Metal Plate Shearing Machine Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Metal Plate Shearing Machine 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 Plate Shearing Machine 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 Metal Plate Shearing Machine is a comprehensive tool designed to enhance safety in workplaces across Australia. Let’s take a look at its major features:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: This template comes loaded with ample pre-existing information ensuring accuracy and efficiency, saving you time on creating safety documents.
  • Fully Editable and Customisable: Provided in Microsoft Word format, this template can be easily adjusted to suit your specific needs, ensuring it aligns with your unique workplace or project demands.
  • Project Particulars Included: Our SWMS includes necessary fields for outlining the scope of your project and other relevant details, making sure nothing essential is left out.
  • Machinery On-site Checklist: Never lose track of high-risk machinery on site, thanks to our inclusive checklist feature.
  • Staff Training Record Field: We’ve included space for you to record any staff training, encouraging a constant focus on upskilling and safety education.
  • Risk Ratings, Pre and Post: This template includes both before and after risk ratings, helping you gauge progress and effectiveness of your implemented safety measures.
  • Legislative References Resources: Leverage our references to legislative provisions pertinent to the job, thus keeping you compliant and informed.
  • PPE Listing: Safety is our top priority, hence the inclusion of a detailed section denoting all the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for safe operation.
  • Risk Assessment Facilitation: Enable thorough and standardised risk assessments with our included risk assessment matrix.
  • Comprehensive Checklist: Our template features a checklist to ensure all key elements have been covered when implementing the SWMS, promoting a thorough approach to safety.
  • Sign Off Page: The inclusion of a sign off page ensures verification and responsibility is upheld by all workers involved in the task or project.
  • User-friendly Design: This template is straightforward and easy to customise, making it a handy tool for any workplace implementing safety measures.
  • Applicable Across Various Projects: Its versatile design makes it suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work, meeting a wide range of industry requirements.
  • Quick Delivery: We pride ourselves on our quick email delivery of this product, putting your necessities at forefront.

Remeber, we are here to help. But also keep it mind that while our templates are designed to facilitate and enhance safe practices, they do not replace the need for industry knowledge and a proper understanding of legislative obligations. Ultimately, safety is everyone’s responsibility.

The Metal Plate Shearing Machine Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) includes the following job steps and related potential hazards:

  • 1. Preparation
    • Incorrect machine setup
    • lack of training
  • 2. Machine Operation
    • Entanglement
    • crushed fingers
  • 3. Maintenance
    • Electrical hazard
    • falling equipment
  • 4. Loading Materials
    • Strains and sprains
    • falling materials
  • 5. Unloading Materials
    • Crushed fingers
    • falling materials
  • 6. Housekeeping
    • Slips
    • trips and falls
    • unsafe workplace
  • 7. Fault Identification
    • Electric shocks
    • burns from hot surfaces
  • 8. Cutting Process
    • Flying debris
    • noise exposure
  • 9. Waste Disposal
    • Cuts from sharp objects
    • hazardous substances exposure
  • 10. Breakdown Procedures
    • Sudden release of stored energy
    • electrical hazards
  • 11. Emergency Response
    • Fire
    • explosion risks
    • Failure to properly shutdown
  • 12. Quality Checks
    • Eye strains from intense focus
    • repetitive motion injuries
  • 13. Tool Exchange
    • Cutting
    • pinching injuries
    • sudden machine movement
  • 14. Transportation of Material
    • Manual handling injuries
    • collision
  • 15. Shutdown Procedures
    • Sudden release of stored energy
    • trip and fall hazards
  • 16. Report and Documentation
    • Eyestrain from computer screens
    • repetitive strain injuries

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 Plate Shearing Machine 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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