Framing and Trusses – Timber-Steel Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Framing and Trusses – Timber-Steel 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 Framing and Trusses – Timber-Steel 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 in the building industry, preparing for framing and truss work can be a big task. To ensure everything goes smoothly and safely, it’s essential to have a solid Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS). Our SWMS Template for Framing and Trusses – Timber-Steel is designed to make your life easier while keeping everyone safe on site. Here’s what makes our template stand out:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: This template comes pre-filled with generic hazards and control measures related to timber and steel framing and truss work, saving you time and effort in documentation.
  • Fully Editable and Customisable in Microsoft Word Format: Need to tweak the content? No worries. Edit and customise the document as needed to better fit your specific project requirements.
  • Includes the Scope of the Project and the Project Details: Clearly outline what the project involves and detail the specific tasks at hand, ensuring full transparency and understanding across all teams.
  • Includes Checklist of Any High-Risk Machinery On Site: Keep track of high-risk machinery used on the job site. This checklist helps in managing and mitigating potential hazards effectively.
  • Includes Space for Recording Any Staff Training: Document any training sessions attended by staff specifically for this project. It’s crucial for compliance and safety standards.
  • Includes Before and After Risk Ratings: Assess and document risk levels both before and after implementing safety controls, providing clear evidence of risk management efforts.
  • Includes Resources for Use of Legislative References: Stay compliant with the latest laws and regulations with references right at your fingertips.
  • Includes All PPE Required: List all personal protective equipment required for the project, ensuring all team members are adequately protected.
  • Includes Risk Assessment and Risk Assessment Matrix: Evaluate potential risks with an integrated risk assessment matrix, helping you visualise and prioritise hazard mitigation.
  • Includes a Checklist to Ensure All Requirements Have Been Covered When Implementing the SWMS: Never miss a step with this thorough checklist that covers every aspect of SWMS implementation.
  • Includes Sign Off Page for All Workers and Responsible Persons: Complete accountability through sign-off by all involved parties ensures everyone has reviewed and agreed to the procedures.
  • Easy to Use, Easy to Customise: Made with user experience in mind, this template is straightforward to use and modify as needed.
  • Suitable for Large Contracts and Tenders, Including Tier 1 Contractual Work: Designed to meet the requirements of large scale projects and tenders, perfect for substantial contractual engagements.
  • Quick Delivery by Email: Fast and direct delivery straight to your inbox so you can start using it without delay.

Please keep in mind: While this SWMS template is robust and will aid in creating safer working environments, each project carries unique challenges and risks that need continual evaluation and adaptation of health and safety practices.

The Framing and Trusses – Timber-Steel Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) includes the following job steps and related potential hazards:

  • 1. Site Preparation
    • Loose debris
    • Uneven ground
  • 2. Material Handling
    • Manual handling injuries
    • Struck by materials
  • 3. Machinery Operation
    • Noise
    • Entanglement risk
  • 4. Measuring and Marking
    • Sharp tools
    • Eye strain
  • 5. Cutting Timbers
    • Saw injury
    • Dust inhalation
  • 6. Assembling Frames
    • Falling objects
    • Pinch points
  • 7. Erecting Frames
    • Collapse of structure
    • Working at height
  • 8. Fixing Trusses
    • Falls from height
    • Tool injury
  • 9. Roof Bracing
    • Inadequate bracing
    • Wind loads
  • 10. Sheathing Application
    • Cuts from material
    • Nail gun injury
  • 11. Load Application
    • Improper load distribution
    • Overloading
  • 12. Anchoring
    • Failure to secure
    • Incorrect anchoring
  • 13. Inspection
    • Overlooked defects
    • Non-compliance with standards
  • 14. Housekeeping
    • Tripping
    • Equipment left on site
  • 15. Final Review
    • Missed non-conformities
    • Last-minute changes
  • 16. Waste Disposal
    • Sharp objects
    • Hazardous material exposure
  • 17. Services Installation
    • Electrical hazards
    • Puncturing pipes
  • 18. Weather Considerations
    • Slippery surfaces
    • Exposure to elements
  • 19. Cladding Installation
    • Falling cladding
    • Use of improper fasteners
  • 20. Sign-off and Handover
    • Incomplete documentation
    • Miscommunication

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 Framing and Trusses – Timber-Steel 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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