Laser Cutter Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Laser Cutter 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 Laser Cutter 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 Safe Work Method Statement Template for Laser Cutter is an invaluable tool for workplaces in Australia looking to elevate their health and safety practices, produced with both fairness dinkum spirit and professional quality. Here are some key features on offer:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: This isn’t just a bare-bones template, but one that comes pre-filled with information to guide you in creating your method statement. It’s robust and encompasses major aspects of workplace safety.
  • Fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format: No need for complex editing tools – this SWMS template can be easily altered right from Word, making it user-friendly for you to tailor-fit your workspace requirements.
  • Includes the scope of the project and the project details: Specifying the full project wrap can now be done easily, ensuring nothing slips through the cracks. Each detail related to the project has its place reserved in this template.
  • Includes checklist of any high risk machinery on site: With our SWMS template, keep track of high-risk machinery onsite, reinforcing your commitment to workplace safety.
  • Includes space for recording any staff training: Record who’s completed what training, providing transparency and accountability to staff safety training activities.
  • Includes before and after risk ratings: Enable your team to clearly map out risks to see where improvements have been made, and where they still need to be.
  • Includes resources for use of legislative references: Get access to relevant legislative reference materials within the template that enable adherence to legal standards without having to manually hunt them down.
  • Includes list of all PPE required: Ensure your workers are always armed with the right protection gear as the template includes a complete inventory of Personal Protective Equipment necessary for the job.
  • Includes risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: A vital component to manage potential hazards, this comprehensive evaluation tool is included in our SWMS template.
  • Checklist ensuring all requirements are covered: All-inclusive checklist that ensures every element crucial to your workplace wellbeing is accommodated.
  • Includes sign-off page for all workers and responsible persons: To record who’s read and understood the SWMS, there’s a straight forward sign-off section.
  • Easy to use, easy to customise: User-friendly, straightforward to navigate and modify, embracing this SWMS won’t be a task and a half!
  • Suitable for large contracts and Tenders, including tier 1 contractual work: This document isn’t just for the small fries; it’s perfect even for high-end contracts and tender jobs
  • Quick delivery by email: No postie delays here – get your template sent swiftly directly to your inbox once purchased.

Please remember this SWMS Template for Laser Cutter is intended to act as an aide towards improving health and safety at your workplace; while dedicates making life easier it does not make any guaranteed promises or solutions.

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

  • 1. Preparation
    • Exposure to harmful fumes
    • potential fire hazard from improper wiring
  • 2. Equipment Setup
    • Electrocution from faulty equipment
    • injury from unsafe handling
  • 3. Laser Alignment
    • Eye injury from laser exposure
    • burns from high heat
  • 4. Material Loading
    • Manual handling injuries
    • cuts from sharp material edges
  • 5. Test Run
    • Unchecked equipment malfunctions
    • user errors leading to safety failures
  • 6. Production Run
    • Prolonged exposure to high noise levels
    • repetitive strain injuries
  • 7. Quality Inspection
    • Strain injuries from bad posture
    • eye strain due to prolonged focus
  • 8. Parts Unloading
    • Cuts and wounds from sharp parts
    • manual handling injuries
  • 9. Debris Clean-up
    • Hand cuts from leftover debris
    • inhalation of dust particles
  • 10. Machine Shut Down
    • Electrocution from improper shutdown
    • potential for equipment damage causing future hazards
  • 11. Post-Production Check
    • Missed equipment failures leading to future risks
    • overconfidence in the absence of current issues
  • 12. Documentation & Reporting
    • Potential for eye strain
    • missed health and safety incidents due to erroneous reporting
  • 13. Staff Debriefing
    • Potential disputes leading to stress
    • communication mishaps resulting in misunderstood instructions
  • 14. Equipment Maintenance
    • Electric shock from ill-maintained machinery
    • injuries from poor equipment handling during maintenance
  • 15. Waste Disposal
    • Risk of cuts from improper handling
    • exposure to potential harmful waste materials
  • 16. Safety Inspection
    • Overlooking safety issues causing potential hazards in future
    • physical strain during extensive inspections
  • 17. End-of-Day Checks
    • Fatigue leading to overlooked checks
    • accidents due to rush towards end of day
  • 18. Reporting & Documentation Review
    • Eyestrain from prolonged computer use
    • mistakes made due to fatigue
  • 19. Staff Feedback
    • Stress from conflicts
    • incorrect feedback leading to future risks
  • 20. Shift Handover
    • Mistakes caused by inadequate communication
    • overlooked task completion can enhance risks

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 Laser Cutter 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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