Installation of Plantation Shades Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Installation of Plantation Shades 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 Installation of Plantation Shades 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 Installation of Plantation Shades

Are you looking for a straightforward and practical solution to manage safety while installing plantation shades? Our Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) Template is designed with you in mind. If you’re involved in large contracts or tenders, including tier 1 contractual work, this template will be invaluable. Here’s what it offers:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: We’ve done the groundwork for you by providing a detailed, pre-filled SWMS that covers all essential aspects of plantation shade installation. This ensures you start off on the right foot.
  • Fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format for easy editing: Your projects are unique, and so should be your approach. The template is in an easily editable Word format, allowing you to tailor it to fit your specific project requirements seamlessly.
  • Includes the scope of the project and the project details: Clearly define the boundaries and details of your project from the get-go. This helps all team members understand the precise scope of work, reducing ambiguity and increasing efficiency.
  • Includes checklist of any high-risk machinery on site: High-risk equipment demands attention. Our template includes a checklist to ensure that such machinery is identified and managed effectively, enhancing workplace safety.
  • Includes space for recording any staff training: Keeping track of staff training is crucial. This template provides dedicated space to log all necessary certifications and training sessions, ensuring everyone is qualified for their tasks.
  • Includes before and after risk ratings: Know where you stand in terms of risk. By recording risk ratings before and after implementing control measures, you can monitor improvements and ensure effective risk management.
  • Includes resources for use of legislative references: Stay compliant with ease. The template comes with references to relevant legislation, helping you align your practices with legal standards and best practices in Australia.
  • Includes all PPE required: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is non-negotiable. The template lists all necessary PPE items, making sure nothing vital is overlooked and everyone stays protected.
  • Includes risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: Navigate potential hazards with confidence. The included risk assessment and matrix help identify and categorise risks, facilitating better planning and control measures.
  • Includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS: A comprehensive checklist ensures every requirement is addressed, leaving no stone unturned in your safety preparations.
  • Includes sign off page for all workers and responsible persons: Accountability is key. The template includes a sign-off page to document the agreement and understanding of safety protocols by all workers and responsible persons, reinforcing collective responsibility.
  • Easy to use, easy to customise: With its user-friendly design, our template makes it simple to make adjustments and add project-specific information without hassle.
  • Suitable for large contracts and Tenders, including tier 1 contractual work: Whether you’re working on smaller projects or major contracts, this template is built to support various sizes and scopes, making it remarkably versatile.
  • Quick delivery by email: Time is of the essence. Once you order, we’ll ensure the template reaches your inbox promptly, ready for immediate use.

Invest in safety for your plantation shade projects with our SWMS Template and build a secure, compliant work environment. Let’s commit to safeguarding every job, every time.


The Installation of Plantation Shades Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) includes the following job steps and related potential hazards:

  • 1. Site Assessment
    • Incorrect equipment
    • Slips and trips on debris
  • 2. Equipment Setup
    • Manual handling injuries
    • Equipment malfunction
  • 3. Installing Base Supports
    • Falling objects
    • Work at heights
  • 4. Attaching Brackets
    • Injury from power tools
    • Electrical shock
  • 5. Measuring and Marking
    • Repetitive strain injury
    • Incorrect measurements
  • 6. Cutting Materials
    • Hand cuts
    • Noise (hearing loss)
  • 7. Assembling Frames
    • Pinching fingers
    • Back strain from lifting
  • 8. Securing the Frame
    • Work at heights
    • Falling objects
  • 9. Installing Slats
    • Manual handling
    • Dropping materials
  • 10. Final Adjustments
    • Electrical hazards
    • Falls from ladders
  • 11. Testing Mechanisms
    • Entanglement in moving parts
    • Electrical faults
  • 12. Clean-up Operations
    • Risks from sharp objects
    • Trips and falls
  • 13. Waste Disposal
    • Handling hazardous waste
    • Lifting heavy bags
  • 14. Inspection and Handover
    • Omitted defects
    • Non-compliance with standards
  • 15. Client Training
    • Miscommunication
    • Improper use of shades
  • 16. Uninstall Tools/Equipment
    • Electric shock
    • Trip hazards
  • 17. Maintenance Advice
    • Incorrect maintenance advice
    • Faulty re-installation risk
  • 18. Documentation Completion
    • Misfiled paperwork
    • Data privacy issues
  • 19. Performance Review
    • Overlooking critical feedback
    • Misinterpretation of operation limits
  • 20. Emergency Procedures Update
    • Unprepared for emergencies
    • Ineffective response planning

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 Installation of Plantation Shades 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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