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Heat Gun Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)



This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is tailored for the use of heat guns in construction and maintenance projects. It details the common procedures and safety measures for handling heat guns, helping to ensure users are well-informed of potential hazards and control measures. This template is ideal for businesses in the construction, automotive, and manufacturing sectors, facilitating the easy integration and customisation of the document to align with specific business details and existing Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) systems.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Electrical Hazards: Inspect electrical cords for damage; use RCD units to prevent electrocution.
  • Heat Exposure: Manage risks from extreme heat, avoiding direct contact with skin and ensuring heat guns are not pointed at users or others.
  • Fume Inhalation: Use in well-ventilated areas to mitigate the risk from toxic fumes, with required PPE such as masks and goggles.
  • Equipment Malfunction: Regular pre-operation checks and maintenance as per manufacturer's specifications to prevent equipment failure.
  • Emergency Situations: Clear understanding of emergency protocols including isolation switch locations, firefighting equipment usage, and incident reporting procedures.


Additional Resources:

Included with this SWMS is a comprehensive Legislation & Codes of Practice Reference List.


Key Features:

This SWMS for Heat Gun usage provides a concise yet comprehensive framework for helping businesses manage health and safety risks associated with heat guns. The document is designed to be easily editable, allowing businesses to quickly adapt and incorporate their specific requirements. Its clear format and detailed hazard analysis make it an indispensable tool for promoting safe working practices while ensuring regulatory compliance.

Heat Gun 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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