Corrosives Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Corrosives 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 Corrosives 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

The Corrosives Safe Work Method Statement is a detailed template that comprehensively addresses all safety requirements for operations. It is pre-filled and ready for immediate use, customizable to meet your site-specific needs.

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The Corrosives Safe Work Method Statement 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. Safety measures and guides
  6. Operational Safety Checks
  7. Before and After Risk Ratings while carrying out Operations
  8. Corrosives Risk Assessment
  9. High Risk Work Involved
  10. Emergency Evacuation Procedure
  11. Plant and Equipment
  12. Qualifications and Permits
  13. Specific Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be used
  14. Legislation, Codes of Practice and Standards
  15. Company Personnel Sign off form to ensure all personnel acknowledge they have read and understand the SWMS

Note: The BlueSafe Corrosives Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) document is highly comprehensive in nature and is not a blank SWMS Template. Download a Sample to check

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

  • 1. Preparation
    • Incorrect storage
    • Spillage of corrosive materials
  • 2. Material handling
    • Manual handling injuries
    • Exposure to chemicals
  • 3. Personal protective equipment selection
    • Inadequate PPE
    • Failure of PPE
  • 4. Equipment inspection and maintenance
    • Faulty equipment
    • Lack of maintenance
  • 5. Application of corrosive materials
    • Uncontrolled reactions
    • Accidental ingestion
  • 6. Ventilation and extraction system installation
    • Inadequate ventilation
    • Inappropriate extraction systems
  • 7. Hazardous waste management
    • Contamination of environment
    • Improper disposal
  • 8. Employee training
    • Inadequate training
    • Miscommunication
  • 9. Emergency procedures
    • Lack of emergency planning
    • Ineffective response
  • 10. Transportation of corrosives
    • Vehicle accidents
    • Environmental hazards
  • 11. First aid procedures
    • Inability to provide first aid
    • Untrained first-aiders
  • 12. Usage of gas monitors
    • Incorrect use of gas monitor
    • Malfunction of gas detectors
  • 13. Health monitoring
    • Inadequate monitoring
    • Undetected health issues
  • 14. Risk assessment
    • Inaccurate risk assessment
    • Misidentified hazards
  • 15. Permit-to-work systems
    • Forgery or misuse of permits
    • Inadequate monitoring
  • 16. Safety communication
    • Lack of hazard communication
    • Misinformation
  • 17. Job rotation and rest breaks
    • Insufficient breaks
    • Worker fatigue
  • 18. Spill response procedures
    • Inadequate spill kit
    • Inefficient response
  • 19. Monitoring and review
    • Lack of ongoing assessment
    • Failure to act on findings
  • 20. Incident reporting and investigation
    • Delayed reporting
    • Incomplete investigations

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 Corrosives Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) references:

  • Work Health and Safety Act 2011
  • Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017
  • Codes of Practice: Preparation of Safety Data Sheets for Hazardous Chemicals
  • Guide: Guidance of the Classification of Hazardous Chemicals under the WHS Regulations 2017
  • SAA SNZ HB 76: Dangerous Goods–Initial Emergency Response Guide
  • AS/NZS 60079.10.1: Explosive atmospheres – Classification of areas – Explosive gas atmospheres (IEC 60079-10-1, Ed.1.0(2008) MOD)
  • AS 2809.6: Road tank vehicles for dangerous goods–Tankers for toxic and corrosive cargoes
  • AS 3780: The storage and handling of corrosive substances
  • AS 1678.8A1: Emergency procedure guide–Transport–Group text EPGs for Class 8 substances–Corrosive substances
  • AS/NZS 1715: Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment

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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