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Hand, Air, and Power Tools Safe Work Method Statement



This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) covers the safe use of hand, air, and power tools at work sites. It is designed to help businesses document the typical hazards associated with these tools and common safety controls used to minimise risks. The template is adaptable for different business details and integrates seamlessly into existing Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) management systems. It is crucial for construction, manufacturing, or any industry that relies on these tools for daily operations.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Tool Misuse and Malfunction: Injuries from improper handling or faulty tools. Controls include regular maintenance checks, proper training on tool use, and ensuring tools are suitable for the task.
  • Electrical Hazards: Risks from using power tools near energised environments. Controls include using insulated tools and following strict lockout/tagout procedures.
  • Manual Handling: Injuries from lifting, carrying, or operating tools. Controls include training on manual handling techniques and using lifting aids.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Needs: Potential injuries due to inadequate personal protection. Controls include mandatory use of PPE such as gloves, goggles, and ear protection.
  • Noise: Hearing damage from prolonged exposure to loud tools. Controls include using noise-reducing tools or providing hearing protection.


Additional Resources:

The SWMS includes a free copy of the Legislation & Codes of Practice Reference List.


Key Features:

This SWMS template for hand, air, and power tools is straightforward, designed to be easily edited and customised to specific requirements. It provides a practical tool to help document WHS systems efficiently, and is designed to be easily integrated into existing safety protocols, to help ensure all workers are trained and aware of the hazards they face.

Hand, Air and Power Tools SWMS

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  • 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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