Powered and Non-powered Tools Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Powered and Non-powered Tools 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 Powered and Non-powered Tools 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

If you’re gearing up to tackle any construction or renovation project, having the right documents on hand isn’t just a nicety—it’s essential. One of these vital documents is the Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) Template for Powered and Non-powered Tools. Below are its key features explained in detail:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: This template comes packed with standard entries covering common scenarios in using both powered and non-powered tools, giving you a solid starting point.
  • Fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format for easy editing: Need to tweak the content? No dramas. Open it in Word and modify it as required to suit your job specs!
  • Includes the scope of the project and the project details: Define the boundaries and core details of your work, ensuring that everyone’s on the same page from the get-go.
  • Includes checklist of any high risk machinery on site: Stay on top of safety by checking off the risky machinery present at your workplace.
  • Includes space for recording any staff training: Keep a solid record of who has been trained, on what, and when, which can massively simplify compliance checks.
  • Includes before and after risk ratings: Assess the risks before beginning the task and review them afterwards to maintain consistent safety control.
  • Includes resources for use of legislative references: Get handy links and references to legislation that inform your work practices and requirements.
  • Includes all PPE required: Never miss out on personal protective equipment with a detailed list tailored to each task’s danger level.
  • Includes risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: Evaluate potential risks thoroughly with provided templates easing the decision-making process about necessary controls.
  • Includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS: Final checks? Tick them off this list to ensure everything’s squared away before you begin.
  • Includes sign off page for all workers and responsible persons: Obtain confirmed acknowledgments from everyone involved, maintaining accountability across the board.
  • Easy to use, easy to customise: Designed with usability in mind, technicians will find this template approachable and straightforward to adapt.
  • Suitable for large contracts and Tenders, including tier 1 contractual work: Impress potential clients and meet contractual obligations with a polished and professional document.
  • Quick delivery by email: Hit the ground running as this crucial document is whisked straight to your inbox, ready for use.

No matter the size or nature of your site, this SWMS template helps keep things running smooth and safe. It’s practical, it’s professional, and it keeps the focus right where it should be—on getting the job done securely.

The Powered and Non-powered Tools Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) includes the following job steps and related potential hazards:

  • 1. Preparation
    • Incorrect tool selection
    • Lack of personal protective equipment
  • 2. Equipment check
    • Wear and tear on tools
    • Electrical faults
  • 3. Set-up area
    • Trip hazards
    • Poor lighting
  • 4. Marking out
    • Inaccurate measurements
    • Miscommunication
  • 5. Cutting materials
    • Flying debris
    • Sharp edges
  • 6. Drilling holes
    • Noise
    • Vibration-related disorders
  • 7. Assembly
    • Heavy lifting
    • Pinch points
  • 8. Fastening
    • Incorrect fastening technique
    • Use of excessive force
  • 9. Machine handling
    • Untrained staff
    • Equipment malfunction
  • 10. Maintenance
    • Contact with hot surfaces
    • Exposure to hazardous substances
  • 11. Cleaning up
    • Slips from oily surfaces
    • Handling sharp objects
  • 12. Transportation
    • Overexertion
    • Insecure load
  • 13. Inspection
    • Oversight of damage
    • Unchecked safety functions
  • 14. Storage
    • Improper storage procedures
    • Access issues
  • 15. Decommission
    • Environmental hazards
    • Residual energy
  • 16. Emergency procedures
    • Delayed response
    • Lack of evacuation signage
  • 17. Tool Handover
    • Misplacement
    • Unauthorized access
  • 18. Energy isolation
    • Incomplete lockout/tagout
    • Accidental re-energisation
  • 19. Documentation update
    • Loss of documents
    • Data misentry
  • 20. Review and feedback
    • Non-compliance to safety protocols
    • Inadequate worker 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 Powered and Non-powered Tools 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.

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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