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Slab Preparation, Pouring & Finishing Safe Work Method Statement



This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) specifically addresses the procedures involved in slab preparation, pouring, and finishing. The template is designed to assist construction businesses in identifying typical hazards associated with these activities and implementing effective safety controls. This document is ideal for businesses aiming to integrate a structured approach to workplace health and safety (WHS) into their management systems. The template can be customised with your business details, to help enhance your operational safety practices.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Arrival at Site: Risks include movement of site personnel and equipment. Control measures include site induction and risk assessment of site conditions.
  • Unloading Equipment: Hazards from manual handling and equipment movement. Controls include training in manual handling and using mechanical aids.
  • Setting Up Equipment: Includes tripping hazards and incorrect setup, mitigated by clearing debris and proper area demarcation.
  • Concrete Handling: Includes back injury from shovelling and concrete burns. Measures include correct manual handling techniques and skin protection.
  • Use of Machinery: Covers risks from operational machinery such as grinders and oxy-acetylene torches. Safety measures include PPE usage and equipment-specific training.
  • Electrical Safety: Involves setting up electrical leads safely to prevent trips and electrocution, with measures like proper training and equipment inspection.


Additional Resources:

Included with the Slab (Preparation, Pouring & Finishing) SWMS is a free copy of our Legislation & Codes of Practice Reference List.


Key Features:

This SWMS template is a quick and simple tool that provides a foundation for documenting and enhancing your WHS systems. It is designed for easy use and rapid customisation, allowing your business to adapt and update it as needed to meet specific operational requirements.

Slab (Preparation, Pouring & Finishing) 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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