Asphalt Heater Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Asphalt Heater Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) features:

  1. Instant download
  2. Acceptance Guaranteed
  3. Easy to edit Microsoft Word format so you can add your logo and site specific details
  4. Complies with latest legislation

Specifically, the Asphalt Heater Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) covers:

  1. Operational guidelines, with a step by step approach to safe work
  2. Possible hazards that may be encountered
  3. Step by step safety procedures to follow
  4. Before work starts – Guidelines and Checks
  5. And more. Please check details below

Safe Work Method Statement Template for Asphalt Heater

As seasoned experts in workplace health and safety, we understand the importance of robust documentation to protect your workforce and ensure smooth project operations. That’s why we’ve crafted this comprehensive Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) Template tailored specifically for users of asphalt heaters.

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: This is no bare-bones template. We’ve gone ahead and pre-filled sections with pertinent data to save you time and provide a solid guideline on what information should be included.
  • Fully editable and customisable: Every job is different, so we’ve made tweaking this SWMS a piece of cake using Microsoft Word. Go nuts and adjust as necessary to suit the specifics of your project.
  • Project Scope and Details: Our template has allocated areas where you can include crucial details about your project such as goals, timeline, milestones – you name it!
  • High Risk Machinery Checklist: Safety first mates! This section will help you account for all risky machinery at your site.
  • Staff Training Records: Keep evidence of any training sessions that your team completes, proving they have the know-how to handle the equipment correctly.
  • Inclusion of Risk Ratings: Assess the risks both before and after safety measures are implemented. It’s excellent to see how the controls make a difference, isn’t it?
  • Legislative References: Included are handy resources to find all relevant acts, regulations, and codes. Stay compliant without the hassle of trawling through legalese yourself.
  • PPE Requirements: A detailed list of required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) helps ensure all bases are covered for worker safety.
  • Risk Assessment and Matrix: This will help you gauge the potential hazards and their corresponding impacts. Making informed decisions has never been this straightforward!
  • SWMS Requirements Checklist: In case you’re feeling overwhelmed (we’ve all been there), we’ve got a checklist to guide you upon implementation.
  • Sign-off Page: Get credentials from all tiers of employees and responsible persons – proof that everyone’s on the same page about safety precautions.
  • User Friendly: No jargon, no complications but heaps of helpful pointers. Our template is all about usability and adaptability.
  • Ideal for Bigger Contracts: It’s not just for small jobs. This SWMS meets all the standards required for significant contracts and tender applications, including top-tier contractual work.
  • Quick Delivery: Won a new contract? No worries! We’ll shoot the template over by email ASAP.

So, let us make your job safer, simpler and compliant with our meticulously-rendered SWMS Template for Asphalt Heater.

The Asphalt Heater Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) includes the following job steps and related potential hazards:

  • 1. Preparation
    • Trip hazards
    • Inadequate PPE
  • 2. Equipment Check
    • Burns
    • Equipment malfunction
  • 3. Setting up Site
    • Pedestrian interaction
    • Traffic interaction
  • 4. Loading Heater
    • Inadequate ventilation
    • Lifting injuries
  • 5. Heating Asphalt
    • Burns
    • Fire hazard
  • 6. Mixing Asphalt
    • Dust inhalation
    • Noise disturbance
  • 7. Spreading Asphalt
    • Burns
    • Manual handling injuries
    • Slips & trips
  • 8. Tamping and Leveling
    • Vibration related illness
    • Noise disturbance
  • 9. Cooling Process
    • Burns
    • Slips due to wet surface
  • 10. Hardening and Curing
    • Burns
    • Chemical contact
    • Eye irritation
  • 11. Site Clean-up
    • Chemical exposure
    • Unsafe disposal
  • 12. Equipment Disposal
    • Unsafe disposal
    • Insufficient cleaning
  • 13. Documentation Validation
    • Information misinterpretation
  • 14. Return to Storage
    • Manual handling injuries
    • Trip hazards
  • 15. Feedback Review
    • Non-compliance risk
    • Ignoring safety considerations

Each Safe Work Method Statement has specific content that is referenced to, but not limited to a number of authorities such as Codes of Practice, Regulations, Australian Standards or the Act.

The Asphalt Heater Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) references:

Ordering only takes a few minutes. Upon ordering completion, a link will be sent to your email address to download your documents, then add your company logo to the top of the header and you’re finished.

Your document will be delivered in editable Microsoft Word format. This PDF sample is just for preview

Frequent Questions

Safe Work Method Statement Template FAQ’s

What format is a BlueSafe Australia Safe Work Method Statement Template delivered in?

Because every SWMS needs to be edited to suit on-site specifics, it makes sense to deliver our Safe Work Method Statements in Microsoft Word Format for easy editing.

How many pages long is each Safe Work Method Statement Template?

It depends entirely on the nature of the risks associated with the SWMS Template, however on average the documents are between 7-15 pages in length. Each Safe Work Method Statement is comprehensive in nature and is easy to use.

What are before and after risk ratings?

Before and after risk ratings are simply this: When you initially start to do a job, like say drill a hole in a wall, there will be a level of risk, which for this example let's just say is a level 2 (before). The idea is that then you would implement some type of control measure to reduce the risk, and in this case we would implement the control measure of wearing safety glasses to protect the eyes. This now would bring the risk of an injury down to a level 1 (after). Here you can see how the SWMS has a before and after risk rating for each step of a job, task or process.

Why do the Safe Work Method Statement Templates have before and after risk ratings?

Before and after risk ratings are a simple and effective way to clearly show how, and how much a certain level of risk has been brought down for a certain step in a job task or process. Another reason also is that many larger contractors now like to see before and after risk ratings, so it makes sense to include them in our Templates.

Are the SWMS Templates pre-filled?

Absolutely. Every Safe Work Method Statement Template is pre-filled, high quality and comprehensive in order to help save you as much time, and deliver as much quality information as possible when conducting your own on site safety.

Do the Safe Work Method Statement Templates come with a Risk Assessment?

Yes. Each Safe Work Method Statement comes with it's own built in Risk Assessment which is part of the working document. The SWMS is straightforward, easy to use and has a risk calculator to work out the risk level and likelihood of the risk occurring.

Does each SWMS Template have the required PPE already suggested?

Yes, each SWMS Template has a range of PPE recorded, as well as picture icons of different PPE items that you can add/remove as you need to for the requirements of the job task.

What Should be Included in a Safe Work Method Statement?

If you're going to be doing any high risk construction work, you'll most likely not only need a Safe Work Method Statement, but you'll also need to make sure your SWMS has a number of checks and balances in order for the document to be accepted in your construction site safety. Purchasing a safe work method statement template can help save you quite a lot of time rather than starting from scratch. Also, just remember that even though every BlueSafe Template is highly comprehensive and pre-filled, your SWMS Template should be adjusted to suit any noticeable risks that are specific to the task you are performing.

Your Safe Work Method Statement must:
  • List or show the different types of construction work that is high risk
  • Clearly explain the workplace health and safety hazards as well as the risks that arise from the works
  • Explain in detail how each risk will be managed, maintained and controlled
  • Explain how each control measure will be implemented in order to reduce each risk
  • Describe how each control measure will be monitored an how often the control measures will be reviewed
  • Consider any additional factors that may impact the level of risk involved with the safety of the construction site such as weather, wind etc.
  • Be made available and accessible to read by employees and applicable personnel at any time.
  • Every SWMS should be easy to understand and written in plain language
  • Every BlueSafe Australia Safe Work Method Statement Template is straightforward and easy to use. They also have what's called 'before and after risk ratings', which basically means there's a built in risk assessment that is used in the process of using the document. This allows you to asses the initial risks and give them a score, and then assess the risk and give an 'after score' once the listed control measures are implemented. All our documents are comprehensive, pre-filled and easy to use. You can even download a sample below and see an example.
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