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Potting Machine Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing our Safe Work Method Statement Template for Potting Machine – the helpful tool for any project involving high-risk machinery. Our template is designed to be fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format, making it incredibly easy for you to tailor it to your specific project needs.

Here are some key features of our SWMS template:

  • Comprehensive and Pre-filled: Our SWMS template comes pre-filled with all the important details needed for a potting machine project, including scope of work, project details, and risk assessment. This saves you time and ensures that all necessary information is covered.
  • Fully Editable and Customisable: We understand that each project is unique, and that’s why our template is fully editable and customisable. You can easily add or remove information to suit your specific project requirements.
  • Checklist of High-Risk Machinery: Our SWMS template includes a checklist of any high-risk machinery that may be present on site. This ensures that all potential hazards are identified and addressed.
  • Staff Training Record: There is space provided in the template for recording any staff training undertaken prior to the commencement of the project.
  • Before and After Risk Ratings: Our SWMS template includes a section to record the risk ratings before and after the implementation of the SWMS. This provides an accurate measure of the effectiveness of the SWMS in mitigating risks.
  • Legislative References: The template includes resources for use of legislative references to ensure that you are fully compliant with all relevant laws and regulations.
  • PPE Requirements: The SWMS template includes all personal protective equipment (PPE) required for the project. This ensures that workers are adequately protected.
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Assessment Matrix: Our SWMS template includes a risk assessment and risk assessment matrix to help you identify and assess potential risks associated with the project.
  • Checklist for Implementation: The template also includes a checklist to ensure that all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS.
  • Sign Off Page: Finally, our SWMS template includes a sign off page for all workers and responsible persons. This ensures that everyone involved in the project has read and understood the SWMS.

Our SWMS template is not only easy to use, but it is also suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work. And, as an added bonus, our template is available for instant download, so you can start working on your project right away.

At the end of the day, our goal is to help you create a safer work environment for your workers. With our SWMS template, you can be confident that you have covered all potential risks and hazards, and have a solid plan in place to mitigate them.

Here is some safety information regarding Potting Machine:


  • Crushing and trapping hazards from moving parts
  • Entanglement hazards from rotating or moving parts
  • Electrical hazards from the use of electrical equipment
  • Noise hazards from the operation of the machine
  • Struck-by hazards from ejected materials
  • Slip, trip and fall hazards from the work area


  • Only trained and authorised personnel should operate the Potting Machine.
  • Conduct a pre-start check of the machine before use to ensure it is in safe working order.
  • Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as safety glasses, gloves, and earplugs or earmuffs when operating the Potting Machine.
  • Ensure the machine is switched off and unplugged from the power source before performing any maintenance or cleaning tasks.
  • Do not wear loose-fitting clothing, jewellery or accessories that could become entangled in the machine.
  • Maintain a safe distance from the machine while it is in operation.
  • Do not touch the moving or rotating parts of the machine.
  • Use a tool to clear any jams or blockages in the machine.
  • Ensure the work area is kept clean and free from clutter to prevent slip, trip and fall hazards.


  1. Conduct a pre-start check of the Potting Machine before use to ensure it is in safe working order.
  2. Ensure the work area is clear of any hazards and the machine is positioned on a flat and stable surface.
  3. Connect the machine to a suitable power source and switch it on.
  4. Check the machine is functioning correctly before use.
  5. Place the pot or container to be filled under the potting spout.
  6. Press the foot pedal to activate the potting machine.
  7. Fill the pot or container to the desired level.
  8. Release the foot pedal to stop the potting machine.
  9. Remove the pot or container from under the potting spout.
  10. Switch off the machine and disconnect it from the power source.
  11. Clean the machine and the work area after use.

Emergency Procedures: In the event of an emergency, follow the company’s emergency procedures and contact the relevant emergency services.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Today, we’re gooing to about something that’s bonza important in the world of business, and that’s implementing a safe system of work. Now, before we crack on, let’s have a chinwag about why this is so important.

First and foremost, implementing a safe system of work is not just about keeping your employees safe – although that’s obviously a huge part of it. It’s also about protecting your business. Workplace accidents and injuries can result in lost productivity, decreased morale, and potentially costly legal battles. Plus, nobody wants to work for a company where their safety isn’t a priority.

So, how do you implement a safe system of work? Well, there are a few key steps that you need to follow. Let’s dive in.

Step 1: Identify Potential Hazards

The first step in implementing a safe system of work is to identify potential hazards. This could include anything from heavy machinery to hazardous chemicals to slippery floors. You need to take the time to assess your workplace and identify any potential hazards that could put your employees at risk.

Step 2: Assess the Risks

Once you’ve identified potential hazards, you need to assess the risks associated with ’em. How likely is it that an accident will occur? How severe could the consequences be? This will help you determine which hazards pose the greatest risk and should be addressed first.

Step 3: Develop Safe Work Procedures

Based on your hazard and risk assessments, you need to develop safe work procedures. These procedures should outline the steps that employees need to take to safely perform their job duties. They should also include any necessary safety equipment, such as hard hats or safety goggles.

Step 4: Communicate with Your Employees

Implementing a safe system of work is not just about developing procedures and guidelines – it’s also about effectively communicating ’em to your employees. You need to make sure that your employees understand the risks associated with their job duties and know how to perform their tasks safely. Regular training and communication is key.

Step 5: Monitor and Review

Finally, you need to regularly monitor and review your safe system of work. Are your procedures effective? Are your employees following ’em? Are there any new hazards that need to be addressed? By regularly monitoring and reviewing your system, you can ensure that it remains effective and up-to-date.

Now, I know that implementing a safe system of work can seem overwhelming, but it’s absolutely crucial if you wanna protect your employees and your business. And trust me, it’s worth the effort. Not only will you be creating a safer work environment, but you’ll also be boosting morale and productivity.

So, what are you waiting for? Start assessing your workplace, developing safe work procedures, and communicating with your employees today. Your business – and your employees – will thank you.


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