Safety Standards & Policies
We are committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment for all stakeholders.
Our goal is to be a zero harm organisation. At BOOM Sherrin we believe that safety is everyone’s
responsibility and we all work to eliminate or minimise hazards and injuries from the workplace.
Our National OH&S Team implements our health and safety system,
based on the ISO 14001 and AS 4801 standards.
We operate according to five golden rules of safety to protect staff and clients.
L: Live Electricity: We never enter an electrical exclusion zone unless authorised to do so by an Electrical Authority
I: Inspection (Pre start): We always complete and document prestart inspections
F: Fall Protection: We never work at heights without fall protection
T: Tags and Isolation: We always follow an equipment status tagging procedure
S: Suspended Load: We never position ourselves under a suspended load
Our travel tower operators undertake comprehensive specialised equipment specific training. Training ranges from equipment set up to manual recovery in the event of a malfunction. Training ensures that operators can handle any unforeseen circumstances and deal with them appropriately to minimise project downtime.
Staff training and competencies are tracked using a skills register. All staff receive regular OH&S training from our in-house programme according to AS 4801.
Job Safety Analysis
Where equipment is supplied with an operator all potential hazards and risks for the wet hire are identified in a Job Safety Analysis (JSA). The JSA examines each basic step in the requirement for EWPs, identifies the potential hazards and determines measures to protect all stakeholders from these hazards. Jobs are continually monitored and the JSA is changed as required. JSAs ensure that operations are completed in a safe and efficient manner.
Our Account Managers provide onsite inspections to minimise project risk and review and tailor an access solution to overcome any height, reach, site access or working surface limitation on your project.
Our staff conduct prestart safety checks on every piece of wet hire equipment before each new job, ensuring the delivery of safe and reliable equipment to each job site.
All equipment undergoes regular maintenance and servicing programmes during its working life and is maintained in accordance with AS 2550.10. Maintenance is coordinated and delivered by our National Fleet and Maintenance Team backed by in-house mechanics and maintenance staff in every branch.
Equipment Tagging Policies
Our maintenance tagging policy covers five equipment status tags that are used in the business. The policy ensures that all dry hire equipment is correctly maintained and all equipment issues are resolved. The tagging policy protects the safety of employees and customers when working in, on or around plant and equipment.
We are aware of the impacts our services have on the environment and take actions to minimise environmental risks. We adhere to a hazardous substances policy and use material safety data sheets to ensure that all substances, which may endanger the environment and health of employees, are correctly managed or removed from use. In the event of a spill, spill kits are located in all branches.