Site Establishment Shop Fit-out Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Site Establishment Shop Fit-out 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 Site Establishment Shop Fit-out 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
Product Description: Safe Work Method Statement Template for Site Establishment Shop Fit-out

This template is designed to support safety officers and site managers in creating thorough, tailored Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) for shop fit-out projects. It helps ensure all safety measures are comprehensively documented, easy to follow, and compliant with Australian workplace safety laws.

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: This template comes pre-filled with generic content applicable to a variety of shop fit-out scenarios, offering a solid starting point and ensuring you don’t miss critical elements.
  • Fully Editable and Customisable in Microsoft Word Format: You can easily modify any part of the document as needed to fit your specific project requirements—simply open it in Microsoft Word to edit or add information.
  • Includes the Scope of the Project and the Project Details: Specific sections are provided where you can outline the scope of the construction activities, clarifying what will be done, by whom, and under what conditions.
  • Includes Checklist of Any High Risk Machinery on Site: Prioritise safety by documenting all high-risk machinery involved in the project, which helps in identifying specific hazards associated with each piece of equipment.
  • Includes Space for Recording Any Staff Training: Document training sessions attended by staff, including dates and the types of training, to ensure compliance and readiness of all personnel on site.
  • Includes Before and After Risk Ratings: This feature allows for the recording of risk levels both before and after the implementation of control measures, providing visible proof of their effectiveness.
  • Includes Resources for Use of Legislative References: The template offers guidance on legislative references that might be relevant to your project, enhancing legal compliance.
  • Includes All PPE Required: Lists personal protective equipment mandatory for the project, helping you prepare adequately and meet safety standards.
  • Includes Risk Assessment and Risk Assessment Matrix: A detailed section facilitating systematic analysis of potential risks along with a matrix to rate and manage these risks effectively.
  • Includes a Checklist to Ensure All Requirements Have Been Covered When Implementing the SWMS: This comprehensive checklist serves as a final run-through to guarantee nothing has been overlooked in your safety planning.
  • Includes Sign Off Page for All Workers and Responsible Persons: Ensures accountability and confirmation from all parties that they understand and agree to comply with the laid-out procedures.
  • Easy to Use, Easy to Customise: The straightforward format not only saves time during the preparation phase but also makes it accessible for everyone on your team to understand and implement.
  • Suitable for Large Contracts and Tenders, Including Tier 1 Contractual Work: Provides a level of detail and formality that meets the demands of major contracts, making it an invaluable tool for securing and executing larger scale projects.
  • Quick Delivery by Email: We understand that time is often of the essence in contractual obligations; therefore, we ensure quick delivery directly to your inbox, enabling swift action and implementation.

The Site Establishment Shop Fit-out Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) includes the following job steps and related potential hazards:

  • 1. Site Preparation
    • Loose debris
    • Live electrical wiring
  • 2. Demolition
    • Dust inhalation
    • Falling debris
  • 3. Material Storage
    • Incorrect handling
    • Overloading
  • 4. Electrical Setup
    • Electrical shock
    • Improper grounding
  • 5. Machine Installation
    • Crush injuries
    • Equipment malfunction
  • 6. Flooring Installation
    • Slips
    • Trips and falls
    • Tool mishandling
  • 7. Framing and Partitioning
    • Hand injuries
    • Noise pollution
  • 8. Roof Repairs
    • Falls from height
    • Unstable surfaces
  • 9. Insulation Installation
    • Dermatitis
    • Inhalation of fibres
  • 10. Painting and Decorating
    • Chemical exposure
    • Ladder falls
  • 11. Plumbing Works
    • Water leaks
    • Wrong tool usage
  • 12. Electrical Wiring
    • Live wires
    • Circuit overload
  • 13. Fixture Installations
    • Heavy lifting
    • Imbalanced loads
  • 14. Flooring Finishing
    • Volatile organic compounds
    • Physical fatigue
  • 15. Cleanup Process
    • Sharp objects
    • Waste disposal injuries
  • 16. Lighting Setup
    • Electrical shock
    • Working at heights
  • 17. Signage Installation
    • Falling objects
    • Use of power tools
  • 18. Ventilation System Setup
    • Ductwork cuts
    • Asbestos exposure
  • 19. Final Inspection
    • Missed defects
    • Incomplete work
  • 20. Handover Documentation
    • Data discrepancies
    • Miscommunication

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 Site Establishment Shop Fit-out 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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