Rubber Moulding Press Safe Work Method Statement

Rubber Moulding Press Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS Template) delivered in Microsoft Word format for easy editing.

Rubber Moulding Press Safe Work Method Statement

Rubber Moulding Press 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 Rubber Moulding Press 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 Rubber Moulding Press 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. Handling moulds
  8. Operation of press
  9. Heating of platens
  10. Heating of platens
  11. On completion

The Rubber Moulding Press Safe Work Method Statement Includes


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

Your Rubber Moulding Press 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.

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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 Rubber Moulding Press 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 rubber moulding press project as needed, making sure that your Rubber Moulding Press SWMS Template addresses any site specific risks.

The fastest and most cost effective solution would be to purchase a Bluesafe Rubber Moulding Press SWMS Template. However, if you decide to take the route of writing your own rubber moulding press SWMS.

There are some fundamental requirements and information which you may want to consider adding to your Rubber Moulding Press SWMS such as:

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

Note: The Rubber Moulding Press SWMS must be kept and be available for inspection at least until the rubber moulding press work is completed. Where the Rubber Moulding Press SWMS is revised, all versions of theSWMS Template should be kept. If a notifiable incident occurs in relation to the Rubber Moulding Press Safe Work Method Statement, the Rubber Moulding PressSWMS must be kept for a minimum of two years from the date of the incident.

Your Rubber Moulding Press Safe Work Method Statement Template should list any high risk construction work, such as:

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

Your Rubber Moulding Press Safe Work Method Statement should also identify any high-risk machinery or equipment in operation near the worksite, such as: 

Your Rubber Moulding Press 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 Rubber Moulding Press SWMS must be reviewed continually to ensure it remains effective and relevant. The Rubber Moulding Press SWMS must be reviewed (and revised if necessary) if relevant control measures in relation to rubber moulding press work are revised. The review process should be carried out in consultation with workers (including contractors and subcontractors) who may be affected by the Rubber Moulding Press and their health and safety representatives who represented that work group at the workplace.

When the Rubber Moulding Press SWMS has been revised, the person conducting a business or undertaking must ensure:  

  1. All persons involved in the rubber moulding press work are advised that a revision has been made and how they can access the revised Rubber Moulding Press 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 Rubber Moulding Press SWMS; and,
  3. Workers that will be involved in the rubber moulding press work are provided with the relevant information and instruction that will assist them to understand and implement the revised Rubber Moulding Press SWMS. 

When preparing your Rubber Moulding Press 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 Rubber Moulding Press. 

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

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

Assessment of Site Conditions

Thoroughly assess the work site/area conditions when working with rubbish moulding press and ensure that:

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

Rubber Moulding Press Training and Worker Qualifications 

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

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

  • Set table height to approximately that of the bottom platen of press to minimise lifting of mould sets ensure proper lifting procedures are followed.
  • Platens and moulds are heated, and will burn exposed skin hand protection is necessary and must be worn.
  • Finished rubber product will be hot when being removed from moulds.
  • Be careful to not allow moulds to fall whilst being handled on table foot protection is necessary and must be worn.
  • Make sure that both platens are clean before placing moulds into position.
  • Make sure that mould sets are properly aligned and positioned on platen before operating the press.
  • Make sure that hands and fingers are kept well away from platen zone before operating press.
  • Inspect all the steam pipes and fittings regularly for evidence of leaks.
  • Make sure that all valves operate properly. Fully close off steam supply to platens.
  • Eye and hand protection is necessary and must be worn when working around live steam.
  • Inspect all the power supply cables to platen heating elements regularly for evidence of physical damage or wearing to cables.
  • Provide power to heating elements by a protected circuit.
  • Isolate the electric power supply before working on electrical components.

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.