Chemical Baths And Vats Safe Work Method Statement

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Chemical Baths And Vats Safe Work Method Statement

Chemical Baths And Vats Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)

Whether you need to get on site to start work, looking to create a safe work environment or pitching for that next government tender -the Chemical Baths and Vats Safe Work Method Statement is easy to customise, easy to use and easy to integrate into your current Safety Management System. If you don't have a Safety Management System, we need to talk, seriously, you don't need to be carrying that level of risk exposure in your business - we can help.

Look, we understand that business should be rewarding and not consumed by tedious red tape. The Safe Work Method Statement Template we create is in an easy to understand format, while at the same time being some of the highest quality documents in the industry. Our SWMS documents get you onsite, save you loads of time and are very user-friendly. This way, you can get on with doing what you do best.

The Chemical Baths And Vats Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) covers the following Job Steps, including potential hazards, control measures and risk ratings:

  1. Planning and preparation
  2. Training and capabilities
  3. Assess onsite conditions
  4. Set up work area
  5. Temporary Traffic Control (TMP)
  6. Delivery of materials and equipment
  7. Provision of information
  8. General precautions
  9. Mixing
  10. Cleaning and maintenance
  11. On completion

The Chemical Baths And Vats Safe Work Method Statement Includes


Risk Assessment Matrix | Hierarchy of Controls | PPE | Emergency Response

Your Chemical Baths And Vats Safe Work Method Statement is ready to be used in three easy steps:

  1. Add your company logo and details to the SWMS Template.
  2. Identify site specific risks.
  3. Address any site specific risks and add them to your SWMS Template.

Your SWMS is now read to use, and may also be used as training materials for work related activities such as Workplace Inductions or WHS-OHS Toolbox Meeting Talks.

Bluesafe Quick Tips:

  1. Ensure you know what chemical you are dealing with and its particular properties and risks.
  2. Check the storage guidelines for each specific chemical and follow them.
  3. Correct PPE is essential and non-negotiable.

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View a Safe Work Method Statement Example

See an example of a Safe Work Method Statement Template below. All our SWMS Template documents are comprehensive in nature, easy to use, and are a huge time saver. Our Safe Work Method Statement Templates are quick and easy to customise to your specific business or operation and are perfectly suited for every day use, for larger contracts and tenders right through to qualifying for contractor management platforms such as CM3.

What is a Safe Work Method Statement?

A SWMS is a document that outlines the high-risk construction work activities that will be performed at a workplace, the hazards that will be present as a result of these activities, and the controls that will be implemented to mitigate the risks.

A single SWMS can be utilised for numerous high-risk construction work activities, such as employing powered mobile plant, working at heights of more than 2 metres, and working near to a road that is used by traffic other than pedestrians.

A SWMS is an administrative control that is used to support higher-order controls, such as engineering controls, that are designed to remove or reduce hazards to health and safety.

A SWMS differs from other documentation such as a Job Safety Analysis or a Safe Operating Procedure in that it focuses on specific jobs or processes. A SWMS isn't meant to be a procedure; rather, it's a tool for supervisors and workers to check and monitor the workplace control measures. For high-risk work activities, a PCBU (Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking)  must prepare a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) or check that one has been prepared before starting work. It is important to note that before any work process has started, a SWMS must be prepared.

A PCBU, on the other hand, also must manage health and safety hazards by eliminating or reducing them as much as possible. Before beginning any work on a project, the principal contractor must also obtain a copy of the SWMS.

What information does a Safe Work Method Statement need to contain?

A Safe Work Method Statement should identify high-risk work and any specify hazards related to high-risk construction work as well as any health and safety risks. The SWMS should describe the risk-control measures to be implemented, monitored, and reviewed and also should describe how the risk-control measures will be effective at reducing or eliminating the risk, and how they will be implemented, monitored, and reviewed.

A Safe Work Method Statement should be concise and focus on outlining the specific risks identified for the high-risk work to be performed, as well as the control measures to be implemented to ensure that the work is completed safely.

A long and overly complex Safe Work Method Statement which could be difficult to comprehend, implement and monitor or review may be confusing for workers to mentally digest and therefore is not ideal in helping to reduce or eliminate risks in the workplace. It is imperative that workers, and especially those who do not speak English, are able to understand the Safe Work Method Statement. Consider having pictures or diagrams added to the SWMS as a more effective way of presenting information contained within the SWMS.

The SWMS should also contain other regulatory requirements to protect health and safety of all personnel, such as controlling noise exposure and manual job risks. Also, keep in mind that evidence of a completed risk assessment may be required by the regulator or for auditing reasons if the Safe Work Method Statement is based on a workplace-specific risk assessment.

Who's Responsible for creating the Safe Work Method Statement?

In collaboration with workers who will be directly engaged in the activity, the person responsible for carrying out the work is usually best equipped to prepare the SWMS document. In most cases, this means that a Safe Work Method Statement is created by the builder for his or her employees, or by the subcontractor for their employees.

To establish who is in the best position to prepare the Safe Work Method Statement, the principle contractor, builder, and/or subcontractors should decide who will take responsibility for the SWMS.

It's also a requirement that all managers, contractors, supervisors, and workers be involved in the creation of a Safe Work Method Statement. Workers must be consulted so that they understand the SWMS in depth and what they must do to establish and maintain risks and implement control measures to manage the risk. Sharing information and utilising workers' knowledge and experience may also aid in ensuring that the task is completed in accordance with the SWMS.

If your workplace has a Health and Safety Representative, they should also be contacted while creating a Safe Work Method Statement.

What does the principal contractor's responsibility entail?

Before beginning work, a principal contractor must take all reasonable steps to obtain a SWMS from any contractor performing high-risk work. If no SWMS exists, the principal contractor must arrange for one to be created, for example by the contractor or subcontractor.

A general contractor should establish plans to ensure that high-risk work is carried out safely and in compliance with the Safe Work Method Statement. This can be done by keeping an eye on how the SWMS is being implemented on the ground.

The principal contractors' WHS management plan must also include detailed arrangements for collecting, assessing, monitoring, and reviewing the SWMS, according to the WHS Regulations.

How to Write a Safe Work Method Statement 

If you're looking to write your own Chemical Baths And Vats Safe Work Method Statement, the first step is to create the document as a Safe Work Method Statement Template. This way, you can use the same SWMS Template and then adjust the document for each different glazing project as needed, making sure that your Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS Template addresses any site specific risks. 

The fastest and most cost effective solution would be to purchase a Bluesafe Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS Template. However, if you decide to take the route of writing your own chemical baths and vats SWMS.

There are some fundamental requirements and information which you may want to consider adding to your Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS such as:

  • Details of the person(s) responsible for making sure implementation, monitoring and compliance of the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS as well as any reviews and modifications.
  • Any information detailing safety meetings or toolbox talks in relation to chemical baths and vats work, scheduled in accordance with legislative requirements to first identify any site hazards where the chemical baths and vats work is being conducted, secondly, communicate the risks and hazards and then take steps to eliminate or control each hazard in relation to the chemical baths and vats work being done.
  • Any changes added to the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS after an incident or a near miss. 

Note: The Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS must be kept and be available for inspection at least until the chemical baths and vats work is completed. Where the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS is revised, all versions of the SWMS Template should be kept. If a notifiable incident occurs in relation to the Chemical Baths And Vats Safe Work Method Statement, the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS must be kept for a minimum of two years from the date of the incident.

Your Chemical Baths And Vats Safe Work Method Statement Template should list any high risk construction work, such as: 

  • Does the chemical baths and vats work outlined in the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS involve a risk of a person falling more than 2 meters?
  • Is the chemical baths and vats work outlined in the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS carried out on or near pressurised gas mains or piping?
  • Is the chemical baths and vats work outlined in the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS carried out on a telecommunication tower?
  • Is the chemical baths and vats work outlined in the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS carried out on or near chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines?
  • Does the chemical baths and vats work outlined in the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS involve demolition of an element of a structure that is load-bearing?
  • Is the chemical baths and vats work outlined in the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS carried out on or near energised electrical installations or services?
  • Does the chemical baths and vats work outlined in the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS involve demolition of an element related to the physical integrity of a structure?
  • Is the chemical baths and vats work outlined in the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS carried out in an area that may have a contaminated or flammable atmosphere?
  • Does the chemical baths and vats work outlined in the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS involve, or is likely to involve, disturbing asbestos?
  • Does the chemical baths and vats work outlined in the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS involve tilt-up or precast concrete?
  • Does the chemical baths and vats work outlined in the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS involve structural alteration or repair that requires temporary support to prevent collapse?
  • Is the chemical baths and vats work outlined in the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS carried out on, in or adjacent to a road, railway, shipping lane or other traffic corridor?
  • Is the chemical baths and vats work outlined in the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS carried out in or near a confined space?
  • Is the chemical baths and vats work outlined in the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS carried out in an area of a workplace where there is any movement of powered mobile plant?
  • Is the chemical baths and vats work outlined in the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS carried out in/near a shaft or trench deeper than 1.5m or tunnel involving use of explosives?
  • Is the chemical baths and vats work outlined in the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS carried out in areas with artificial extremes of temperature?
  • Is the chemical baths and vats work outlined in the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS carried out in or near water or other liquid that involves a risk of drowning?
  • Does the chemical baths and vats work outlined in the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS involve diving work?

Your Chemical Baths And Vats Safe Work Method Statement should also identify any high-risk machinery or equipment in operation near the work site, such as:

  • Forklift
  • Crane
  • Hoist
  • Chemical Baths And Vats
  • Backhoe
  • Loader
  • Boom Lift
  • Elevated Work Platform (EWP)
  • Genie Lift
  • Trencher
  • Drilling Rig
  • Trucks
  • Formwork
  • Bobcat
  • Flammable Gas
  • Fuel
  • Dozer
  • High Voltage
  • Mulcher
  • Tilt-up Panels
  • Roller
  • Scissor Lift
  • Tractor

Your Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS should also list any Personal Protective Equipment such as: 

  • Foot Protection - Boots or closed in shoes
  • Hand Protectiglazinon - Gloves
  • Head Protection - Hard hat or helmet
  • Hearing Protection - Ear plugs or ear muffs
  • Eye Protection - Safety glasses, goggles or face shields
  • Respiratory Protection - Face masks etc
  • Face Protection - Face shield, welding mask etc
  • High Visual Clothing
  • Protective Clothing - Overalls etc
  • Fall Protection - Safety harness, edge protection etc
  • Sun Protection - Sunscreen, hat etc
  • Hair and Jewellery Secured - Hair Net, etc 

The Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS must be reviewed continually to ensure it remains effective and relevant. The Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS must be reviewed (and revised if necessary) if relevant control measures in relation to chemical baths and vats work are revised. The review process should be carried out in consultation with workers (including contractors and subcontractors) who may be affected by the Chemical Baths And Vats and their health and safety representatives who represented that workgroup at the workplace. 

When the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS has been revised, the person conducting a business or undertaking must ensure:  

  1. All persons involved in the chemical baths and vats work are advised that a revision has been made and how they can access the revised Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS;
  2. Persons who will need to change a work procedure or system as a result of the review are advised of the changes in a way that will enable them to implement their duties consistently with the revised Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS; and,
  3. Workers that will be involved in the chemical baths and vats work are provided with the relevant information and instruction that will assist them to understand and implement the revised Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS.

When preparing your Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS, here are some topics you might want to also include to ensure you have covered as many risks and hazards as possible.

Planning and Preparation When Working With and Around Chemical Baths And Vats. 

When writing your Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS, establish any policies, procedures and systems for working with Chemical Baths And Vats in consultation with the Principal Contractor and workers while being sure to establish:

  • Health and Safety guidelines for chemical baths and vats work
  • Emergency plans and evacuation procedures for the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS
  • Worker inductions for Chemical Baths And Vats
  • Toolbox talks (safety meetings) added to the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS
  • Outline details of supervision of the site and workers on the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS
  • Check all workers qualifications, permits and competencies for Chemical Baths And Vats operations
  • Ensure the Chemical Baths And Vats and any related equipment is functioning correctly
  • Hazard reporting procedures in place and added to the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS
  • Incident reporting procedures in place and added to the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS
  • Exclusion zones when conducting chemical baths and vats work
  • Risk Assessment for TASK completed and noted on the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS
  • Electrical NO GO ZONES identified, discussed and documented. 

Assessment of Site Conditions

Thoroughly assess the work site/area conditions when working with chemical baths and vats and ensure that:

  1. A risk assessment of the chemical baths and vats work is conducted
  2. Suitable access and adequate space to conduct chemical baths and vats work safely
  3. Consult with all stakeholders on potential hazards and risks when conducting chemical baths and vats work
  4. Consultation with all relevant workers and personnel for Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS details
  5. If conducting Chemical Baths And Vats at night, ensure there is adequate lighting
  6. Check that the work environment is suitable for chemical baths and vats work 

Chemical Baths And Vats Training and Worker Qualifications 

Ensure all workers have the appropriate licenses in conducting Chemical Baths And Vats as well as any qualifications that may be required for various chemical baths and vats projects before starting work. If White Cards are required, retain copies of all cards, licenses and qualifications of personnel.

All personnel must:

  1. Be trained and/or have received instructions on the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS including all safety and emergency procedures.
  2. Be qualified, knowledgeable and competent in Chemical Baths And Vats operations and chemical baths and vats work as well as all delegated tasks/responsibilities
  3. Be fully aware and understand the scope of work in relation to the Chemical Baths And Vats SWMS 

Below are some examples of some Control Measures to be implemented when creating your own Chemical Baths And Vats Safe Work Method Statement Template:

  • A register must be provided that contains the MSDS for each substance used together with a risk assessment in each work area where a substance is used label the register clearly and make it readily available.
  • Make sure that containers and tanks, etc., are clearly labelled with the name of the substance and the appropriate Class - labels must be attached in prominent position(s) and clearly visible on all containers.
  • Make sure that tanks, baths and vats, etc. are in sound condition and not leaking by inspecting them before use look out for corrosion, mechanical damage and leaks.
  • Provide suitable bunding around vessels containing hazardous chemicals to prevent leakages from entering drains or watercourses ensure that the bund is able to contain full leak of a larger vessel.
  • Provide safe access to and around vessels, and provide slip-proof surface or access where floors may be wet during use make sure suitable edge protection is available around all vessels.
  • Do not allow any ignition sources in areas where chemicals are handled do not allow smoking.
  • When decanting and mixing chemicals, make sure safety instructions provided on MSDS are followed wearing protective clothing and equipment is necessary.
  • Prevent hazardous reaction by adding chemical to water slowly never add water to chemical.
  • Make sure of thorough and even mixing by keeping water in bath or vat moving.
  • Ascertain when correct solution is reached by using appropriate test procedure make sure that the chemical is thoroughly mixed.
  • When a person is likely be exposed to a substance that poses an immediate risk to health, make sure that he is wearing appropriate respiratory protection - provide suitable eye, hand, foot and body protection to all persons.
  • Where a person must enter a vessel to work, make sure he is wearing recommended respirator, or provide forced ventilation by pumping fresh air to the base of the vessel.
  • Always provide a trained observer to monitor persons working inside vessels train the observers in procedures.
  • Provide suitable rescue procedures and equipment to retrieve disabled person from vat or tank without need for additional entry persons must wear safety harness and suitable hoist apparatus must be provided.

National: View the Model Codes of Practice for Excavation Work on Safe Work Australia's website here.
Victoria: Victoria's Code of Practice for Excavation Work may be viewed on Work Safe Victoria's website here.