Bitumen Sprayer Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Bitumen Sprayer 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 Bitumen Sprayer 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

Introducing our Safe Work Method Statement Template for Bitumen Sprayer. Designed with care for tradespeople, this user-friendly and comprehensive document is here to assist you in maintaining workplace safety while handling bitumen sprayers on any given project.

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: We’ve meticulously added essential details to save your valuable time. This ready-to-use template serves as a handy guide, offering crucial points that cover a wide array of aspects related to bitumen sprayers’ usage.
  • Fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format for easy editing: Our template’s adaptability allows you to modify its contents according to your specific needs using the widely accessible MS Word, making the editing process a breeze.
  • Includes the scope of the project and the project details: Making note of the extent and specifics of your project is critical, and for that reason, dedicated sections have been provided within the template.
  • Includes checklist of any high-risk machinery on site: To further help safeguard your team, there’s space included for listing potentially hazardous equipment present at your worksite.
  • Includes space for recording any staff training: Stay organised and compliant by tracking all pertinent employee training sessions directly in the document.
  • Includes before and after risk ratings: You can examine and record risk levels both before and after implementing safety measures, providing a clear view of the effectiveness of your safety protocols.
  • Includes resources for use of legislative references: For added value, this template also provides resources towards related legislation, helping you stay informed about compliance requirements.
  • Includes all PPE required: We’ve included a section where you can detail the mandatory Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) for operating bitumen sprayers safely.
  • Includes risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: A well-drawn risk assessment matrix will help you evaluate risks better, aiding in prioritising controls more effectively.
  • Includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS: With our inclusive checklist, you can be sure that every safety requirement has been considered and executed.
  • Includes sign off page for all workers and responsible persons: The template features a dedicated area for signatures from all team members and those in lead roles, ensuring everyone is informed and in agreement with set procedures.
  • Easy to use, easy to customise: Its simple layout makes it an excellent tool for anyone in need of a no-fuss document that remains flexible for individual preferences.
  • Suitable for large contracts and Tenders, including tier 1 contractual work: The versatility of this document also makes it ideal for larger scale projects where thorough documentation is a must.
  • Quick delivery by email: Prompt service is crucial, that’s why we ensure quick delivery of this document straight to your inbox.

Remember, we’re here to assist, not to guarantee; maintain vigilance and stay robust on workplace safety. Utilise this Safe Work Method Statement Template for Bitumen Sprayer as a valuable asset towards achieving that goal.

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

  • 1. Preparation
    • Unsafe equipment
    • Poor lighting
  • 2. Equipment Check
    • Defective equipment
    • Inadequate training
  • 3. Site Inspection
    • Unidentified hazards
    • Slip
    • trip and fall
  • 4. Setting up Machine
    • Incorrect setup
    • Moving machinery accidents
  • 5. Bitumen Spraying
    • Chemical exposure
    • High pressure hazard
  • 6. Clean-up Process
    • Improper handling of hazardous substances
    • Inadequate PPE
  • 7. Maintenance
    • Equipment failure
    • Worker fatigue
  • 8. Loading Bitumen
    • Manual lifting injuries
    • Thermal burns
  • 9. Traffic Control
    • Vehicle collision
    • Inadequate signage
  • 10. Weather Monitoring
    • Work in extreme weather condition
  • 11. Surface Preparation
    • Dust inhalation
    • Noise-related hazards
  • 12. Emergency Procedures
    • Lack of safety procedures implementation
    • lack of first aid trained person
  • 13. Waste Disposal
    • Incorrect disposal of hazardous waste
    • Exposure to hazardous materials
  • 14. Post-work Equipment Check
    • Defective equipment
    • Inadequate training
  • 15. Site Evaluation
    • Missed or unidentified hazards
    • Lack of contingency planning
  • 16. Documentation & Reporting
    • Incorrect information
    • Missed documentation
  • 17. End Day Procedures
    • Fatigue-related accidents
    • Ignoring safety protocols
  • 18. Random Audits
    • Non-compliance to safety standards
    • Unidentified hazards
  • 19. Regular Training sessions
    • Inadequate training
    • Lack of knowledge of new equipment or processes
  • 20. Refueling Bitumen Sprayer
    • Fire hazard
    • Chemical spills

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 Bitumen Sprayer 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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