Metal Shear Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Metal Shear 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 Shear 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 Shear is an essential tool meticulously created to maximise the safety measures within your work site. Below are its key features:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: To save you valuable time and effort, the template comes pre-filled with pertinent health and safety guidelines applicable to most projects.
  • Fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format: Alterations and additions can be made with ease as the template is highly modifiable via Microsoft Word.
  • Includes the scope of the project and project details: Detailed section dedicated to capturing the full scope of any project, spelling out tasks, materials, location, and schedules all-in-one place.
  • Checklist of high-risk machinery on site: A comprehensive list to help assess and document each piece of potentially dangerous equipment in use on-site.
  • Record keeping space for staff training: An organised platform for tracking crucial worker training sessions to ensure everyone on-site is adequately prepared.
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  • Before and after risk ratings: It allows for risk evaluation both before and after control measures have been implemented.
  • Resources for legislative references: Navigation is made easy with pointers to legislative references ensuring that standards comply with regulations.
  • Required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): A compiled list of necessary PPE helps ensure workers aren’t lacking when protection becomes essential.
  • Risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: The critical feature inviting a systematic approach to evaluating potential risks along with their consequences.
  • Checklist for SWMS requirements: This simply aids in auditing the successful implementation of each SWMS requirement.
  • Sign off page for workers and responsible persons: This adds an extra layer of accountability, making sure that everyone is aware, has understood, and is in agreement with the work method statement.
  • Easy to use, easy to customise: The user-friendly interface makes it a breeze to customise as per your specific project requirements.
  • Suitable for large contracts and Tenders, including Tier 1 contractual work: Despite its simplicity, the template remains expansive enough to cope with even the largest, most demanding projects.
  • Quick delivery by email: Once purchased, the template will be promptly emailed to your chosen contact address.

Our approach is to support you seamlessly through all things safety-related, lessening the burden while enhancing your productivity. Please note, while we make every effort to ensure our products are useful and relevant, they are templates only and must be adapted to suit each individual job site and task risks

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

  • 1. Preparation
    • Exposure to sharp edges
    • Inadequate machine training
  • 2. Equipment Setup
    • Electrical hazards
    • Faulty machinery
  • 3. Material Handling
    • Manual lifting injuries
    • Slips and falls
  • 4. Cutting Process
    • Noise hazards
    • Flying debris
  • 5. Machine Operation
    • Contact with cutting surfaces
    • Overexertion
  • 6. Inspection of Cut
    • Exposure to sharp surface
    • Eye strain
  • 7. Prolonged Standing
    • Fatigue
    • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • 8. Clearing Swarf
    • Cuts and lacerations
    • Eye injuries from flying swarf
  • 9. Removing Waste Metal
    • Manual handling injuries
    • Slips
    • trips and falls
  • 10. Regular Maintenance
    • Exposure to hazardous substance
    • Working with hand tools
  • 11. Emergency Stop Checks
    • Ignoring safety protocols
    • Psychological stress
  • 12. Shut Down Procedure
    • Electrical hazards
    • Uncontrolled energy release
  • 13. Clean Up Process
    • Exposure to cleaning chemicals
    • Slippery flooring
  • 14. Dealing with Spills
    • Chemical exposures
    • Biological hazard exposure
  • 15. Incident Report Writing
    • Psychological stress
    • Inadequate knowledge on procedures
  • 16. Debriefing and Review
    • Fatigue
    • Psychological stress
  • 17. Machine Lock Out/Tag Out
    • Exposure to electrical hazards
    • Uncontrolled energy release
  • 18. Equipment Storage
    • Manual handling injuries
    • Slips
    • trips and falls
  • 19. Documenting Procedures
    • Monotonous work
    • Mental strain
  • 20. Training New Workers
    • Communicating safety information
    • Accident during training

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 Shear 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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