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Hot Works Safe Work Method Statement



This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) focuses on Hot Works, encompassing tasks such as welding, thermal cutting, and heating in high-risk environments. Tailored for use in construction and maintenance sectors, this document provides a comprehensive guide to managing the typical associated risks. The template is designed to be quickly customised, and can be easily integrated into existing WHS management systems.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Fire and Explosion Risks: Procedures for preventing fires, including removal of flammable materials and use of fire extinguishers.
  • Burns from Hot Equipment: Guidelines on personal protective equipment (PPE) use such as gloves and face shields.
  • Inhalation of Toxic Fumes: Ventilation requirements and respirator usage when working with materials that emit hazardous fumes.
  • Electrical Hazards: Ensuring all electrical tools and leads are checked and correctly maintained to prevent shocks.
  • Manual Handling: Techniques to reduce strain injuries from lifting and moving heavy equipment.


Additional Resources:

Included with this SWMS is a free copy of our Legislation & Codes of Practice Reference List.


Key Features:

Our Hot Works SWMS template offers a streamlined approach for businesses to effectively manage and document safety protocols related to hot works. The template is user-friendly, allowing for rapid customization to align with particular safety requirements and operational specifics.

Hot Works 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.
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