Tiling and Waterproofing Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Tiling and Waterproofing 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 Tiling and Waterproofing 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 Tiling and Waterproofing

Prepare for your tiling and waterproofing projects with our meticulous Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) template, specifically designed to enhance safety and compliance on the job. This user-friendly document is crucial for managing risks effectively and ensuring a smooth workflow. Whether you’re tackling large contracts or tender applications, including Tier 1 contractual work, this template provides a solid foundation for documenting safe work practices.

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Kickstart your documentation process with a pre-filled layout saving you time and guiding you through necessary safety steps.
  • Fully Editable and Customisable in Microsoft Word Format: Tailor the SWMS to fit your specific project requirements and site conditions with ease, all in a familiar editing environment.
  • Includes the Scope of the Project and Project Details: Clearly define the boundaries and key details of your project, ensuring all team members are aligned and informed.
  • Checklist of Any High Risk Machinery on Site: Maintain awareness and control over high-risk machinery usage, minimising potential hazards associated with tiling and waterproofing equipment.
  • Space for Recording Any Staff Training: Document training sessions undertaken by your team, reinforcing the importance of safety and preparedness on site.
  • Before and After Risk Ratings: Evaluate the effectiveness of your risk management strategies by comparing risk levels before and after implementing safety controls.
  • Resources for Use of Legislative References: Access relevant legislative references to ensure your compliance with local laws and regulations pertaining to construction works.
  • Includes All PPE Required: Specify personal protective equipment (PPE) necessary for each task, promoting worker safety throughout the project duration.
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Assessment Matrix: Systematically identify and evaluate potential risks, utilising a structured matrix to prioritize and manage them effectively.
  • Checklist to Ensure All Requirements Have Been Covered When Implementing the SWMS: Conclude with confidence knowing every aspect of the safety plan has been addressed through a thorough final checklist.
  • Sign Off Page for all Workers and Responsible Persons: Include an official sign-off by all participants, endorsing their understanding and agreement to comply with the outlined safety measures.
  • Easy to Use, Easy to Customise: Designed with simplicity and adaptability in mind, ensuring it suits various job scales from small renovations to major constructions.
  • Suitable for Large Contracts and Tenders, Including Tier 1 Contractual Work: Our template meets the rigorous demands of large-scale contracts, providing detailed and precise safety protocols.
  • Quick Delivery by Email: Get started right away with swift electronic delivery, allowing immediate implementation and preparation.

This product description in HTML format offers a balance between professional content delivery and approachability, guaranteeing your project’s documentation is both comprehensive and compliant to Australian standards.

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

  • 1. Site preparation
    • Slip hazards
    • tripping on tools
  • 2. Material handling
    • Manual handling injuries
    • exposure to chemicals
  • 3. Surface cleaning
    • Inhalation of dust
    • slipping on wet surfaces
  • 4. Underlay installation
    • Sharp tools
    • manual handling injuries
  • 5. Waterproofing application
    • Chemical exposure
    • fume inhalation
  • 6. Cutting tiles
    • Dust inhalation
    • cuts from tools
  • 7. Adhesive mixing
    • Chemical exposure
    • skin irritation
  • 8. Tile laying
    • Tripping over loose tiles
    • knee injuries from kneeling
  • 9. Alignment and spacing
    • Eye strain
    • repetitive motion injuries
  • 10. Grouting
    • Chemical exposure
    • abrasive injuries
  • 11. Cleaning excess grout
    • Chemical exposure
    • slip hazards
  • 12. Sealing grout
    • Fume inhalation
    • contact dermatitis
  • 13. Final inspection
    • Missed hazardous areas
    • non-compliance to standards
  • 14. Waste disposal
    • Sharp objects
    • hazardous waste handling
  • 15. Equipment demobilisation
    • Manual handling injuries
    • equipment malfunction
  • 16. Site clearance
    • Tripping hazards
    • leftover materials
  • 17. Client handover
    • Communication errors
    • client dissatisfaction
  • 18. Review safety protocols
    • Misinterpretation of guidelines
    • overlooking risks
  • 19. Tool maintenance
    • Equipment failure
    • injury from faulty tools
  • 20. Reporting incidents
    • Incomplete reporting
    • non-compliance issues

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 Tiling and Waterproofing 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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