Chemicals Spills And Leaks Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Chemicals Spills And Leaks 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 Chemicals Spills And Leaks 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 Chemical Spills and Leaks

This handy and detailed Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) Template is the perfect companion for all workplaces that work with or around chemicals. Here’s why:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: The template comes packed with necessary details, making it a breezy affair to plan around unexpected chemical spills and leaks.
  • Fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word: You have full freedom to tinker with the pre-existing format! Edit, delete or expand any portion as per your unique worksite needs – all it takes is a basic knowledge of Microsoft Word.
  • Includes project scope and details: Jot down every detail about the project’s nature and its related tasks right in the core of the document, ensuring that everyone involved gets a good grip on things.
  • High risk machinery checklist included: Keep an eye out for potential equipment glitches that might lead to hazardous spills, using this intuitive list already stashed in the template.
  • Space for recording staff training: Record all the training sessions undergone by staff members, focusing on dealing with chemical incidents for an added layer of preparedness.
  • Before and after risk ratings: Quantify the risk scenario both before and after implementing safety measures with our all-inclusive Risk Ratings box, thereby enhancing visibility over your safety efforts.
  • Legislative references: We’ve also thrown in some helpful legislative snippets to ensure you can align operations with current legal standards.
  • List of all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Stay prepared for any eventuality with our PPE list, which helps you know exactly what equipment is needed to manage chemical spills and leaks.
  • Risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: Carry out thorough risk assessments based on our included Matrix and layout the groundwork for avoiding hazardous events.
  • Implementation checklist: We’ve added this efficient SWMS checklist to keep track of your implementation stages, ensuring no stone goes unturned when preparing the worksite safely.
  • Worker sign off page: This crucial area helps establish accountability by tracking all workers who went through and understood the information in the SWMS.
  • User-friendly design: With a clean, straightforward layout, anyone can use or modify this template without needing advanced technical skills.
  • Ideal for big contracts and tenders: Garner an edge over competitors during contractual work, especially for tier 1 contracts, with this professional-looking and comprehensive document.
  • Immediate Delivery: As soon as the order’s placed, we’ll whizz the template straight to your inbox for immediate use—no hanging around!

The Chemicals Spills And Leaks Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) includes the following job steps and related potential hazards:

  • 1. Preparation
    • Chemical exposure
    • Slipping on spills
  • 2. Site Assessment
    • Inadequate training
    • Incorrect equipment use
  • 3. Equipment Setup
    • Chemical reactions
    • Improper storage
  • 4. Chemical Handling
    • Mishandling of chemicals
    • incorrect disposal
  • 5. Leak Detection
    • Undetected leaks
    • Hardware failure
  • 6. Containment Implementation
    • Delay in containment
    • Incomplete containment
  • 7. Spill Clean Up
    • Exposure to hazardous substances
    • Insufficient cleaning resources
  • 8. Damage Assessment
    • Underestimation of damage
    • Delay in assessment
  • 9. Waste Disposal
    • Incorrect disposal methods
    • Exposure during disposal
  • 10. Decontamination
    • Inadequate procedures
    • Insufficient equipment
  • 11. Reporting Procedures
    • Failure to report
    • Unrecorded incidents
  • 12. Review and Revise SWMS
    • Outdated SWMS
    • Ignorance of new hazards
  • 13. Training and Induction
    • Incomplete understanding
    • Errors due to lack of knowledge
  • 14. Regular Inspection
    • Missed checks
    • Underestimating risks
  • 15. Emergency Response Plan
    • Poor communication
    • Lack of preparedness

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 Chemicals Spills And Leaks 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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