Robot Sprayer Safe Work Method Statement

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Robot Sprayer Safe Work Method Statement

Robot Sprayer Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)

Looking to start work on site? Or maybe you're just looking to make your workplace safer, or possibly you're going for that next Government Tender - Either way, the Robot Sprayer Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is comprehensive, easy to understand and is designed to be implemented into your business with as little fuss as possible.

Look, we understand the challenges that many business owners face, let alone having to understand complicated safety documentation written in a language that nobody understands. That's why every Safe Work Method Statement Template is written in an easy to understand format, while at the same time being some of the highest quality in the industry. Our SWMS documents get you on site, save you loads of time and are easy to use. This way, you can get on with doing what you do best.


The Robot Sprayer 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. General precautions
  8. Setting up
  9. Pre-start precautions
  10. Operator safety
  11. Operation
  12. Additional Safe Work Method Statement
  13. On completion

The Robot Sprayer Safe Work Method Statement Includes


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

Your Robot Sprayer 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.

Now that your Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is ready for use, you can also make the SWMS document available as a training resource for activities such as WHS-OHS Toolbox Meeting Talks or Workplace Inductions.

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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 Robot Sprayer 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 robot sprayer project as needed, making sure that your Robot Sprayer SWMS Template addresses any site specific risks.

The fastest and most cost effective solution would be to purchase a Bluesafe Robot Sprayer SWMS Template. However, if you decide to take the route of writing your own robot sprayer SWMS.

There are some fundamental requirements and information which you may want to consider adding to your Robot Sprayer SWMS such as:

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

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

Your Robot Sprayer Safe Work Method Statement Template should list any high risk construction work, such as:

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

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

Your Robot Sprayer SWMS should also list any Personal Protective Equipment such as:

  • Foot Protection - Boots or closed in shoes
  • Hand Protection - 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 Robot Sprayer SWMS must be reviewed continually to ensure it remains effective and relevant. The Robot Sprayer SWMS must be reviewed (and revised if necessary) if relevant control measures in relation to robot sprayer work are revised. The review process should be carried out in consultation with workers (including contractors and subcontractors) who may be affected by the Robot Sprayer and their health and safety representatives who represented that work group at the workplace.

When the Robot Sprayer SWMS has been revised, the person conducting a business or undertaking must ensure:

  1. All persons involved in the robot sprayer work are advised that a revision has been made and how they can access the revised Robot Sprayer 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 Robot Sprayer SWMS; and,
  3. Workers that will be involved in the robot sprayer work are provided with the relevant information and instruction that will assist them to understand and implement the revised Robot Sprayer SWMS.

When preparing your Robot Sprayer 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 Robot Sprayer. 

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

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

Assessment of Site Conditions

Thoroughly assess the work site/area conditions when working with robot sprayer and ensure that:

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

Robot Sprayer Training and Worker Qualifications 

Ensure all workers have the appropriate licenses in conducting Robot Sprayer as well as any qualifications that may be required for various robot sprayer 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 Robot Sprayer SWMS including all safety and emergency procedures.
  2. Be qualified, knowledgeable and competent in Robot Sprayer operations and robot sprayer work as well as all delegated tasks/responsibilities
  3. Be fully aware and understand the scope of work in relation to the Robot Sprayer SWMS

Below are some examples of some Control Measures to be implemented when creating your own Robot Sprayer Safe Work Method Statement Template: 

  • Before being allowed to operate a Robot Sprayer, operators must read and understand all operating and safety instructions.
  • While the Robot Sprayer is in operation, do not enter the spray booth unless authorised or absolutely necessary.
  • Never remove safety covers, nor disable safety switches or any other safety devices fitted to the machine.
  • For carrying out any maintenance, adjustments, repairs or cleaning to the machine enter the motion area of the machine only after shutting off the main power switch.
  • If the power switch is in the ON position, only authorised persons must be allowed to touch electrical components.
  • Never touch a key, button or any switch with wet hands.
  • All unauthorised access to Robot Sprayers must be prohibited.
  • Make sure unauthorised persons are unable to access the electrical components.
  • Wear recommended protective clothing, spray masks and/or respirators.
  • Setting up and programming Robot Sprayers must be done by key persons only.
  • The main switch must be keyed off. Before fitting tools or components to head, make sure the spray nozzle of the Robot Sprayers are clean.
  • Tools and components must be handled carefully. Do not drop or bump them.
  • Make sure all functions are operating within desired parameters by performing 'dummy' run through of program.
  • To prevent accidental operation whilst setting up, lock out the controls.
  • For handling tools, wearing cut-resistant gloves is recommended.
  • Wearing masks or respirators and ventilators is recommended.
  • Before commencing operations with the Robot Sprayers, make sure there are no obstructions and people near the moving parts of the machine.
  • Inspect all the lubricant levels, paint, and chemical levels and top up if necessary.
  • Make sure all gages such as the air pressure, lubricating oil pressure, hydraulic pressure, etc., are operating correctly and their readings are in the operating zones.
  • Before turning on the main power, make sure all switches on the operating panel are in their proper position.
  • Before using the machine, carry out warm-up procedures.Never exceed the recommended settings.
  • Oils and lubricants specified by the manufacturer only must be used.
  • Allow proper warm up before use.
  • Area around the machine must be kept clean.
  • Any spilt coolant, oils and paint must be cleaned up immediately.
  • For loading or removing heavy or large work pieces, obtain assistance or utilise mechanical aids.
  • For handling sharp or rough objects, use hand protection.
  • For handling heavy objects, wear foot protection.
  • When cleaning machine, wear suitable eye protection and respiratory protection, especially if using compressed air.
  • If harmful noise levels are generated during operation, wear suitable hearing protection.
  • Proper manual handling practices must be followed.
  • Wearing Type 1 footwear is recommended.
  • Wearing eye protection is recommended.
  • Wearing hearing protection is recommended.
  • Wearing respiratory protection is recommended.
  • Do not attempt changing the settings of parameters or keep relay, without consulting the agent or the manufacturer.
  • Always select the correct spraying conditions.
  • Do not operate the machine over its rated capacity or dimensions.
  • Spray Painting Work Method Statement Adjoins to This Procedure.
  • Use PPE as Recommended in Spray Painting Work Method Statement.

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.