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Commercial Cleaning Work Safe Work Method Statement


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Commercial Cleaning Work Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing our Commercial Cleaning Work Safe Work Method Statement! Our SWMS is designed to provide a pre-filled and comprehensive guide to ensure your team can complete the project with the utmost safety and efficiency.

Key Features:

  • Fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format for easy editing
  • Includes the scope of the project and project details, ensuring all team members are aware of the job requirements
  • Checklist of any high risk machinery on site to ensure safe operation
  • Space for recording any staff training, to ensure all team members are appropriately trained for the project
  • Before and after risk ratings to measure the effectiveness of the SWMS implementation
  • Resources for use of legislative references, ensuring all legal requirements are met
  • PPE requirements included to ensure the safety of all team members
  • Risk assessment and risk assessment matrix to identify potential hazards and control measures
  • Checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS, to ensure no crucial detail is missed
  • Sign off page for all workers and responsible persons, ensuring accountability for implementation of the SWMS

Our SWMS is easy to use and easy to customise to your specific project requirements. It is suitable for large contracts and Tenders, including tier 1 contractual work. Additionally, it is delivered instantly as a download so that you can begin using it immediately.

By utilising our SWMS, you can feel confident that your team is equipped with the necessary tools to complete the project safely and efficiently. With its comprehensive approach, you can rest assured that all crucial details are accounted for.

Here is some safety information related to commercial cleaning work.


  1. Slips, trips and falls while cleaning
  2. Exposure to cleaning chemicals
  3. Electrical hazards while using electrical equipment
  4. Manual handling injuries while lifting and moving heavy equipment
  5. Exposure to biological hazards such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi

Risk Controls:

  1. Slip, trip and fall hazards will be controlled by ensuring that floors are clean, dry, and free from obstacles before commencing work. Workers will be trained to identify hazards and take appropriate action to control them.
  2. Exposure to cleaning chemicals will be controlled by ensuring that workers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves and masks. Workers will be trained in the safe handling and use of chemicals and provided with Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for all chemicals used.
  3. Electrical hazards will be controlled by ensuring that all electrical equipment is regularly maintained and tested, and workers are trained in the safe use of electrical equipment. Portable electrical equipment will be fitted with a residual current device (RCD) for added protection.
  4. Manual handling injuries will be controlled by providing workers with appropriate equipment such as trolleys and hoists, and ensuring that heavy loads are lifted by two or more workers. Workers will be trained in safe lifting techniques and provided with ergonomic equipment such as adjustable chairs and desks.
  5. Exposure to biological hazards will be controlled by providing workers with appropriate PPE such as gloves and masks, and ensuring that all equipment is regularly cleaned and disinfected. Workers will be trained in the safe handling of biological hazards and provided with appropriate training and resources to deal with spills and incidents.

Emergency Procedures:

In the event of an emergency such as a fire, explosion or chemical spill, workers will be trained in the appropriate emergency procedures and evacuation plans. Workers will be provided with access to emergency equipment such as fire extinguishers and first aid kits, and trained in their use.

Communication and Training:

Workers will be provided with appropriate training and resources to carry out their work safely and effectively. Workers will be encouraged to raise any concerns or hazards they identify, and management will take appropriate action to address these concerns. Regular training and communication will be provided to ensure that workers are up to date with the latest safety procedures and hazards.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey everybody, it’s your safety guy, Gary, and today we’re gonna talk about something super important: commercial cleaning work. Now, I know this might not be the most exciting topic out there, but it’s crucial that we discuss the dangers and safety recommendations when it comes to this type of work.

Let’s start with the dangers. Commercial cleaning work can be hazardous if proper precautions aren’t taken. For example, cleaning chemicals can be harmful if not handled correctly. They can cause skin irritation, respiratory problems, and even burns. That’s why it’s essential to wear protective gear like gloves, goggles, and masks when using these chemicals.

Another potential danger is slips and falls. Commercial cleaners often work in environments where spills and wet surfaces are common, which can increase the risk of accidents. It’s crucial to wear slip-resistant shoes and be aware of your surroundings to avoid slipping and falling.

Now, let’s talk about some safety recommendations to keep in mind when working in commercial cleaning. First and foremost, always read the labels and follow the instructions on cleaning products. They’re there for a reason, and ignoring them could lead to serious consequences.

Secondly, always wear protective gear. I can’t stress this enough. Whether it’s gloves, goggles, or a mask, protective gear can go a long way in preventing injuries and illnesses.

Thirdly, take regular breaks. Cleaning can be physically demanding work, and it’s important to give your body the rest it needs to avoid fatigue and injury.

Another essential safety recommendation is to be aware of your surroundings. This means being mindful of wet surfaces, tripping hazards, and other potential dangers. It’s also essential to communicate effectively with your colleagues to ensure everyone is on the same page and working together to maintain a safe work environment.

Finally, don’t be afraid to speak up. If you notice something that seems unsafe or hazardous, it’s important to bring it to your supervisor’s attention. Remember, safety should always be a top priority, and it’s everyone’s responsibility to ensure a safe work environment.

In conclusion, commercial cleaning work can be dangerous if proper safety precautions aren’t taken. However, by following these safety recommendations, you can significantly reduce the risk of accidents and injuries. Always remember to read labels, wear protective gear, take breaks, be aware of your surroundings, communicate effectively, and speak up if you notice something unsafe.

Thanks for tuning in, guys. As always, stay safe out there and keep working hard.


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