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Cleaning of Vehicles Safe Work Method Statement



This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is specifically designed for businesses that undertake cleaning of vehicles. It aims to outline the procedures and safety measures necessary for vehicle cleaning, which includes handling various cleaning chemicals, operating cleaning equipment, and the potential hazards associated with these activities. This template can be customised to suit the specific needs of garages, auto detailing shops, or any facility that performs vehicle cleaning, allowing it to be integrated seamlessly into your existing Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) management system.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Chemical Handling:
    • Risks: Skin irritation, chemical burns, inhalation of vapours.
    • Controls: Use of appropriate PPE, proper storage and handling of chemicals, ensuring ventilation.
  • Use of Machinery and Equipment:
    • Risks: Injuries from pressure washers, vacuums, or hoists.
    • Controls: Regular maintenance checks, proper training on equipment use, use of PPE.
  • Physical Hazards:
    • Risks: Slips, trips, falls, especially around wet areas; manual handling injuries.
    • Controls: Keeping work areas clean and dry, using signage for wet floors, training staff on proper manual handling techniques.
  • Vehicle Movement:
    • Risks: Collisions, pedestrian accidents in shared spaces.
    • Controls: Controlled vehicle movements, designated walking and driving areas, trained and licensed drivers only.
  • Emergency Procedures:
    • Risks: Accidents requiring first aid or emergency services.
    • Controls: Accessible first aid kits, clear accident reporting procedures, emergency contacts posted prominently.


Additional Resources:

Included with your purchase of the SWMS is a free Legislation & Codes of Practice Reference List.


Key Features:

This SWMS template is a valuable tool for enhancing safety in vehicle cleaning operations. It provides a comprehensive outline of potential hazards and practical control measures, helping to ensure all involved are aware and adequately prepared. Customisable for your specific operations and needs, it simplifies the documentation process of your Work Health and Safety procedures.

Cleaning of Vehicles 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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