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Fume Hood Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing our Fume Hood Safe Work Method Statement! Our SWMS is designed to assist you in carrying out your work in a safe and efficient manner, without compromising on quality.

Here are some key features of our SWMS:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Our SWMS is pre-filled with all the necessary details required for working with a fume hood. We have taken care to cover all the important aspects of the job, while leaving room for you to add any specific details that may be unique to your project.
  • Fully editable and customisable: Our SWMS comes in a Microsoft Word format, which means you can easily edit and customise it to suit your specific needs. We understand that each project is unique, and our SWMS allows you to tailor your safety plan to your exact requirements.
  • Includes scope of project and project details: Our SWMS includes a comprehensive scope of the project, as well as all the necessary project details. This ensures that everyone involved in the project is on the same page, and is aware of what needs to be done.
  • Checklist of high-risk machinery on site: We have included a checklist of all high-risk machinery that may be present on the job site. This helps to ensure that all potential hazards are identified and accounted for.
  • Space for recording staff training: Our SWMS includes space for recording any staff training that has been undertaken. This helps to ensure that everyone working on the project is trained and competent to carry out their tasks safely.
  • Before and after risk ratings: Our SWMS includes before and after risk ratings, which helps to track the effectiveness of the safety measures put in place.
  • Resources for legislative references: We have included resources for legislative references, which helps to ensure that you are complying with all the relevant laws and regulations.
  • Includes all PPE required: Our SWMS includes a comprehensive list of all personal protective equipment (PPE) required for working with a fume hood. This helps to ensure that everyone working on the project is adequately protected.
  • Risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: Our SWMS includes a risk assessment and risk assessment matrix, which helps to identify and manage potential risks on the job site.
  • Checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered: We have included a checklist to ensure that all the necessary requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS. This helps to ensure that nothing is missed, and that everyone involved in the project is working safely.
  • Sign-off page for all workers and responsible persons: Our SWMS includes a sign-off page for all workers and responsible persons. This helps to ensure that everyone is aware of their responsibilities, and that they are committed to working safely.
  • Easy to use and customise: Our SWMS is easy to use and customise, making it suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work. Our SWMS is designed to save you time and effort, while ensuring that you are working safely and efficiently.
  • Instantly delivered download: Our SWMS is available as an instant download, which means that you can start using it right away.

We hope that our Safe Work Method Statement for working with a fume hood will assist you in carrying out your work safely and efficiently. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Here is some safety information related to working with a fume hood.

Hazards and Risks:

Working with fume hoods can present several hazards and risks, including:

  1. Exposure to hazardous substances – Fume hoods are used to contain hazardous substances, which can cause harm if not handled correctly.
  2. Electrical hazards – Fume hoods are powered by electricity, and there is a risk of electric shock if the equipment is not maintained correctly.
  3. Fire hazards – Fume hoods can pose a fire risk if flammable substances are not stored correctly.
  4. Mechanical hazards – Fume hoods have moving parts, and there is a risk of injury if these parts are not handled correctly.
  5. Environmental hazards – Fume hoods can emit harmful gases into the environment, causing pollution and potential harm to people and animals.

Control Measures:

To mitigate the risks associated with working with fume hoods, the following control measures must be implemented:

  1. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – Workers must wear appropriate PPE, including lab coats, gloves, and safety goggles, when working with fume hoods.
  2. Ventilation – Fume hoods must be properly ventilated to prevent the buildup of hazardous substances.
  3. Electrical Safety – Fume hoods must be maintained regularly, and any electrical faults must be repaired immediately.
  4. Fire Safety – Flammable substances must be stored correctly, and fire extinguishers must be readily available in case of a fire.
  5. Mechanical Safety – Workers must be trained in the safe handling of fume hoods and their moving parts.
  6. Environmental Safety – Fume hoods must be regularly inspected to ensure that they are not emitting harmful gases into the environment.


The following procedures must be followed when working with fume hoods:

  1. Check the fume hood – Before using the fume hood, ensure that it is clean and free from any obstructions.
  2. Prepare the work area – Ensure that the work area is clear and that all necessary equipment is within easy reach.
  3. Put on PPE – Workers must put on appropriate PPE before working with fume hoods.
  4. Open the sash – The sash must be opened to the appropriate level to allow for proper ventilation.
  5. Turn on the fume hood – The fume hood must be turned on before using it to ensure proper ventilation.
  6. Perform work – Perform the necessary work while monitoring the fume hood and the ventilation system.
  7. Clean up – After completing the work, ensure that the work area is clean and free from any hazardous substances.
  8. Close the sash – The sash must be closed after completing the work to prevent the buildup of hazardous substances.
  9. Turn off the fume hood – The fume hood must be turned off after use.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey everyone, it’s great to be here today to talk about a very important topic – the dangers and safety recommendations on working with fume hoods. Now, I know that many of you may have experience working with these devices, but it’s always important to stay up-to-date on the latest safety measures to protect yourself and those around you.

First off, let’s talk about the dangers of working with fume hoods. Fume hoods are essential pieces of equipment for laboratories and other settings where hazardous substances are used. They work by containing harmful vapours and gases that can be released during experiments or other procedures.

However, if used improperly or if they are not maintained properly, fume hoods can pose serious risks to your health and safety. Some of the most common dangers associated with fume hoods include exposure to toxic chemicals, fires or explosions, and even asphyxiation.

One of the most important safety recommendations when working with fume hoods is to always wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). This can include gloves, eye protection, and a lab coat or other protective clothing. In addition, it’s crucial to always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use and to be properly trained on how to use the equipment.

Another key safety measure is to regularly inspect and maintain your fume hood. This includes checking for any leaks or damage, cleaning the hood regularly, and ensuring that it is properly ventilated. It’s also important to regularly monitor the air flow within the hood and to keep the sash at the proper height.

Finally, it’s important to always work with hazardous substances in a well-ventilated area. This can help to minimize the risk of exposure to harmful vapours and gases, and can also help to prevent fires or explosions.

So, there you have it – some of the most important dangers and safety recommendations when working with fume hoods. Remember, the safety of yourself and those around you should always be your top priority when working with hazardous substances. Stay safe and stay informed!


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