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Concrete Works Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing our Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) for concrete works – a comprehensive and pre-filled document designed to help you identify and manage the risks associated with your project. Our SWMS is fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format, making it easy to modify to your specific project requirements.

Key Features:

  • Comprehensive and Pre-filled: Our SWMS is pre-filled with the necessary details and requirements for concrete works. It includes all the necessary sections, such as the scope of the project, project details, high-risk machinery checklist, staff training records, before and after risk ratings, legislative references, PPE requirements, risk assessment matrix, implementation checklist, and sign off page.
  • Fully Editable and Customisable: Our SWMS is provided in a Microsoft Word format, making it easy to edit and customise as required to meet the specific needs of your project. You can add or remove sections, modify risk ratings, or adjust the content to fit your project requirements.
  • Includes Scope of Project and Project Details: Our SWMS includes a section for defining the scope of the project and project details, ensuring that all aspects of the project are captured.
  • High-risk Machinery Checklist: Our SWMS includes a checklist for identifying any high-risk machinery on the site. This helps to ensure that appropriate controls are in place to manage the risks associated with the use of this machinery.
  • Staff Training Records: Our SWMS includes a space for recording staff training. This helps to ensure that all workers have received the necessary training to safely undertake their work.
  • Before and After Risk Ratings: Our SWMS includes a section for recording before and after risk ratings, helping to identify the effectiveness of the controls put in place to manage risks associated with the project.
  • Legislative References: Our SWMS includes resources for use of legislative references, ensuring compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.
  • PPE Requirements: Our SWMS includes all the necessary PPE requirements for concrete works, ensuring that workers are protected against the risks associated with their work.
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Assessment Matrix: Our SWMS includes a risk assessment and risk assessment matrix, identifying and managing the risks associated with the project.
  • Implementation Checklist: Our SWMS includes a checklist to ensure that all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS. This helps to ensure that all necessary controls are in place to manage risks associated with the project.
  • Sign Off Page: Our SWMS includes a sign off page for all workers and responsible persons, ensuring that everyone involved in the project is aware of and has agreed to the contents of the SWMS.
  • Easy to Use and Customise: Our SWMS is designed to be user-friendly, making it easy to use and customise to meet the specific needs of your project.
  • Suitable for Large Contracts and Tenders: Our SWMS is suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work.
  • Instantly Delivered Download: Our SWMS is available for instant download, ensuring that you can start using it right away.

We understand the importance of managing risks associated with concrete works, and our SWMS is designed to help you achieve this in a comprehensive and user-friendly manner.

Here is some safety information related to concrete works.

Hazard Identification:

  1. Struck by moving objects – risk of injury from the movement of equipment, materials, or vehicles.
  2. Slips, trips, and falls – risk of injury from slipping on wet or uneven surfaces, or tripping over objects.
  3. Manual handling – risk of injury from lifting, carrying, and moving heavy materials.
  4. Contact with concrete – risk of skin irritation or burns from contact with wet concrete or cement dust.
  5. Noise exposure – risk of hearing damage from the use of noisy equipment.

Control Measures:

  1. Struck by moving objects:
  • All vehicles and equipment must be fitted with flashing lights and reversing alarms.
  • Clear signage must be displayed to indicate the presence of moving vehicles or equipment.
  • Barricades or barriers must be used to separate pedestrians and vehicles.
  • All workers must wear high-visibility clothing.
  1. Slips, trips, and falls:
  • Keep the worksite clean and free from clutter.
  • Use anti-slip mats and footwear where appropriate.
  • Install guardrails and safety nets where there is a risk of falling.
  1. Manual handling:
  • Use mechanical lifting aids where possible.
  • Provide training to workers on safe lifting techniques.
  • Limit the weight of materials that can be manually handled.
  1. Contact with concrete:
  • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including gloves, safety glasses, and a mask.
  • Wash any exposed skin with water immediately after contact with wet concrete.
  • Provide a washing facility for workers to clean up before leaving the worksite.
  1. Noise exposure:
  • Use noise-cancelling ear muffs or ear plugs.
  • Limit the time spent working in noisy areas.
  • Provide training to workers on the risks of noise exposure.

Emergency Procedures:

  • In case of an emergency, all workers must stop work and follow the evacuation procedures.
  • A first aid kit and fire extinguisher must be available on site.
  • All workers must be trained in emergency procedures.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey there, everyone! Today, I want to talk about an important topic that affects many of us in the construction industry – concrete works. While concrete is a strong and versatile material that is commonly used in construction projects, it can also pose significant dangers if not handled with care.

One of the main dangers of working with concrete is the risk of skin irritation and burns. Concrete contains chemicals that can cause skin to become irritated, inflamed, and even burn if it comes into contact with the skin. This can be particularly dangerous if the concrete is wet, as it can penetrate the skin more easily. To protect yourself from skin irritation and burns, it’s important to wear protective clothing, such as gloves, long sleeves, and pants, and to avoid direct contact with wet concrete.

Another danger of working with concrete is the risk of respiratory problems. When concrete is mixed or broken down, it releases dust particles into the air that can be inhaled into the lungs. Over time, exposure to concrete dust can lead to serious respiratory problems, such as bronchitis, asthma, and even lung cancer. To minimize your risk of respiratory problems, always wear a dust mask when working with concrete and work in a well-ventilated area.

In addition to these physical dangers, there are also some safety recommendations that are important to keep in mind when working with concrete. One of the most important safety recommendations is to always follow proper procedures when mixing and handling concrete. This includes wearing protective clothing, using the correct tools and equipment, and following the manufacturer’s instructions for mixing and pouring.

Another important safety recommendation is to ensure that the concrete is properly cured before it is used in a construction project. Curing is the process of allowing the concrete to dry and harden, which is important for ensuring its strength and durability. If concrete is not properly cured, it can crack or break under stress, which can be dangerous for anyone working on or near the project.

It’s also important to ensure that the work area is properly secured when working with concrete. This means keeping the area clean and free of debris, as well as ensuring that any tools or equipment are properly stored and secured when not in use. This can help prevent accidents and injuries, as well as minimize the risk of damage to the project or surrounding property.

Finally, it’s important to work with a team that is experienced and knowledgeable in working with concrete. This can help ensure that the project is completed safely and efficiently, and that any potential risks or hazards are identified and addressed before they become a problem.

In conclusion, working with concrete can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience, but it’s important to keep in mind the potential dangers and safety recommendations. By following proper procedures and working with a knowledgeable and experienced team, you can ensure that your concrete works are completed safely and successfully. Thanks for tuning in, and stay safe out there!


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