Concrete Paver Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Concrete Paver 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 Paver 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 the Safe Work Method Statement Template for Concrete Paver, a sound choice for both professionalism and functionality when it comes to maintaining optimal safety standards in the workplace.

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive – The template arrives pre-populated with the essential details, providing a solid base from where you can enhance further according to your project needs. It’s all-encompassing, designed to capture every facet of workplace health and safety procedures.
  • Fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format – Designed to be easily edited or modified to reflect the unique characteristics of your specific worksite, your standard operating procedures (SOPs), and the specifics of the work to be undertaken.
  • Includes the scope of the project and the project details – To provide a clear picture of what the project involves, the template includes an area for expounding on the project’s nature and the particulars pertaining to it.
  • Includes checklist of any high risk machinery on site – This feature allows for a systematic review of any potential hazards associated with machinery usage, thereby improving job-site safety measures.
  • Includes space for recording any staff training – Documentation of training sessions empowers workers with essential knowledge while demonstrating your ongoing compliance with WHS regulations.
  • Includes before and after risk ratings – Offering insight into the risk levels at various stages of the operation, this encourages preventative action and robust safety measures.
  • Includes resources for use of legislative references – Meticulously crafted to ensure alignment with pertinent legal compliances, promoting a safe working environment under the framework of Australian laws.
  • Includes all PPE required – A detailed list of necessary Personal Protective Equipment ensures your workers are adequately suited up for safety.
  • Includes risk assessment and risk assessment matrix – This provides a methodical approach to identify, understand, and take action against potential hazards in the workplace.
  • Includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS – To guide you step by step through the crucial process of implementing the SWMS effectively, aiding in a thorough execution of health and safety policies.
  • Includes sign off page for all workers and responsible persons – Reserves space for aggrieved parties to acknowledge that they have read, understood, and agreed to follow the SWMS.
  • Easy to use, easy to customise – Built with simplicity and convenience in mind, allowing you to mould it according to your needs without any fuss.
  • Suitable for large contracts and Tenders, including tier 1 contractual work – Proving its versatility, the template meets the demands of both smaller tasks and larger projects with significant contractual obligations.
  • Quick delivery by email – The benefit of receiving this template via email? Speed! You’ll get it swiftly without any hassle, adding to your efficiency on-job.

Remember, no matter how fabulous our templates may be, they should be utilised as part of a comprehensive and ongoing commitment towards the promotion of safety within your workplace.

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

  • 1. Preparation
    • Trip hazards
    • Incorrect manual handling
  • 2. Site Induction & Set Up
    • Lack of safety information
    • Uneven ground
  • 3. Material Delivery
    • Traffic hazards
    • Heavy load lifting
  • 4. Unload and Storage
    • Falling objects
    • Struck by moving vehicle
  • 5. Equipment checks
    • Faulty equipment
    • Electric shock
  • 6. Ground Prep & Marking
    • Exposure to dust
    • Accidental cutting or drilling into services
  • 7. Excavation
    • Collapse of sides
    • Underground services strike
  • 8. Mixing Concrete
    • Skin contact with cement
    • Inhalation of dust
  • 9. Pouring Paver Foundation
    • High manual effort
    • Slips
    • trips
    • falls
  • 10. Align & Level Pavers
    • Musculoskeletal injuries
    • cuts from sharp edges
  • 11. Jointing Sand Application
    • Dust inhalation
    • Eye hazards
  • 12. Sealing of Pavers
    • Chemical exposure
    • Fire hazards
  • 13. Clean-Up
    • Trip and slip hazards
    • Sharp object injuries
  • 14. Demobilisation & packup
    • Movement of heavy loads
    • Fatigue related incidents
  • 15. Debrief & Review
    • Inadequate communication
    • Lack of 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 Paver 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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