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Welding & Cutting Safe Work Method Statement



This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is specifically designed for businesses engaged in welding and cutting activities. It provides a quick and easy tool to help identify and mitigate the common hazards associated with these tasks. Easily integrate this SWMS into your existing Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) management system, and fully customise it with your business processes and details. It's particularly useful for construction firms and subcontractors.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Welding and Thermal Cutting:
    • Risks: Exposure to intense heat, harmful gases, and fire hazards.
    • Controls: Use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), pre-operation equipment checks, secure and clean work areas.
  • Electrical Hazards:
    • Risks: Electrocution from unisolated power.
    • Controls: Routine checks of electrical equipment, proper storage and handling of power leads.
  • Chemical Exposure:
    • Risks: Inhalation of toxic fumes from metals like aluminium and zinc.
    • Controls: Adequate ventilation, use of respirators, and adherence to Safety Data Sheets for handling gases.
  • Physical Hazards:
    • Risks: Injuries from manual handling, noise, and slips.
    • Controls: Correct manual handling techniques, use of hearing protection, and ensuring tidy workspaces to avoid trips.


Additional Resources:

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


Key Features:

This SWMS template is an indispensable, easy-to-use resource for documenting and managing the common WHS protocols specific to welding and cutting activities. It is designed for quick editing and customisation to meet the unique needs and requirements of your business. 

Welding & Cutting 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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