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Plastering Work Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing the Plastering Work Safe Work Method Statement – a comprehensive and pre-filled document designed to assist in planning and executing safe and efficient plastering projects. Here are some key features of this document:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Our SWMS for plastering work comes pre-filled with essential details that are specific to your project, including the scope of the project, project details, and before and after risk ratings. The document is also comprehensive, covering all the necessary aspects of a SWMS for plastering work.
  • Fully editable and customisable: We understand that each project is unique and may require some modifications to suit its specific requirements. That’s why our SWMS for plastering work is fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format, allowing you to make changes easily and quickly.
  • High Risk Machinery Checklist: We know how important it is to identify and manage high-risk machinery on site. Our SWMS includes a checklist to help you identify these hazards and implement appropriate control measures.
  • Staff Training Record: It is crucial to ensure that all staff members are trained and competent to undertake the tasks assigned to them. Our SWMS includes space to record the training undertaken by staff.
  • Legislative references: Our SWMS provides resources for use of legislative references to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and guidelines.
  • PPE Requirements: Our SWMS includes all PPE required for plastering work, ensuring the safety of workers on the site.
  • Risk Assessment and Matrix: Our SWMS includes a risk assessment and risk assessment matrix to help identify and assess risks associated with plastering work and implement appropriate control measures.
  • Checklist: Our SWMS includes a checklist to ensure that all the necessary requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS, making it easy to stay organised and ensure that all bases are covered.
  • Sign off page: Our SWMS includes a sign off page for all workers and responsible persons, ensuring that everyone is aware of their responsibilities and has agreed to the SWMS.
  • Easy to use and customise: Our SWMS is designed to be user-friendly, easy to understand and easy to customise to suit the specific requirements of your project.
  • Suitable for large contracts and tenders: Our SWMS is suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work.
  • Instant Download: Our SWMS is available for instant download, ensuring that you can get started on your project right away.

Our SWMS for plastering work is a reliable and comprehensive tool that can assist you in planning and executing safe and efficient plastering projects. It is designed to be easy to use, easy to customise, and suitable for large contracts and tenders. Download it now and ensure the safety of your workers and the success of your project.

Here is some safety information related to plastering work.


  • Falling from height
  • Electrical hazards
  • Manual handling injuries
  • Exposure to hazardous substances
  • Struck by or caught between hazards
  • Slip, trip, and fall hazards
  • Noise hazards

Control Measures:

  1. Planning and preparation:
  • Conduct a risk assessment to identify and assess hazards associated with plastering work.
  • Ensure all workers have received adequate training in plastering work and safety procedures.
  • Determine the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for the job.
  • Ensure all equipment is in good working condition.
  1. Working at heights:
  • Use scaffolding or elevated work platforms (EWPs) to access high areas.
  • Ensure that scaffolds and EWPs are set up by competent persons and are inspected before use.
  • Use appropriate fall protection equipment such as safety harnesses and lanyards.
  • Erect barriers or warning signs to prevent unauthorised access to the work area.
  1. Electrical safety:
  • Identify and isolate all electrical hazards before commencing work.
  • Use non-conductive ladders and tools when working near electrical sources.
  • Ensure that all electrical equipment is appropriately grounded and has been tested and tagged by a competent person.
  1. Manual handling:
  • Use mechanical aids such as trolleys or hoists to move heavy loads.
  • Train workers in safe lifting techniques and ensure they are physically capable of performing the task.
  • Provide workers with adequate breaks to avoid fatigue-related injuries.
  1. Hazardous substances:
  • Use appropriate respiratory protective equipment when working with plaster and other hazardous substances.
  • Store hazardous substances in appropriate containers and in a secure location away from the work area.
  • Dispose of hazardous waste in accordance with local regulations.
  1. Struck by or caught between hazards:
  • Ensure that all workers are wearing appropriate PPE such as hard hats, safety glasses, and gloves.
  • Keep the work area free from clutter and debris.
  • Ensure that all equipment is operated by trained personnel and is in good working order.
  1. Slip, trip, and fall hazards:
  • Ensure that the work area is clean and free from hazards such as tripping hazards, uneven surfaces, or slippery floors.
  • Use appropriate footwear with slip-resistant soles.
  • Mark off the work area with barriers or warning signs to prevent unauthorised access.
  1. Noise hazards:
  • Use appropriate hearing protection when working in noisy environments.
  • Reduce noise levels by using equipment that produces less noise, such as electric tools rather than pneumatic tools.

Emergency Procedures:

  • Establish emergency procedures and ensure all workers are aware of them.
  • Have a first aid kit readily available on site.
  • In case of emergency, call the appropriate emergency services.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey there, my friends! Today I want to talk to you about something that may not seem like the most exciting topic, but it’s essential to know about if you’re involved in the construction industry. That’s right, we’re talking about plastering!

Now, I know what you’re thinking – “Gary, plastering is just slapping some mud on a wall, how dangerous can it be?” Well, my friends, the truth is that plastering can be quite hazardous if you don’t take the proper safety precautions. That’s why I want to give you some tips on how to stay safe on the job.

First and foremost, let’s talk about respiratory protection. Plaster dust can be extremely harmful if you inhale it over an extended period of time. That’s why it’s crucial to wear a respirator that’s specifically designed to filter out dust and other particles. Don’t skimp on this – investing in a high-quality respirator is a small price to pay to protect your health.

Next up, let’s talk about eye protection. Plastering involves a lot of spraying and splashing, which can easily get into your eyes and cause serious damage. That’s why you need to wear safety glasses or goggles at all times. Again, this may seem like a small thing, but it can make a huge difference in your safety.

Another thing to keep in mind is your posture. Plastering involves a lot of bending and twisting, which can put a lot of strain on your back and other joints. Make sure you’re using proper lifting techniques and take breaks frequently to stretch and move around. Trust me, your body will thank you for it later.

And let’s not forget about the hazards of working at heights. If you’re plastering a ceiling or a high wall, make sure you’re using the proper scaffolding or other equipment to keep you safe. Don’t try to balance on a ladder or other unstable surface – it’s just not worth the risk.

Now, let’s talk about some general safety tips that apply to all types of construction work. First and foremost, always be aware of your surroundings. Make sure you’re not working in an area with potential hazards, like electrical wires or pipes. And always keep an eye out for other workers or equipment that may be nearby.

Another thing to keep in mind is communication. Make sure you’re communicating clearly with your co-workers and supervisors about what you’re doing and where you’ll be working. This can help prevent accidents and ensure that everyone is on the same page.

And finally, don’t take shortcuts. I know it can be tempting to rush through a job or skip over certain safety procedures, but trust me – it’s not worth it. Taking the time to do things right and follow proper safety protocols may take a little longer, but it can make all the difference in the world.

So there you have it, my friends – some quick tips on how to stay safe while plastering. Remember, your health and safety should always be your top priority on the job. Don’t take unnecessary risks, and always be aware of your surroundings. With a little common sense and some good safety habits, you can ensure that you stay safe and healthy while doing what you love.


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