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									                                                  Safe Work Method and Environment Statement
Company                                                                                                                               Subcontractor:
Project                                                                                                                               Date:
JobTask                                 Trowel Machine                                                                                SWMES No.
To be reviewed

Licences/Permits Required
or other Competencies

Australian
Standards/Codes of
Practice/Legislation
Personal Protective
Clothing Required
Plant & Equipment
Required

Material Safety Data Sheets
- less than 5 years old
Have you considered the site specific   Have you considered weather conditions? Eg.       IN PREPARING A SAFE WORK METHOD STATEMENT YOU MUST:
hazards? Eg.                            - wind                                            1. Consider any site specific potential hazards and include any identified risks in Safe Work Method
- lay of the land                       - rain                                            Statement (SWMS)
- obstacles (buildings, workers,        - heat                                            2. Assess the risk
excavations, plant)                     - cold etc                                        3. Insert controls using the hierarchy of controls for the hazards identified
- changes to site conditions            Have you considered job specific details?         4. Review the residual risk to ensure controls are adequate to safely perform the work
- other contractors’ work in progress   - different material                              5. Document the matters contained in items 1 – 4, above, in this SWMS
                                        - different equipment                             6. Complete the SWMS and Delete these notes to demonstrate that you have considered all relevant
                                                                                          matters
                                        Any other factor that may make affect the risks   7. Ensure that all relevant employees have read, understood and signed off on the SWMS
                                        associated with performing this task?             8. Ensure that work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with the SWMS
                                                                                          NB: If you are unsure of anything seek professional advice. Master Builders WHS department can
                                                                                          assist members in developing and implementing safety plans, including SWMS.




Company
Authority:                                                                                Cover Page                                                                                       Page 1
                                             STEP 1
                                 Hazard - Possible Consequences
                  Possible
                                                              Description
    Code        consequences
                                    Death, Toxic release off site with detrimental effect,
                 Catastrophic
      5                              huge financial loss
                                    Extensive injury, loss of production capability, off site
                     Major
      4                             release with no detrimental effects, Major financial loss
                                    Medical Treatment required, on site release contained
                   Moderate
      3                             with outside assistance, high financial loss
                                    First aid treatment required, on site release immediate
                     Minor
      2                             containment, medium financial loss
                 Insignificant      No injury, low financial loss
      1

                                             STEP 2
                               Hazarda - Likelihood of occurrence
                       Likelihood of
    Code                                                       Description
                        Occurance
                                                The event is expected to occur in most
      A               Almost Certain            circumstances
      B                   Likely                The event will probably occur in most circumstances
      C                  Possible               The event could occur at some time
      D                  Unlikely               The event might occur at some time
                                                The event is expected to occur only in exceptional
      E                      Rare               circumstances

                                               STEP 3
                                    Hazard - Risk Analysis Matrix
                 Insignificant       Minor        Moderate            Major          Catastrophic
Likelihood             1               2              3                4                  5
  A (Almost
   Certain)            H                H                E               E                E
       B
    (Likely)          M                 H                H               E                E
       C
  (Possible)           L                M                H               E                E
       D
   (unlikely)          L                 L             M                 H                E
       E
    (Rare)             L                 L             M                 H                H



                                                STEP 4
Legend
     E          Extreme Risk - Immediate Action Required
     H          High Risk - Senior Management Attention required
     M          Moderate Risk - Management responsibility must be specified
     L          Low Risk - Manage by routine procedures
             Job Steps             Potential Hazard Risk                            Control                    Residual   Person On Site
                                                                                                                 Risk
                                                                   Rate                                                   Who Will Ensure
                                                                                                                           This Happens
  Break the job down into steps   What can cause harm at            E      What is going to be done              E
                                        each step                   H     to make the job as safe as             H
                                                                    M              possible                      M
                                                                    L                                            L
Unloading & setup for use         Manual Handling                         Only workers trained in correct
                                  Slip trip falls          Cuts,          manual handling techniques to
                                  lacerations, punctures                  complete task
                                  Inhalation of fumes                     Use team lifting or mechanical
                                                                    H     lifting devices for unloading unit      M       [insert responsible person]
                                                                          Ensure pathway to work area is
                                                                          clear of trip hazards
                                                                          Fuel only in well ventilated areas

Set up & check                    Entanglement                            Ensure all guards are in place
                                  Cuts, laceration, abrasions             and undamaged
                                  Burn                                    Ensure all blades are secure
                                                                    H     No over fill of fuel                    M       [insert responsible person]
                                                                          No petrol around unit
                                                                          Appropriate PPE to be worn at
                                                                          all times
General use                       Loss of control of machine              Only competent/licensed
                                                                          persons with skill to regain
                                                                    H     control of machine to operate the
                                                                                                                  M       [insert responsible person]
                                                                          unit
Refuelling                        Burns                                   Ensure unit is cool and not
                                  Petrol inhalation                       running when refuelling
                                                                          No smoking when refuelling
                                                                    H     Fuel cap to be tight before             M       [insert responsible person]
                                                                          restart
                                                                          Refuelling to be done in well
                                                                          ventilated area
Blade change                      Cuts, lacerations, abrasions            Ensure unit is off before
                                  Manual handling                         approaching blade area
                                                                          Disconnect spark plug lead
                                                                    H     Ensure manufacturer's blades            M       [insert responsible person]
                                                                          only are fitted
                                                                          Use hand protection PPE gloves
                                                                          when handling blades


                                                                   Trowl Machine
Clean & pack up   Manual handling                      Ensure unit is off and spark plug
                  Slips, trips, falls                  lead is disconnected
                  Cuts, lacerations, abrasions         Only workers trained in correct
                                                       manual handling techniques to
                                                       complete task
                                                       Use team lifting or mechanical
                                                       lifting devices to move the unit
                                                  M    Ensure fuel tap is off & cap is       L   [insert responsible person]
                                                       tight
                                                       Area is left clean and free of trip
                                                       hazards
                                                       Unit is cleaned in assigned area
                                                       only
                                                       Appropriate PPE to be worn at
                                                       all times




                                                 Trowl Machine
                                                       Safe Work Method and Environment Statement

We, the undersigned, confirm that we have been consulted regarding the above SWMES and that its content is clearly understood. We also confirm that our
required qualification/s to undertake this activity are current and that we are competent to complete the work safely and without risk to our own health or the health of
others. We clearly understand that the control/s in this SWMES must be applied as documented, otherwise work is to cease immediately, and we will ensure that the
work area is made safe should risks to other works, visitors or the public remain.


              Name                              Job/Title                        Employed By                          Date                        Signed




I, the undersigned Supervisor confirm that I have checked all qualifications tendered and verify they are applicable and current. I have also ensured that
all inductions have taken place and that all tools and equipment are properly maintained and safe to use. I have issued all relevant permits and have
ensured to the best of my ability that the work area is safe and that the work will not damage any property or injure any persons.

Supervisor Name____________________                       Supervisor Signature____________________                                Date____________




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