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Air Compressor Safe Work Method Statement


This Air Compressor Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) template is specifically designed to detail the typical hazards associated with the operation of air compressors and outline the usual safety controls needed to minimise these risks. Ideal for construction sites and manufacturing settings where air compressors are frequently used, this template helps businesses swiftly document and integrate essential safety practices into their Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) management systems. The customisable nature of this SWMS allows for easy incorporation of company details and organisational processes, making it a vital part of operational safety planning.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Manual Handling Risks when moving compressors, with controls including the use of mechanical aids and proper manual handling techniques.
  • Noise Exposure, which can lead to hearing damage, with controls like using hearing protection and isolating the compressor from work areas.
  • Hose and Coupling Failures with risks of whipping hoses, managed through regular inspections and the use of safety clips on couplings.
  • Operational Hazards such as flying debris and equipment malfunctions, mitigated by proper PPE and pre-use equipment checks.
  • Fuel and Oil Spills, which pose fire risks and environmental hazards, controlled by regular maintenance and immediate cleanup of spills.


Additional Resources:
Included with this SWMS is a free copy of our Legislation & Codes of Practice Reference List.


Key Features:
The Air Compressor SWMS template is designed to be an effective tool for helping you to quickly document and manage WHS systems related to air compressor use. It offers easy editing capabilities, allowing businesses to adapt the document to meet their specific safety requirements swiftly. This SWMS is an essential resource for ensuring safe operational practices, promoting a safer workplace through structured and clear safety management.

Air Compressor SWMS

GST Included
  • Instant delivery via email.
  • Easily add your logo and business details.
  • Fully Editable (Microsoft Word Format).
  • Customisation instructions provided.
  • In line with Australian legislation.
  • Pay once, no ongoing subscriptions.

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