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Handling of Hazchem Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)



This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) specifically addresses the work activity of handling hazardous chemicals (Hazchem). Designed for businesses that require regular interaction with hazardous substances, this template simplifies the documentation of typical hazards and the various safety controls employed to mitigate these risks. It is especially useful for companies in industries such as manufacturing, cleaning, and waste management, where chemical handling is frequent. The customisable nature of this template allows for easy integration into any Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) management system, ensuring that specific business details are reflected accurately.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Pre-operating safety checks: Addressing risks like poor preparation or lack of competence; control measures include thorough training and pre-use checks.
  • Chemical exposure: Managing exposure to chemicals and fumes, with controls such as appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and ensuring proper ventilation.
  • Chemical spills and leaks: Implementing measures like immediate containment and cleanup procedures, and training in the use of spill kits.
  • Incorrect labelling and storage: Detailing the importance of correct labelling and secure storage to prevent accidents.
  • Manual handling: Guidelines on proper lifting techniques and the use of aids to prevent physical injury.


Additional Resources:

Included with the purchase of this SWMS is a complimentary Legislation & Codes of Practice Reference List.


Key Features:

This SWMS template for Handling of Hazchem is an essential, user-friendly tool designed to streamline the documentation of health and safety protocols related to chemical handling. It allows for quick editing and customisation, ensuring that businesses can adapt it to their specific operational needs with minimal effort. Its straightforward format and comprehensive coverage make it an indispensable part of managing workplace safety effectively.

Handling of Hazchem 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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