Call 1300 877 609 to find out about the latest offers available.

Concrete Vibrator Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)

SKU:

SWMS document delivered by email instantly.
Simply add your company logo.
Effortlessly add or delete information on any SWMS template.
Delivered in Microsoft Word format for easy editing.
Comply with Australian & New Zealand legislation.
Edit documents on the fly with the Microsoft Office Mobile App.
You only pay once, with unlimited use.

Download a Sample SWMS

Concrete Vibrator Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)

The Concrete Vibrator Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a pre-filled and comprehensive document that provides a structured approach to managing safety risks associated with the operation of a concrete vibrator. This SWMS has been designed with the aim of helping workers and employers in the construction industry to carry out their duties safely and efficiently, while minimising risks to health and safety.

Key Features:

  • Fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format for easy editing: Our SWMS is available in a user-friendly format that can be easily edited to suit the specific requirements of your project. You can easily tailor the document to include project-specific details, such as the site location, equipment used, and the names of the workers involved.
  • Includes the scope of the project and the project details: The SWMS covers the scope of the project and includes details such as the project objectives, the site location, and the start and end dates of the project.
  • Includes checklist of any high risk machinery on site: The SWMS includes a checklist of any high-risk machinery that will be used on the site. This ensures that all risks associated with the operation of the machinery are identified and addressed.
  • Includes space for recording any staff training: The SWMS includes a section for recording any staff training that has been completed. This ensures that all workers have received adequate training on how to operate the concrete vibrator safely.
  • Includes before and after risk ratings: The SWMS includes before and after risk ratings, which allow you to assess the effectiveness of your risk management strategies. This helps you to continuously improve your safety practices and minimise the risks associated with the project.
  • Includes resources for use of legislative references: The SWMS includes resources for the use of legislative references, such as regulations and codes of practice. This ensures that you are meeting all legal requirements related to the use of a concrete vibrator on a construction site.
  • Includes all PPE required: The SWMS includes a comprehensive list of all personal protective equipment (PPE) required for the safe operation of the concrete vibrator. This ensures that all workers are adequately protected from any hazards associated with the task.
  • Includes risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: The SWMS includes a risk assessment and a risk assessment matrix. This helps you to identify the hazards associated with the task and assess the risks associated with each hazard. This allows you to prioritise your risk management strategies and minimise the likelihood of an incident occurring.
  • Includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS: The SWMS includes a checklist to ensure that all requirements have been covered when implementing the document. This ensures that all risks associated with the task have been adequately addressed.
  • Includes sign off page for all workers and responsible persons: The SWMS includes a sign-off page for all workers and responsible persons. This ensures that all workers and supervisors are aware of their responsibilities and have agreed to follow the safety procedures outlined in the document.
  • Easy to use, easy to customise: Our SWMS is designed to be user-friendly, making it easy to use and easy to customise. You can easily edit the document to suit your specific requirements and ensure that all hazards associated with the task have been adequately addressed.
  • Suitable for large contracts and Tenders, including tier 1 contractual work: Our SWMS is suitable for use in large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work. This ensures that you are meeting all safety requirements related to the use of a concrete vibrator on a construction site.
  • Instantly delivered download: The SWMS is available as an instantly delivered download, ensuring that you have access to the document as soon as you need it.

Overall, our SWMS for working with a concrete vibrator is a comprehensive and customisable document that provides a structured approach to managing safety risks associated with the operation.

Here is some safety information related to using a concrete vibrator.

Hazard Identification:

  • Electric shock from using the electrical cord
  • Pinch point injuries from the use of the concrete vibrator
  • Struck-by injuries from the concrete vibrator hitting an object or person
  • Hearing loss due to prolonged exposure to high noise levels
  • Back and muscle strain from operating the concrete vibrator for extended periods

Risk Assessment:

Likelihood of Occurrence:

  • Electric shock: High
  • Pinch point injuries: High
  • Struck-by injuries: Medium
  • Hearing loss: Medium
  • Back and muscle strain: High

Consequence:

  • Electric shock: Severe injury or death
  • Pinch point injuries: Moderate to severe injury
  • Struck-by injuries: Moderate to severe injury
  • Hearing loss: Permanent hearing damage
  • Back and muscle strain: Moderate to severe injury

Risk Control Measures:

  • All personnel involved in the task must undergo training on the safe use of the concrete vibrator and relevant personal protective equipment (PPE) before commencing work.
  • Only trained and authorised personnel should operate the concrete vibrator.
  • Electrical cord must be inspected for any damage or wear and tear before use. If any damage is found, the cord must be replaced before use.
  • PPE including earplugs, safety glasses, gloves, and steel-toed boots must be worn by all personnel involved in the task.
  • The work area must be cordoned off and clearly marked to prevent unauthorised personnel from entering.
  • The concrete vibrator must be checked for any damage or wear and tear before use. If any damage is found, the tool must be taken out of service and repaired before use.
  • The concrete vibrator must be held with both hands and the operator must maintain a firm grip on the tool to prevent it from slipping and causing pinch point injuries.
  • The concrete vibrator must not be used near overhead power lines or in wet conditions to prevent electric shock.
  • The operator must not use the concrete vibrator to strike or hit any object or person to prevent struck-by injuries.
  • The operator must take regular breaks to prevent back and muscle strain due to prolonged use.

Emergency Procedures:

  • In case of an electric shock, immediately turn off the power source and call for medical assistance.
  • In case of an injury, immediately stop work and call for medical assistance.
  • In case of a fire, immediately evacuate the area and call for the fire department.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey there, my friends! Today we’re going to talk about something that’s really important for anyone who works with concrete, and that’s using a concrete vibrator. Now, while this tool is incredibly useful for getting concrete to settle and consolidate properly, there are some dangers you need to be aware of if you’re going to use it safely. So let’s dive right in and talk about what you need to know.

First and foremost, you need to understand that a concrete vibrator is a powerful tool that can cause serious harm if not used properly. The vibrations it produces can be intense, and if you’re not careful, you could end up injuring yourself or others. So before you even think about using one, you need to make sure you know how to handle it safely.

One of the biggest dangers of using a concrete vibrator is the risk of hand-arm vibration syndrome, or HAVS. This is a condition that can develop over time from using vibrating tools like a concrete vibrator. It can cause pain, numbness, and loss of strength in your hands and arms, and it’s something you definitely want to avoid. So if you’re going to use a concrete vibrator, you need to make sure you’re using it in a way that minimises your risk of developing HAVS.

The first thing you need to do is make sure you’re using the right type of vibrator for the job. There are different types of vibrators available, and some are better suited for certain applications than others. For example, if you’re working with a large amount of concrete, you might need a high-frequency vibrator to get the job done efficiently. But if you’re working on a smaller project, a low-frequency vibrator might be all you need. So make sure you choose the right tool for the job.

Once you’ve chosen the right vibrator, you need to make sure you’re using it correctly. This means holding it properly and keeping it at the right angle. You should also make sure you’re not applying too much pressure when using the vibrator, as this can cause the concrete to become overly compacted and potentially weaken the structure. Instead, use a gentle, circular motion to distribute the vibrations evenly and avoid putting too much stress on any one area.

Another important safety consideration when using a concrete vibrator is the need to wear appropriate protective gear. This includes gloves, eye protection, and ear protection. The gloves will help protect your hands from the vibrations, while the eye protection will keep any debris or dust out of your eyes. And the ear protection is important because concrete vibrators can be very loud and can cause hearing damage if you’re exposed to them for extended periods of time.

Finally, it’s important to take breaks when using a concrete vibrator. You should never use it for more than 30 minutes at a time, and you should take regular breaks to rest your hands and arms. This will help reduce your risk of developing HAVS and will also give you a chance to assess your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your technique.

So there you have it, my friends. If you’re going to use a concrete vibrator, you need to make sure you’re doing it safely. This means choosing the right tool for the job, using it correctly, wearing appropriate protective gear, and taking breaks as needed. By following these guidelines, you’ll be able to get the job done efficiently and safely. So go out there and make some concrete magic happen!

Regards,

Concrete Vibrator 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

 

Concrete Vibrator 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

 

Need some help?

Phone Support
Monday to Friday
8:30am – 5pm
1300 877 609

Email Support
Monday to Friday
8:30am – 5pm
[email protected]

Support Ticket
Monday to Friday
8:30am – 5pm

Create a Support Ticket