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Safe Work Method Statement for Working With Silica



This SWMS template specifically addresses the work activity of handling Silica Containing Materials (SCM) such as concrete and brick cutting, and demolition works. Designed for easy integration into your Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) management system, this document helps businesses in documenting the typical hazards and safety controls associated with working with silica. Ideal for construction and demolition businesses, the template is easily customisable to align with specific business details and operational practices.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Concrete and Brick Cutting: Risk of silica dust inhalation. Controls include wet-cutting methods, on-tool extraction, and appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) like respirators.
  • Demolition Works: Risk of airborne silica from disturbed materials. Controls include use of water suppression systems to minimise dust and comprehensive PPE.
  • Excavation: Risk of disturbing natural silica deposits. Controls involve wet methods for dust suppression and mandatory use of respiratory protective equipment.


Additional Resources:

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


Key Features:

This SWMS template is a practical tool for helping to document and manage health and safety procedures related to silica exposure. Fully customisable to meet the specific needs of any business or project, it is designed to assist businesses enhance their WHS systems, to improve safety while handling silica-containing materials.

Working With Silica 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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