Metal Cutting Shears Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Metal Cutting Shears 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 Metal Cutting Shears 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

This product is a Safe Work Method Statement Template for Metal Cutting Shears. Here are the unique features of this tool:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: The template comes pre-filled with robust details, alleviating much of the hard work. However, it gives you a comprehensive idea of what’s needed in every section.
  • Fully Editable and Customisable in Microsoft Word: For easy editing, we’ve designed this template in MS Word format. You can tailor it to your specific requirements.
  • Includes the scope of the project and the project details: Both broad overview and intricate particulars of your project have dedicated spaces in our SWMS Template.
  • Includes checklist of any high-risk machinery on site: A checklist is provided for keeping track of all high-risk machineries on your site, streamlining your safety measures.
  • Includes space for recording any staff training: Keep meticulous records of your team’s training sessions: who attended what, when, and how they fared.
  • Includes before and after risk ratings: Evaluate the risks both prior and post implementation of the SWMS to monitor your progress effectively.
  • Includes resources for use of legislative references: Legal parameters and standards won’t seem intimidating anymore with the handy list of resources included.
  • Includes all PPE required: We contain a section detailing necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE,) promoting safer work practices.
  • Includes risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: Adopt a systematic approach to hazard evaluation with the risk assessment and risk analysis matrix provisions.
  • Includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered: Leave no stone unturned in your safety plans with our comprehensive SWMS requirements checklist.
  • Includes sign off page for all workers and responsible persons: Keep track of approvers with the sign-off provision, increasing accountability across your crew members and leaders.
  • Easy to Use, Easy to Customise: User-friendly layout designed specifically for effortless usage. Modify it as per your needs without any complications.
  • Suitable for Large Contracts and Tenders: If you have high-stake projects or tier 1 contractual works in line, this template will prove an excellent tool.
  • Quick Delivery by Email: You get the SWMS Template delivered right into your inbox in a flash – there’s no time wasted.

This Safe Work Method Statement Template for Metal Cutting Shears isn’t a one-size fits all solution, but designed to help you build a safer work environment tailored to your context. So give it a go, tradespeople, because we’ve crafted this exactly keeping you in mind!

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

  • 1. Preparation
    • Slip
    • trip and fall hazards
    • Electrical hazards
  • 2. Equipment Inspection
    • Hand injuries
    • Electrical shock
  • 3. Setting Up Workspace
    • Falling objects
    • Poor visibility
  • 4. Operator Training
    • Improper handling
    • Lack of understanding of how to use equipment
  • 5. Safety Wear Check
    • Inadequate safety wear
    • Ignorance of required safety wear
  • 6. Machine Start-up
    • Loose parts
    • Electrical fire
  • 7. Material Feeding
    • Fingers caught in shears
    • Incorrect feeding leading to jams
  • 8. Cutting Operations
    • Eye injuries from flying particles
    • Noise pollution
  • 9. Routine Inspection
    • Missed underlying issues
    • Faulty equipment not detected
  • 10. Maintenance & Servicing
    • Incorrect reassembly
    • Electric shocks during maintenance
  • 11. Shutdown/ Cleanup
    • Burns from hot parts
    • Cuts from sharp parts
  • 12. Waste Disposal
    • Injury from metal fragments
    • Environmental harm from incorrect disposal
  • 13. Problem Solving
    • Inexperienced workers making poor decisions
    • Miscommunication amongst team
  • 14. Emergency Response Training
    • Wrong reaction in case of emergency
    • Panic leading to further harm
  • 15. Review of Procedures
    • Complacency
    • Overlooking small but significant steps in procedure

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 Metal Cutting Shears 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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