has been an Inspector with WorkCover/SafeWork NSW since 1998. His current position is with the Metro West hub of the Metro Operations team. He has a special interest in the manufacturing sector where he deals with all work health and safety issues associated with this sector. He has extensive experience with the metal, wood, plastic, food, printing and pre-cast concrete panel manufacturing industries. He has a particular interest and expertise in machine safety, manual handling, storage racking, logistics, forklift truck operations & safety, traffic management, and bullying.
Most recently Greg was been part of the Metro Ops team implementing the Manufacturing Sector response to the High Impact Harms identified in the NSW Safety Roadmap. He designed and presented the public presentations on Machine Safety. He was the joint lead inspector on the “Focus on Industry” initiative in the Wood product manufacturing industry; the joint lead inspector on the Industry Partnership programs with the Printing Industries Association of Australia, and the Australian Meat Industry Council; and the lead inspector on the Truck stop driver fatigue management awareness days.