Metal Shielded Metal Arc Welding Machine Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Metal Shielded Metal Arc Welding 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 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 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

Get your work done effectively and safely with our Safe Work Method Statement Template for Metal Shielded Arc Welding Machines. This isn’t just a document; it’s a comprehensive tool that you can rely on, customised to align with Australian Workplace Health and Safety guidelines.

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: We’re giving you more than just an empty form. It comes pre-loaded with significant content that we know you’ll find helpful.
  • Fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format: Want to add, edit or delete information? Not a problem! The template is fully customisable to fit perfectly into your specific welding project requirements.
  • Includes the scope of the project and the project details: The model structures your critical project information orderly and efficiently, ensuring nothing important is overlooked.
  • Includes checklist of any high-risk machinery on site: Keep track of hazardous devices on your worksite and make sure safety measures are in place to manage risks associated with such gear.
  • Includes space for recording any staff training: Document all necessary training requirements for your staff, helping you keep track of who has completed what training and when.
  • Includes before and after risk ratings: Evaluate potential risks before and after implementing control methods, ensuring you’ve minimised danger to an acceptable level.
  • Includes resources for use of legislative references: You’re not alone; when it comes to compliance, we have resources that provide relevant legislative references to support your safe work practices.
  • Includes all PPE required: Ensure everyone’s well-provided armor-wise. Identify the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for each task, promoting safety and reducing potential harm.
  • Includes risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: Up your risk management game. The template includes a comprehensive risk assessment tool for you to identify, analyse and evaluate risks.
  • Includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS: No room for missed steps with our systematic checklist that will guide you through each stage of the Work Method Statement processing.
  • Includes sign off page for all workers and responsible persons: Accountability in high gear; keep track of who agreed with what on a formal sign-off page, ensuring everyone is accountable for maintaining safe work practices.
  • Easy to use, easy to customise: Our templates are user-friendly because we believe ease-of-use maximises efficiency at the workplace.
  • Suitable for large contracts and Tenders, including tier 1 contractual work: Whether it’s a mega deal or a tender document, these templates fit perfectly into any welding project scope and size.
  • Quick delivery by email: Don’t wait around. As soon as you order, we’ll promptly deliver your template via email.

And remember, always prioritise safety first! Let’s put on that welding helmet and start working SMART (Safe Methods Achieve Right Techniques)!

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

  • 1. Preparation
    • Improper setup
    • Insufficient personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • 2. Equipment Inspection
    • Faulty equipment
    • Electrical hazards
  • 3. Site Assessment
    • Slip
    • trip and fall hazards
    • Poor ventilation
  • 4. Setting Up Welding Machine
    • Inadequate grounding
    • Improper connections
  • 5. Personal Protective Equipment Check
    • Inadequate protection
    • Faulty PPE
  • 6. Welding Process
    • Eye damage from arc flash
    • Fume inhalation
  • 7. Post Weld Cleanup
    • Burns from hot metal
    • Cuts from sharp edges
  • 8. Power Down Procedure
    • Electrical shock
    • Burn injury
  • 9. Equipment Maintenance
    • Electric shock
    • Unexpected startup of machine
  • 10. Waste Management
    • Hazardous material exposure
    • Poor manual handling
  • 11. Periodic Safety Training
    • Non-compliance to safety regulations
    • Ignorance about potential hazards
  • 12. Storage & Handling of Welding Wires
    • Poor Manual handling
    • Unexpected fall of objects
  • 13. Electrode Handling
    • Electric shock
    • Forced posture
  • 14. Air Quality Control
    • Fume Inhalation
    • Insufficient air supply
  • 15. Emergency Procedures Training
    • Delayed response
    • Panic
  • 16. Routine Machine Safety Checks
    • Neglect of early warning signs
    • Wear and tear
  • 17. Correct Work Posture Training
    • Chronic painful conditions from poor posture
    • Workplace injuries
  • 18. Quality Control Checks
    • Non-compliance to specifications
    • Product rework or waste
  • 19. Hydration and Breaks
    • Dehydration
    • Worker fatigue
  • 20. End of Day Shutdown Procedure
    • Inadequate machine shutdown
    • Unsafe workspace left unattended

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 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 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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