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Bunsen Burner Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing our Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) for working with a bunsen burner – your go-to document for ensuring safe and efficient work practices. We understand that every job site and project is unique, and that’s why our SWMS is designed to be pre-filled and comprehensive, while also being fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format for easy editing.

Here are some key features of our SWMS:

  • Scope of project and project details: Our SWMS includes a detailed scope of the project and all necessary project details. This ensures that everyone involved in the project is on the same page and understands the overall objectives.
  • High risk machinery checklist: We provide a checklist of any high-risk machinery on the job site to help identify potential hazards and ensure that proper safety precautions are taken.
  • Staff training recording: Our SWMS includes a space for recording any staff training related to working with a bunsen burner. This ensures that all staff are trained and competent in the safe use of the equipment.
  • Before and after risk ratings: We include before and after risk ratings to help measure the effectiveness of the SWMS and identify any areas where improvements can be made.
  • Legislative references: Our SWMS includes resources for use of legislative references. This ensures that all necessary regulations and standards are met and adhered to.
  • PPE requirements: We include all necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements to help ensure the safety of all workers on the job site.
  • Risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: Our SWMS includes a thorough risk assessment and risk assessment matrix to help identify potential hazards and develop appropriate risk management strategies.
  • Checklist for implementing SWMS: We include a checklist to ensure all necessary requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS. This ensures that the SWMS is implemented properly and that all safety protocols are followed.
  • Sign-off page: Our SWMS includes a sign-off page for all workers and responsible persons. This ensures that everyone has read and understands the SWMS and agrees to comply with its provisions.
  • Easy to use and customise: Our SWMS is designed to be easy to use and easy to customise to fit the specific needs of your project. This means that you can quickly and easily tailor the SWMS to your unique requirements.
  • Suitable for large contracts and tenders: Our SWMS is suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work. This ensures that you have a comprehensive and effective safety plan in place for even the largest and most complex projects.
  • Instant download: Our SWMS is available for instant download, making it easy to get started with your project right away.

At Bluesafe, we are committed to helping you ensure the safety of your workers and the success of your projects. Our SWMS for working with a bunsen burner is a valuable tool for any job site, and we are confident that it will help you achieve your safety and project objectives.

Here is some safety information related to using bunsen burner.


  1. Fire hazard – Bunsen burners use open flames which can cause fires if not used correctly.
  2. Burns and scalds – The flame from a Bunsen burner can cause burns and scalds if not handled carefully.
  3. Explosion hazard – The use of flammable liquids near a Bunsen burner can cause an explosion if not handled correctly.
  4. Inhalation hazard – Bunsen burners produce gases that can be harmful if inhaled.
  5. Chemical hazards – Bunsen burners may be used with chemicals that can cause harm if not used correctly.


  1. Inspection and Preparation:

a. Inspect the Bunsen burner to ensure it is in good condition and the gas and air supply lines are properly connected.

b. Make sure that the work area is clean and free of any flammable materials.

c. Ensure there is adequate ventilation in the laboratory.

d. Check that the fire extinguisher is nearby and operational.

  1. Lighting the Bunsen Burner:

a. Connect the Bunsen burner to the gas supply and open the gas valve.

b. Use a striker or lighter to ignite the flame at the tip of the Bunsen burner.

c. Adjust the air intake valve to control the size and color of the flame.

d. Check that the flame is blue and steady.

  1. Working with the Bunsen Burner:

a. Always wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), such as lab coats, goggles, and gloves.

b. Keep the Bunsen burner away from flammable materials, chemicals, and open flames.

c. Do not leave the Bunsen burner unattended.

d. If the Bunsen burner goes out, turn off the gas supply and wait a few minutes before attempting to relight it.

e. Do not use the Bunsen burner to heat closed containers or flammable liquids.

  1. Shutting down the Bunsen Burner:

a. Turn off the gas supply valve.

b. Wait for the burner to cool down before moving it or putting it away.

c. Store the Bunsen burner in a safe place, away from flammable materials.


All laboratory personnel who will be using Bunsen Burners must be trained in the safe use of Bunsen Burners. The training must include the contents of this Safe Work Method Statement, as well as any laboratory-specific requirements and hazards.

Gary’s Safety Tips

What’s up, everyone! Today, I want to talk to you about an essential topic that affects not only workers but also employers in the Australian Capital Territory. That topic is SWMS, or Safe Work Method Statements.

SWMS are an important tool used to ensure the safety of workers in the workplace. It outlines the various risks and hazards that workers may encounter while carrying out their tasks, and it provides a comprehensive plan on how to mitigate those risks.

In the Australian Capital Territory, SWMS is not just a suggestion or best practice, but it’s a legal requirement for employers to provide a SWMS before commencing any high-risk construction work. It’s a requirement that employers must take seriously because it not only ensures the safety of their employees but also keeps them compliant with the law.

Now, I know some of you might be thinking, “Oh, Gary, but SWMS takes too much time and effort, and it’s just a formality to comply with the law.” But let me tell you something, my friends, that couldn’t be further from the truth. SWMS is not just some checkbox that you tick off to comply with the law, but it’s an essential part of your overall safety management system.

By conducting a SWMS, you’re identifying potential risks and hazards and coming up with a plan to mitigate them. It’s an opportunity for you to think proactively about the safety of your workers and to take preventative measures to avoid accidents and injuries.

And let me tell you something else, accidents and injuries can be costly. Not just in terms of money, but also in terms of time, productivity, and morale. By taking the time to conduct a thorough SWMS, you’re investing in the safety and well-being of your workers, which will ultimately benefit your business in the long run.

Now, some of you might also be wondering, “But Gary, what’s the process for conducting a SWMS?” Well, my friends, it’s a simple four-step process.

Step one is to identify the work activities that involve a high level of risk. These activities could include working at heights, working with hazardous substances, or operating heavy machinery.

Step two is to identify the potential hazards and risks associated with those activities. This could include falling from heights, exposure to harmful chemicals, or being struck by moving machinery.

Step three is to come up with a plan to mitigate those risks. This could include using safety harnesses when working at heights, providing workers with personal protective equipment when working with hazardous substances, or implementing safety protocols when operating heavy machinery.

Step four is to communicate the SWMS plan to your workers and ensure that they understand it. This could involve training sessions, safety briefings, or even written materials that outline the plan.

Now, some of you might be thinking, “But Gary, that sounds like a lot of work.” And you’re not wrong. Conducting a SWMS does require some time and effort, but it’s an investment that will pay off in the long run.

By investing in the safety of your workers, you’re also investing in the success of your business. A safe workplace is a productive workplace, and it’s a workplace where your workers feel valued and respected.

So, my friends, in conclusion, SWMS is not just a legal requirement in the Australian Capital Territory, but it’s also an essential tool for ensuring the safety of your workers and the success of your business. By taking the time to conduct a thorough SWMS, you’re investing in the safety and well-being of your workers, which will ultimately benefit your business in the long run.

Remember, safety should always be a top priority, and SWMS is just one of the many tools that you can use to achieve that goal!

Have a great day.


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