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Fibre Cement Sheeting Safe Work Method Statement


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Fibre Cement Sheeting Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing our Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) for fibre cement sheeting – the perfect tool to ensure safety and compliance on your project site. Our SWMS is a comprehensive and pre-filled document that covers all the necessary details and requirements to ensure that your team can work safely and efficiently.

Key Features:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Our SWMS is pre-filled with all the necessary details and requirements, making it easy for you to get started on your project right away. It covers all the relevant information, from the scope of the project to the resources required, ensuring that you have everything you need in one place.
  • Fully Editable and Customisable: Our SWMS is fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format, allowing you to make changes and additions to the document to suit your specific needs. This makes it easy for you to tailor the SWMS to your project and ensure that it accurately reflects your requirements.
  • Includes Scope of the Project and Project Details: Our SWMS includes a clear scope of the project and all the necessary project details, including the location, project duration, and project team details. This helps to ensure that everyone is on the same page and understands what is expected of them.
  • Includes Checklist of Any High-Risk Machinery on Site: Our SWMS includes a checklist of any high-risk machinery on site, helping you to identify potential hazards and ensure that appropriate safety measures are in place.
  • Includes Space for Recording Any Staff Training: Our SWMS includes space for recording any staff training, ensuring that all team members are adequately trained and aware of any potential hazards on site.
  • Includes Before and After Risk Ratings: Our SWMS includes before and after risk ratings, helping you to track your progress and ensure that your safety measures are effective.
  • Includes Resources for Use of Legislative References: Our SWMS includes resources for the use of legislative references, ensuring that you stay up-to-date with the latest regulations and guidelines.
  • Includes All PPE Required: Our SWMS includes all the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) required for the project, helping you to ensure that your team is properly protected.
  • Includes Risk Assessment and Risk Assessment Matrix: Our SWMS includes a risk assessment and risk assessment matrix, helping you to identify potential hazards and determine the appropriate level of risk management required.
  • Includes a Checklist to Ensure All Requirements Have Been Covered: Our SWMS includes a checklist to ensure that all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS, helping you to ensure that your team is fully compliant and safe.
  • Includes Sign-Off Page for All Workers and Responsible Persons: Our SWMS includes a sign-off page for all workers and responsible persons, helping you to ensure that everyone has read and understood the SWMS and is committed to working safely.
  • Easy to Use, Easy to Customise: Our SWMS is designed to be easy to use and easy to customise, making it simple to implement on your project site.
  • Suitable for Large Contracts and Tenders, Including Tier 1 Contractual Work: Our SWMS is suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work, ensuring that you can use it on even the most complex and demanding projects.
  • Instantly Delivered Download: Our SWMS is available as an instantly downloadable file, allowing you to get started on your project right away.

At Bluesafe, we are committed to helping you keep your project site safe and compliant. Our SWMS for fibre cement sheeting is a valuable tool that can help you achieve these goals, and we are confident that you will find it to be a useful addition to your project management toolkit.

Here is some safety information related to fibre cement sheeting.


  1. Manual handling injuries from lifting and carrying heavy sheets.
  2. Cuts and lacerations from sharp edges of the sheets.
  3. Dust inhalation from cutting and drilling the sheets.
  4. Falls from heights when working on elevated surfaces.
  5. Electrical hazards from power tools.

Risk Control Measures:

  1. Use mechanical aids such as trolleys and lifting equipment to lift and carry sheets.
  2. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) including gloves and safety glasses. Use cut-resistant gloves when handling sharp-edged sheets.
  3. Use dust control measures such as wet cutting and drilling, or use of dust extraction equipment.
  4. Use appropriate fall protection equipment such as safety harnesses and fall arrest systems when working at heights.
  5. Ensure power tools are regularly maintained and checked for safety. Use residual current devices (RCDs) on all power tools.

Safe Work Procedure:

  1. Site preparation
  • Conduct a risk assessment and identify potential hazards.
  • Set up exclusion zones to keep people away from the work area.
  • Ensure there is adequate lighting and ventilation in the work area.
  • Ensure all power tools and equipment are in good working order and checked for safety.
  • Erect appropriate signage to indicate that work is in progress.
  1. Handling and storage of fibre cement sheets
  • Use mechanical aids to lift and carry the sheets to the work area.
  • Store the sheets in a secure location, away from the work area, to prevent them from being damaged.
  1. Cutting and drilling of fibre cement sheets
  • Use appropriate PPE including safety glasses, cut-resistant gloves, and a respirator when cutting and drilling the sheets.
  • Use dust control measures such as wet cutting and drilling or dust extraction equipment.
  • Ensure power tools are fitted with RCDs.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using power tools.
  • Do not cut or drill sheets in windy conditions.
  1. Installation of fibre cement sheets
  • Use appropriate PPE including safety glasses, gloves, and a respirator.
  • Use appropriate fall protection equipment when working at heights.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions when installing the sheets.
  • Ensure the sheets are properly secured in place and do not pose a risk to people below.
  1. Cleaning up
  • Clean up the work area and dispose of waste materials appropriately.
  • Remove all tools and equipment from the work area.
  • Conduct a final inspection of the work area to ensure it is safe for people to enter.

Emergency Procedures:

  • In the event of an emergency, such as a fire or medical emergency, call the emergency services immediately.
  • Ensure all workers are familiar with the location of emergency exits and assembly points.
  • Have a first aid kit and trained first aid personnel on site.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey, everybody! Today, we’re going to talk about something that is absolutely critical for any workplace out there – establishing safe work practices. Now, I know that might not sound like the sexiest topic in the world, but trust me, it’s one of the most important things you can do for your employees and your business as a whole.

First and foremost, let’s talk about why safe work practices are so crucial. For starters, they help keep your employees safe and healthy. Workplace injuries and illnesses can have a devastating impact on both the individual and the organisation as a whole. Not only can they result in lost productivity and increased costs, but they can also damage morale and leave employees feeling disengaged and unsupported.

On top of that, establishing safe work practices can help you avoid costly legal battles and regulatory fines. OSHA and other regulatory bodies have strict guidelines when it comes to workplace safety, and failure to comply can result in hefty penalties.

So, how do you go about establishing safe work practices in your workplace? Well, it starts with a commitment to safety from the top down. As a leader, you need to make it clear that safety is a top priority and that you expect all employees to take it seriously.

From there, you need to identify potential hazards in your workplace and take steps to mitigate them. This might involve things like installing safety equipment, developing and enforcing safety protocols, and providing regular training to employees on safe work practices.

One of the most important aspects of establishing safe work practices is creating a culture of safety in your workplace. This means creating an environment where employees feel comfortable reporting safety concerns and where safety is woven into the fabric of everyday work life.

To do this, you need to be proactive about safety. This might involve conducting regular safety audits, soliciting feedback from employees, and taking action on safety concerns as soon as they arise.

It’s also important to recognise and reward employees who prioritise safety in their work. This can help reinforce the importance of safe work practices and encourage others to follow suit.

Now, I know that all of this might sound like a lot of work, but trust me when I say that it’s worth it. By establishing safe work practices in your workplace, you’ll create a healthier, happier, and more productive work environment. Plus, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that you’re doing everything in your power to keep your employees safe and healthy.

So, if you haven’t already, take some time to assess your workplace’s safety practices and identify areas for improvement. And remember, safety isn’t just a one-time thing – it’s an ongoing process that requires continuous effort and attention. But if you make safety a priority in your workplace, the benefits will be well worth the effort.


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