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Concrete Nail Gun SWMS



This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) template is specifically designed for the operation of battery-actuated fastening tools, commonly referred to as concrete nail guns, within construction environments. It provides a comprehensive overview of the common safety precautions and risk management techniques to ensure the safety of operators and other personnel on-site. This document serves as an essential guide for businesses in construction, particularly those involving steel framing and concrete work, to help document safe work processes to mitigate the risks associated with the use of high-velocity fastening equipment.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Projectile Risks:
    • Risks: Injury from nails or other fasteners being misdirected or ricocheting.
    • Controls: Use of protective equipment (PPE) including hard hats, safety glasses, and hearing protection; ensuring all personnel are trained in the correct setup and operation of the tool.
  • Electrocution:
    • Risks: Electrocution from the tool making contact with electrical sources.
    • Controls: Regular inspection of the tool's electrical components; training workers to check for and avoid live circuits.
  • High-Decibel Noise Exposure:
    • Risks: Hearing damage from the operation of the tool.
    • Controls: Mandatory use of ear protection and limitation of exposure time.
  • Physical Injury from Equipment Malfunction:
    • Risks: Injuries such as puncture wounds from nail misfires or machine malfunctions.
    • Controls: Regular maintenance and pre-use checks, use of the tool according to manufacturer instructions, and immediate reporting and tagging out of malfunctioning equipment.


Additional Resources:

This SWMS includes a comprehensive list of applicable legislation and codes of practice.


Key Features:

This SWMS template emphasises the importance of understanding and respecting the tool’s operational guidelines to prevent accidents. It is designed to be quickly customised and easily integrated into the existing workplace safety management systems, providing general processes for safe operation, routine checks, and emergency procedures. This SWMS document helps to ensure that all potential hazards are clearly identified and effectively managed through systematic controls, making it a valuable tool for maintaining safety in construction activities involving high-velocity fastening tools.

Concrete Nail Gun SWMS

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