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Thicknesser Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)

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Thicknesser Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)

Introducing our Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) Template for Thickenesser – a helpful tool designed to ensure a safe and compliant work environment for your team. This template is fully customisable in Microsoft Word format, making it easy to edit and tailor to your project needs.

Here are some of the key features of our SWMS template:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Our SWMS template is pre-filled with all the necessary information to ensure your team is aware of the project scope, machinery on site, required PPE, and any legislative references.
  • Fully Editable and Customisable: The template can be easily edited and customised to fit your specific project requirements, providing flexibility and convenience.
  • Includes a Checklist: Our SWMS template includes a checklist of any high-risk machinery on site and a list to ensure all requirements are covered, reducing the risk of overlooking important details.
  • Includes Before and After Risk Ratings: The SWMS template includes space to record before and after risk ratings, allowing you to track the effectiveness of your risk management strategies.
  • Includes Resources for Legislative References: Our SWMS template includes resources for legislative references, making it easier to comply with relevant regulations and standards.
  • Includes Recording of Staff Training: The template includes space for recording staff training, ensuring your team is properly trained and equipped to perform their tasks safely.
  • Suitable for Large Contracts and Tenders: Our SWMS template is suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work, making it a useful tool for businesses of all sizes.
  • Instant Download: The SWMS template is available for instant download, providing immediate access to the necessary paperwork.
  • Easy to Use and Customise: Our SWMS template is user-friendly, providing a straightforward and customisable solution for creating a safe and compliant work environment.
  • Includes Sign-Off Page: The template includes a sign-off page for all workers and responsible persons, providing a clear record of who has read and understood the SWMS.

Investing in our SWMS template will help you save time and effort while creating a safer work environment. It’s a helpful tool that provides a clear and comprehensive framework for managing risk and complying with regulations. Download our SWMS template today and take the first step towards a safer workplace.

Here is some safety information regarding the thicknesser.

Purpose: The purpose of this Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is to outline the steps and precautions to be taken when using a thicknesser, in order to ensure the safety of all workers involved.

Hazards: The following hazards may be encountered when using a thicknesser:

  • Entanglement with moving parts
  • Flying debris
  • Electrocution (if electrical components are not properly maintained)
  • Cuts from sharp blades
  • Slip and fall hazards

Precautions: To mitigate the above hazards, the following precautions should be taken:

  • All workers must be trained in the use of the thicknesser before operating it.
  • Ensure that the thicknesser is properly maintained and all safety features are in place and functional.
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment, including safety glasses, ear protection, and gloves.
  • Ensure that the thicknesser is properly grounded and all electrical components are in good condition.
  • Use only approved blades and follow manufacturer’s recommendations for blade installation and adjustment.
  • Use push blocks or other devices to keep hands and fingers away from moving parts.
  • Keep the work area clean and free of debris.
  • Ensure that the thicknesser is properly secured to prevent movement or tipping.
  • Do not use the thicknesser if you are tired or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Procedure: The following steps should be taken when using a thicknesser:

  1. Conduct a risk assessment and identify all hazards associated with the task.
  2. Ensure that the thicknesser is properly set up and all safety features are in place.
  3. Select the appropriate blade for the material being worked on and install it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  4. Ensure that the thicknesser is properly grounded and all electrical components are in good condition.
  5. Adjust the blade height and feed rate to the appropriate setting for the material being worked on.
  6. Turn on the thicknesser and allow it to reach full speed before feeding the material into the machine.
  7. Use push blocks or other devices to keep hands and fingers away from moving parts.
  8. Feed the material through the thicknesser at a steady pace, keeping hands and fingers away from the blades.
  9. Inspect the material as it exits the thicknesser and repeat the process as necessary to achieve the desired thickness.
  10. When finished, turn off the thicknesser and clean up the work area, ensuring that all debris is properly disposed of.

Emergency Procedures: In the event of an emergency, follow the following procedures:

  • If an injury occurs, stop work immediately and seek medical attention.
  • If an electrical hazard is identified, turn off power to the thicknesser immediately and seek qualified assistance.
  • If a fire or other emergency occurs, activate the nearest alarm and evacuate the area according to site procedures.

Review: This Safe Work Method Statement should be reviewed regularly to ensure that it remains current and effective. Any changes to equipment, procedures or site conditions should be assessed for their impact on safety, and the SWMS updated accordingly.

Gary’s Safety Tips

G’day everyone, it’s great to be chatting with you today about the importance of incorporating risk management into safe work method statements (SWMS). As business owners and managers, it’s our responsibility to ensure the safety of our employees and those around us, and risk management is a critical aspect of achieving this goal.

Before we dive into the nitty-gritty of SWMS and risk management, let’s first define what we mean by these terms. SWMS are documents that outline the steps required to perform a task safely and effectively, while risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling risks in order to minimise their impact.

Now, let’s talk about why it’s so important to incorporate risk management into SWMS. When we create a SWMS, we’re essentially documenting the steps required to perform a task safely. But if we don’t take into account the potential risks associated with that task, we’re not truly ensuring the safety of our employees.

By incorporating risk management into SWMS, we’re not only identifying potential hazards and risks associated with a task, but we’re also developing strategies to control and minimise those risks. This can include implementing additional safety measures, providing appropriate training to employees, and ensuring that all equipment and materials are in good working order.

It’s important to remember that risk management isn’t a one-time event, but rather an ongoing process that should be regularly reviewed and updated as required. By regularly reviewing and updating our SWMS, we can ensure that we’re continuously identifying and addressing potential risks, and that our employees are always working in a safe environment.

So, how can we incorporate risk management into our SWMS? Here are some steps that you can take:

  1. Identify potential hazards and risks associated with the task Before creating a SWMS, take the time to identify all potential hazards and risks associated with the task. This can include things like working at heights, working with hazardous materials, or working with heavy machinery. By identifying these risks upfront, you can then develop strategies to minimise or control them.
  2. Develop strategies to control and minimise risks Once you’ve identified potential risks, it’s important to develop strategies to control and minimise those risks. This can include providing appropriate training to employees, implementing additional safety measures, or ensuring that all equipment and materials are in good working order.
  3. Document your SWMS and regularly review and update it Once you’ve identified potential risks and developed strategies to control and minimise them, it’s time to document your SWMS. Make sure that your SWMS includes all the steps required to perform the task safely, as well as any additional safety measures that you’ve implemented. It’s also important to regularly review and update your SWMS as required, to ensure that it remains relevant and effective.
  4. Communicate your SWMS to employees Finally, make sure that your employees are aware of your SWMS and understand how to follow it. This can include providing appropriate training, posting the SWMS in a visible location, and regularly reminding employees of the importance of working safely.

In conclusion, incorporating risk management into safe work method statements is critical to ensuring the safety of our employees and those around us. By identifying potential hazards and risks associated with a task, developing strategies to control and minimise those risks, and regularly reviewing and updating our SWMS, we can ensure that our employees are always working in a safe environment. So, let’s make sure that we’re always putting safety first, and that we’re doing everything we can to minimise risk and keep everyone safe. Thanks for tuning in, and I’ll catch you next time.

Cheers,

Thicknesser Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)

Total Inc GST

$96.80

After working for larger companies that take their safety seriously, Bluesafe’s documentation was on par with these companies. You’ve given us the ability to access the same sort of resources that only bigger companies have access to.

Warren Kingsley
Alstain Sheetmetal

 

I was very impressed with both the service and the turnaround time in dealing with Bluesafe. I was up and running with minimal fuss.

Dr Doug Josephides
Bayside Natural Medicine

 

You guys added real value with the required documentation that was high quality, affordable, very well put together and easy to implement. By the way, we secured our government tender for another seven years.

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MMLA Group

 

Getting through an audit can be a daunting experience. Bluesafe’s documentation made the experience so much easier than we had anticipated and we passed the audit without any issues whatsoever. Thanks again, highly appreciated.

Brock Richards
Richards Quality Projects

 

Thanks so much for the quick response! Not only are the documents comprehensive, but on the same morning my audit was due I received the support I needed within the hour. Highly recommended!

Kathie Gorman
Kaygee Home and Community Support

 

From the initial contact we’ve had with Bluesafe we’ve found that your customer service, product quality and the after sales support to have been nothing short of excellent. You’ve given us a great customer experience.

Glenn King
Turnco Office Furniture

 

I just want to say a heartfelt thanks to the team at Bluesafe. Thank you so much for your service, help and support… We passed our NDIS audit!

Dr Scott Ling
Sustain Health

 

Thicknesser Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)

Total Inc GST

$96.80

After working for larger companies that take their safety seriously, Bluesafe’s documentation was on par with these companies. You’ve given us the ability to access the same sort of resources that only bigger companies have access to.

Warren Kingsley
Alstain Sheetmetal

 

I was very impressed with both the service and the turnaround time in dealing with Bluesafe. I was up and running with minimal fuss.

Dr Doug Josephides
Bayside Natural Medicine

 

You guys added real value with the required documentation that was high quality, affordable, very well put together and easy to implement. By the way, we secured our government tender for another seven years.

Rodney Prendergast
MMLA Group

 

Getting through an audit can be a daunting experience. Bluesafe’s documentation made the experience so much easier than we had anticipated and we passed the audit without any issues whatsoever. Thanks again, highly appreciated.

Brock Richards
Richards Quality Projects

 

Thanks so much for the quick response! Not only are the documents comprehensive, but on the same morning my audit was due I received the support I needed within the hour. Highly recommended!

Kathie Gorman
Kaygee Home and Community Support

 

From the initial contact we’ve had with Bluesafe we’ve found that your customer service, product quality and the after sales support to have been nothing short of excellent. You’ve given us a great customer experience.

Glenn King
Turnco Office Furniture

 

I just want to say a heartfelt thanks to the team at Bluesafe. Thank you so much for your service, help and support… We passed our NDIS audit!

Dr Scott Ling
Sustain Health

 

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