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Concrete Trowel Mechanised Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)

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Concrete Trowel Mechanised Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)

Introducing our Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) for using a mechanised concrete trowel! Our SWMS is a comprehensive tool that assists in ensuring safe work practices are followed on site. Here are some key features of our SWMS:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Our SWMS is pre-filled with all the necessary details, making it easy to use and customisable to your project’s specific requirements. It covers all aspects of the job, from project details to resources, ensuring nothing is left out.
  • Fully Editable: Our SWMS is available in Microsoft Word format, allowing easy editing and customisation to suit your project’s specific requirements. You can add or remove any details that are specific to your project, making it fully customisable.
  • Scope of Project and Project Details: Our SWMS includes a section outlining the scope of the project and project details to ensure all workers understand the specifics of the job.
  • High-Risk Machinery Checklist: Our SWMS includes a checklist of any high-risk machinery on site, making it easy to ensure that all machinery is safe to use and in good working condition.
  • Staff Training Record: Our SWMS provides space to record any staff training completed to ensure all workers are adequately trained and informed on how to use the machinery safely.
  • Before and After Risk Ratings: Our SWMS includes before and after risk ratings, making it easy to identify any potential risks before the job begins and assess any changes in risk levels throughout the project.
  • Legislative References: Our SWMS includes resources for use of legislative references, ensuring that all necessary regulations and requirements are met.
  • PPE Requirements: Our SWMS includes all PPE required for the job, ensuring that all workers are properly equipped with the necessary safety gear.
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Assessment Matrix: Our SWMS includes a risk assessment and risk assessment matrix to identify any potential hazards and assess the level of risk associated with each task.
  • SWMS Checklist: Our SWMS includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS, making it easy to ensure all necessary steps have been taken to ensure worker safety.
  • Sign Off Page: Our SWMS includes a sign-off page for all workers and responsible persons, ensuring that everyone is aware of the risks involved and has agreed to follow the SWMS guidelines.
  • Easy to Use and Customise: Our SWMS is easy to use and customisable, making it suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work.
  • Instant Download: Our SWMS is available for instant download, ensuring you have access to it immediately.

Our SWMS is a tool designed to help workers understand and manage the risks associated with using a mechanised concrete trowel. While we cannot guarantee that accidents or incidents will not occur, our SWMS provides a framework for safe work practices that can reduce the likelihood of such events. With our SWMS, you can feel confident that you are taking all necessary precautions to ensure worker safety on site.

Here is some safety information related to using a mechanised concrete trowel.

Hazard identification:

  1. Pinching hazard: Fingers and hands can be caught between the rotating blades and the machine.
  2. Struck-by hazard: Workers can be struck by the rotating blades or by the machine itself.
  3. Tripping hazard: The power cord can pose a tripping hazard if not properly secured.
  4. Electrical hazard: Electrical cables and machinery pose an electrical hazard if not used properly.

Risk assessment:

The following risk assessment has been carried out to identify potential risks and hazards while using a mechanised concrete trowel:

  • Risk level: High
  • Hazard: Pinching hazard
  • Control measures: Workers will wear protective gloves while handling the machine. A safety guard will be installed to prevent workers from placing their hands near the blades.
  • Risk level: High
  • Hazard: Struck-by hazard
  • Control measures: Workers will maintain a safe distance from the rotating blades while the machine is in operation. A safety perimeter will be established to prevent workers from entering the work area.
  • Risk level: Moderate
  • Hazard: Tripping hazard
  • Control measures: Power cords will be securely taped to the ground to prevent workers from tripping over them. Workers will be trained on how to properly handle and position the power cord.
  • Risk level: Low
  • Hazard: Electrical hazard
  • Control measures: Electrical cables and machinery will be regularly inspected and maintained to ensure they are in good working condition. Workers will be trained on proper use of electrical equipment.

Safe work procedures:

  1. Pre-operation checks:
  • Inspect the machine and power cord for any damage or defects.
  • Ensure that all safety guards are properly installed and in good working condition.
  • Check that the blades are properly attached and in good condition.
  1. Personal protective equipment:
  • Workers will wear protective gloves to prevent pinching hazards.
  • Safety boots will be worn to protect feet from falling objects.
  • High-visibility vests will be worn to increase visibility in the work area.
  1. Work area:
  • A safety perimeter will be established to prevent workers from entering the work area.
  • The work area will be clear of debris and any tripping hazards.
  • The power cord will be securely taped to the ground to prevent tripping hazards.
  1. Machine operation:
  • The machine will be started up and operated according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Workers will maintain a safe distance from the rotating blades while the machine is in operation.
  • The machine will be turned off immediately if any problems are detected.
  1. Post-operation checks:
  • Inspect the machine and blades for any damage or defects.
  • Store the machine in a safe and secure location.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey everyone, Gary here, and today we’re going to talk about the dangers and safety recommendations when working with a mechanised concrete trowel. This is a powerful tool that can help make concrete work faster and more efficient, but it can also be dangerous if not used properly.

First, let’s talk about the dangers of working with a mechanised concrete trowel. The biggest danger is the risk of injury to yourself or others. The trowel has a powerful motor that spins a set of blades at a high speed. If you’re not careful, you can accidentally touch the blades and get seriously hurt.

Another danger is the risk of the trowel tipping over. This can happen if you’re not paying attention to the weight distribution of the machine. If it tips over, it can cause serious damage to the machine or even injure someone nearby.

So, how can you stay safe when working with a mechanised concrete trowel? Here are some safety recommendations:

  1. Wear Protective Gear

The first and most important step to staying safe when working with a mechanised concrete trowel is to wear protective gear. This includes a hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, and steel-toed boots. These will protect you from flying debris and accidental contact with the blades.

  1. Follow Manufacturer’s Instructions

Before using a mechanised concrete trowel, it’s important to read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. This will help you understand how to operate the machine safely and avoid accidents.

  1. Inspect the Machine Before Use

Before using a mechanised concrete trowel, inspect it to make sure it’s in good working condition. Check the blades, motor, and other parts for any signs of damage or wear. If you notice any problems, don’t use the machine until it’s been repaired or replaced.

  1. Pay Attention to Weight Distribution

As I mentioned earlier, the trowel can tip over if you’re not paying attention to the weight distribution. Make sure the weight is evenly distributed over the machine, and don’t overload it with too much concrete.

  1. Keep People Away

When using a mechanised concrete trowel, keep people away from the work area. This includes other workers, bystanders, and children. Make sure everyone knows to stay clear of the machine while it’s in use.

  1. Use a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)

A GFCI is a safety device that can help protect you from electrical shock. If the machine comes into contact with water, the GFCI will shut off the power to the machine, preventing electrical shock.

  1. Never Touch the Blades

This is the most important safety recommendation when working with a mechanised concrete trowel. Never touch the blades while the machine is in operation. If you need to make an adjustment, turn off the machine and wait for the blades to stop spinning before making any changes.

In conclusion, a mechanised concrete trowel is a powerful tool that can help make concrete work faster and more efficient. However, it’s important to use it safely to avoid accidents and injuries. By following the safety recommendations I’ve outlined above, you can help ensure a safe and productive work environment. Stay safe out there, and I’ll catch you on the next one

Cheers,

Concrete Trowel Mechanised Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)

Total Inc GST

$96.80

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Alstain Sheetmetal

 

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Bayside Natural Medicine

 

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Richards Quality Projects

 

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Kaygee Home and Community Support

 

From the initial contact we’ve had with Bluesafe we’ve found that your customer service, product quality and the after sales support to have been nothing short of excellent. You’ve given us a great customer experience.

Glenn King
Turnco Office Furniture

 

I just want to say a heartfelt thanks to the team at Bluesafe. Thank you so much for your service, help and support… We passed our NDIS audit!

Dr Scott Ling
Sustain Health

 

Concrete Trowel Mechanised Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)

Total Inc GST

$96.80

After working for larger companies that take their safety seriously, Bluesafe’s documentation was on par with these companies. You’ve given us the ability to access the same sort of resources that only bigger companies have access to.

Warren Kingsley
Alstain Sheetmetal

 

I was very impressed with both the service and the turnaround time in dealing with Bluesafe. I was up and running with minimal fuss.

Dr Doug Josephides
Bayside Natural Medicine

 

You guys added real value with the required documentation that was high quality, affordable, very well put together and easy to implement. By the way, we secured our government tender for another seven years.

Rodney Prendergast
MMLA Group

 

Getting through an audit can be a daunting experience. Bluesafe’s documentation made the experience so much easier than we had anticipated and we passed the audit without any issues whatsoever. Thanks again, highly appreciated.

Brock Richards
Richards Quality Projects

 

Thanks so much for the quick response! Not only are the documents comprehensive, but on the same morning my audit was due I received the support I needed within the hour. Highly recommended!

Kathie Gorman
Kaygee Home and Community Support

 

From the initial contact we’ve had with Bluesafe we’ve found that your customer service, product quality and the after sales support to have been nothing short of excellent. You’ve given us a great customer experience.

Glenn King
Turnco Office Furniture

 

I just want to say a heartfelt thanks to the team at Bluesafe. Thank you so much for your service, help and support… We passed our NDIS audit!

Dr Scott Ling
Sustain Health

 

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