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Safe Work Method and Environment Statement (SWMES)

Company Project Job Task Angle Grinder General Use To be reviewed Licences/Permits Required or other Competencies Relevant Australian Standards/Codes of Practice/Legislation Personal Protective Clothing Required Plant & Equipment Required Material Safety Data Sheets Required less than 5 years old
Have you considered the site specific hazards? Eg. - lay of the land - obstacles (buildings, workers, excavations, plant) - changes to site conditions - other contractors work in progress Have you considered weather conditions? Eg. - wind - rain - heat - cold etc Have you considered job specific details? - different material - different equipment Any other factor that may make affect the risks associated with performing this task? IN PREPARING A SAFE WORK METHOD STATEMENT YOU MUST: 1. Consider any site specific potential hazards and include any identified risks in Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) 2. Assess the risk 3. Insert controls using the hierarchy of controls for the hazards identified 4. Review the residual risk to ensure controls are adequate to safely perform the work 5. Document the matters contained in items 1 4, above, in this SWMS 6. Complete the SWMS and Delete these notes to demonstrate that you have considered all relevant matters 7. Ensure that all relevant employees have read, understood and signed off on the SWMS 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.

Subcontractor Date SWMES No.

Angle Grinder General Use

2011 Master Builders Association of South Australia, Inc

Safe Work Method and Environment Statement (SWMES)


Step 1
Code 5 4 3 2 1 Possible Consequence Catastrophic Major Moderate Minor Insignificant Hazard Possible Consequences Description Death, toxic release off-site with detrimental effects, huge financial loss Extensive injury, loss of production capability, off-site release with no detrimental effect, major financial loss Medical treatment required, on-site release contained with outside assistance, high financial loss First aid treatment, on-site release immediately contained, medium financial loss No injury, low financial cost

Step 2
Code A B C D E Likelihood of Occurrence Almost Certain Likely Possible Unlikely Rare Hazard Likelihood of Occurrence Description This event is expected to occur in most circumstances The event will probably occur in most circumstances The event might occur at some time The event could occur at some time The event may occur only in exceptional circumstances

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

Step 4
Legend E H M L Extreme risk, immediate action required High risk, senior management attention required Moderate risk, management responsibility must be specified Low risk, manage by routine procedures

AS/NZS 4360 - Risk management

Angle Grinder General Use

2011 Master Builders Association of South Australia, Inc

Safe Work Method and Environment Statement (SWMES)


Job Steps
Break the job into steps Grinding Materials

Potential Hazard
What can cause harm at each step Inhalation of fine dust Eye injury Hand/finger injury

Rate
E, H, M, L

Control
What is going to be done to make the job as safe as possible Correct ventilation and or resparatory protection to be used PPE goggles to be worn when unit in use Ensure all guards properly intalled and adjusted for use Tight PPE gloves to be worn when unit in use PPE gloves, long sleeves & pants, ensuring it is not loose clothing, to be worn at all times when using unit All electrical equipment to be tested & tagged as required by AS 3760 & 3012 RCD protection to be used Only manufacturers specified discs to be used with unit Tool and disc to be inspected for damage before use Ensure tool is disconected from mains when not in use or changing discs Only manufacturers specified discs to be used with unit

Residual Person Responsible Risk On Site


E, H, M, L

H M M

L L L L L

[insert responsible person] [insert responsible person] [insert responsible person]

Burn from contact injury Electrical shock

M H

[insert responsible person]

[insert responsible person]

Disc disintergration

H
Accidental start up of tool Incorrect disc use

L L M

[insert responsible person]

M H

[insert responsible person] [insert responsible person]

Angle Grinder General Use

2011 Master Builders Association of South Australia, Inc

Safe Work Method and Environment Statement (SWMES)


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

Required Qualifications

Employer

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____________

Angle Grinder General Use

2011 Master Builders Association of South Australia, Inc