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Use of Soldering Iron Safe Work Method Statement



This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is specifically designed to address the safe operation of soldering irons. It serves as an editable template for businesses, particularly in the manufacturing and repair sectors, in documenting typical hazards associated with soldering activities and the common safety controls to minimise these risks. This template can be seamlessly integrated and customised within your workplace health and safety (WHS) management system, ensuring that end-users—operators and workers—are well-informed and protected.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Equipment Hazards: Daily checks on soldering irons to prevent malfunction.
  • Burns from Hot Equipment: Use of PPE like gloves and face shields.
  • Fumes from Soldering: Ensuring adequate ventilation and use of respirators.
  • Handling of Butane Gas: Procedures for safe handling and storage to prevent explosions.
  • Electrical Hazards: Regular inspection of soldering iron wiring and use in designated safe areas.
  • Manual Handling: Techniques for safe handling of equipment to avoid physical strain.


Additional Resources:

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


Key Features:

This SWMS template is a valuable, easy-to-use tool designed to streamline the documentation of your WHS protocols. Its adaptability allows for quick edits, ensuring that it meets the specific needs of your business quickly and efficiently.

Soldering Iron 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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