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Battery Test and Charge Safe Work Method Statement


This Battery Test and Charge Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) template is meticulously designed to outline the typical hazards and safety controls associated with battery testing and charging activities. This SWMS is invaluable for automotive shops, maintenance departments, and any business where battery maintenance is a routine operation. It provides a clear framework for documenting hazards and controls, which can be customised (including with your business details) to integrate smoothly into your Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) management systems.

Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Explosive Gases and Chemical Burns: Handling of batteries can release hazardous gases and cause chemical burns; use of appropriate PPE and proper handling techniques are mandated.
  • Electrical Hazards: Risks of electrocution from improper handling of charging equipment; adherence to safety protocols like ensuring equipment is turned off and unplugged during setup and takedown.
  • Manual Handling Injuries: Potential injuries from carrying heavy batteries; implementation of safe manual handling practices and use of appropriate lifting equipment.
  • Fire Risks: Dangers from sparks and open flames near charging stations; strict no-smoking policies and control of ignition sources in charging areas.
  • Chemical Spills: Acid leaks from batteries; immediate containment and cleaning procedures to prevent skin contact and environmental contamination.


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


Key Features:
The Battery Test and Charge SWMS template offers an easy-to-use, quickly editable format that enhances the documentation of WHS systems for businesses. Its structured approach to identifying and controlling hazards related to battery maintenance makes it an essential tool for promoting a safe working environment, helping to ensure that all safety measures are clearly communicated and adhered to.

Battery Test and Charge 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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