Concrete Finisher Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Concrete Finisher 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 Concrete Finisher 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 Concrete Finisher

This document is more than just a SWMS template – it’s your ticket to a safer, smoother work site. It provides impressive and inclusive details that’ll help you undertake your projects safely and effectively.

Pre-filled and Comprehensive: This isn’t your average cut-and-dry template. Our SWMS comes pre-filled with all the relevant sections you could need, covering an extensive range of potential hazards and solutions.

Fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format for easy editing: No expert tech skills needed here, mate! The template is fully editable and customisable in Word. You have the freedom to add, modify or delete any content to fit your specific job requirements.

Includes the scope of the project and the project details: This isn’t a ‘one size fits all’. Every job site and task has unique properties and specifications. That’s why our template includes spaces for the scope and details of your particular project.

Includes checklist of any high risk machinery on site: Machinery-related mishaps can be catastrophic. With this in mind, our template features a built-in checklist of all high-risk machinery that needs to be monitored on-site.

Includes space for recording any staff training: Keeping track of your crew’s training levels is straightforward with designated areas to record this vital information. Understanding your team’s capabilities assists in assigning tasks efficiently and safely.

Includes before and after risk ratings: It’s crucial to evaluate both the initial risks and the efficacy of applied safety controls. For this purpose, we’ve provided a clear and simple way to score risks before and after mitigation.

Includes resources for use of legislative references: Legal compliance is paramount. Our template offers relevant resources to help you cite legislative references. It’s not just about maintaining safety standards but sticking to the law too!

Includes all PPE required: Our template clearly states all necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for tasks, maintaining a principle of ‘safety first’ in the true blue Aussie work spirit.

Includes risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: Analyse potential hazards with our comprehensive risk assessment section and easy-to-use risk matrix. This function ensures you are informed about different hazards and ways to prevent them.

Includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS: Keep track of everything you need to consider and cover for your project with our handy all-in-one checklist. This feature is designed to leave no stone unturned.

Includes sign off page for all workers and responsible persons: Every team member agrees to safety measures with this signature page. This procedure promotes accountability and commitment to safety practices.

Easy to use, easy to customise: The user-friendly layout allows easy navigation through sections and simplifying modifications. Easy does it, right?

Suitable for large contracts and Tenders, including tier 1 contractual work: Whether you’re handling a small project or juggling a large contract, this template caters to all sizes and types of undertaking.

Quick delivery by email: No waiting for snail mail! Purchasing this template means instant delivery straight to your inbox.

Remember, stay safe on site mate and make sure everyone goes home to the barbie!

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

  • 1. Preparation
    • Trip hazards
    • incorrect manual handling
  • 2. Site Inspection
    • Falling from height
    • structural collapse
  • 3. Equipment Gathering
    • Tool malfunction
    • electric shock
  • 4. Area Cordoning
    • No pedestrian control
    • inadequate barriers
  • 5. Concrete Pouring
    • Skin contact with wet cement
    • back injury
  • 6. Leveling Surface
    • Dust inhalation
    • eye irritation
  • 7. Finishing Process
    • Repetitive motion strain
    • machinery accidents
  • 8. Curing Procedure
    • Inadequate ventilation
    • chemical reaction
  • 9. Formwork Removal
    • Falling object hazards
    • inadequacy of equipment
  • 10. Final Inspection
    • Uncaught safety issues
    • overlooked defects
  • 11. Clean Up
    • Exposure to hazardous substances
    • improper waste disposal
  • 12. Equipment Return
    • Unsecured loads
    • equipment damage
  • 13. Debriefing
    • Fatigue
    • misunderstandings
  • 14. Documentation
    • Lost documents
    • incomplete records
  • 15. Post-Job Assessment
    • Unidentified ongoing risks
    • overlooked feedback

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 Concrete Finisher 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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