Cutting Or Grinding Concrete Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Cutting Or Grinding Concrete 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 Cutting Or Grinding Concrete 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

If you’re gearing up for a project involving cutting or grinding concrete, having a reliable Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) Template at hand is crucial. Our template is not just pre-filled but comprehensive, covering all the necessary safety measures and precautions specific to your job. Let’s have a deeper look into what our SWMS Template offers:

Key Features:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Our template comes with relevant sections already filled out to save you time and help you think of all the potential hazards and controls.
  • Fully Editable and Customisable in Microsoft Word Format: Tailor the document as needed without fuss, straight in MS Word.
  • Includes the Scope of the Project and the Project Details: Define the project’s boundaries and specific details upfront to keep everyone informed and aligned.
  • Checklist of Any High Risk Machinery on Site: Identify and record high-risk machinery to ensure proper safety protocols are put in place.
  • Includes Space for Recording Any Staff Training: Keep track of training sessions and make sure all team members are up to date with necessary safety practices.
  • Before and After Risk Ratings: Assess and document risk levels before and after implementing safety controls, helping you measure the effectiveness of your interventions.
  • Resources for Use of Legislative References: We provide references to legislative documents to back up your safety measures, enhancing compliance and understanding.
  • Includes All PPE Required: Clearly lists all personal protective equipment needed for the job, ensuring no critical item is overlooked.
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Assessment Matrix: Tools to help assess risks comprehensively, allowing for detailed discussion and mitigation planning.
  • Includes a Checklist to Ensure All Requirements Have Been Covered When Implementing the SWMS: Double-check your adherence to each required safety step effortlessly.
  • Includes Sign Off Page for All Workers and Responsible Persons: Document approvals from all involved parties, affirming everything has been reviewed and agreed upon.
  • Easy to Use, Easy to Customise: Designed to be straightforward, even if paperwork isn’t your strong suit!
  • Suitable for Large Contracts and Tenders, Including Tier 1 Contractual Work: Robust enough to meet the demands of large projects and important contracts.
  • Quick Delivery by Email: Get it fast and get started even faster. We send it out promptly via email so you can proceed without delay.

This SWMS Template is an essential tool that’s designed to make your life easier while elevating workplace safety. Perfect for tradespeople across the board, this no-fuss yet thorough approach ensures you can focus more on the actual work rather than getting bogged down in paperwork. Safety first, always!

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

  • 1. Preparation
    • Improper equipment setup
    • trip hazards
  • 2. Site Inspection
    • Unidentified underground utilities
    • uneven surfaces
  • 3. Set-up Area
    • Traffic interference
    • poor area marking
  • 4. Equipment Check
    • Faulty equipment
    • inadequate safety guards
  • 5. Marking Cutting Lines
    • Inaccurate measurements
    • slip hazards
  • 6. Initial Cut
    • Flying debris
    • overexertion injuries
  • 7. Deepening Cut
    • Vibration exposure
    • excessive dust
  • 8. Manual Handling
    • Back strain
    • hand injuries
  • 9. Noise Management
    • High noise levels
    • hearing damage
  • 10. Dust Control
    • Silica dust inhalation
    • visibility reduction
  • 11. Water Control
    • Water spillage
    • slippery conditions
  • 12. Waste Disposal
    • Sharp debris
    • hazardous waste handling
  • 13. Tool Switching
    • Electric shock
    • incorrect tool usage
  • 14. Final Inspection
    • Missed defects
    • incomplete work
  • 15. Equip Demobilisation
    • Equipment mishandling
    • traffic accidents
  • 16. Reporting
    • Inaccurate reporting
    • non-compliance to standards
  • 17. Clearance and Clean-up
    • Obstructive debris
    • environmental hazards
  • 18. Audit Compliance
    • Regulatory breaches
    • penalties
  • 19. Crew Debriefing
    • Miscommunication
    • unresolved issues
  • 20. Performance Review
    • Unassessed risks
    • overlooked details

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 Cutting Or Grinding Concrete 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.

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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