A Job Safety Analysis (JSA) is most commonly referred to as a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) in Australia

Carpentry Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS)


People often ask, "Can I have a Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) for Carpentry Work?" "A document that covers everything?"  The answer is not really. Well, you could create a document that covers most areas of carpentry work, but it would be hundreds of pages long and would contain more items that did not apply to your project, than items that did. 

A Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) needs to document step by step how you are going to do a particular job. Not all jobs are the same! Are you going to build wall frames on the ground, or install roof trusses at heights? Are you going to use a pulse nail gun or a pneumatic nail gun? Installing Cement sheet eaves linings is very different to hanging doors.

 

Timber Roof Truss SWMS
SWMS Carpentry

Carpentry work involves various tasks that can expose workers to a range of hazards. It's essential for carpenters and their employers and employees to be aware of these hazards and implement safety measures to prevent accidents and injuries.

The steps in undertaking each of these tasks are very different. Not only are the steps different, but the potential hazards and the hazard control measures are very different as well.

The JSEAsy safety software builds your site-specific SWMS for your carpentry job by adding templates of the steps you are going to take, in the order in which you are going to take them.

 

Creating a site-specific SWMS is easy using the JSEAsy safety software. Once created you can print a report generated from the JSEAsy Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) software.

Download an example of a Full Report

Download an example of a Simplified Report

The JSEAsy software comes preloaded with hundreds of templates (job steps) to build your site-specific SWMS with.

It also includes Safe Operating Procedures (SOP).

The JSEAsy Premium software is your total WHS management system.

 

SWMS Templates
Create site specific SWMS

Below is an example of templates you may insert into your site-specific SWMS for 1st fix carpentry to new dwelling using a Pneumatic and Impulse Nail Gun


  1. Site Orientation/ Induction
  2. Claim work area
  3. Marking Out Slab or Ground
  4. Inspection and use of electric air compressor
  5. Daily preoperational inspection of a Pneumatic (Air) Nail Gun
  6. Carrying materials from storage area to work area
  7. Manufacture timber wall frames using a mitre saw and Pneumatic (Air) Nail Gun
  8. Cut timber studs, plates and noggings to size using an electric mitre saw
  9. Lay studs, top and bottom plates on ground in pace to be fixed
  10. Nail timber studs, noggings and plates together using a pneumatic (Air) nail gun
  11. Stand up wall frames
  12. Set up trestle scaffold
  13. Install timber roof trusses by hand
  14. Cut timber using a circular saw
  15. Install ceiling joist, Hanging beams, stabilisers, etc
  16. Nail timber together using an Impulse (gas) Nail Gun
  17. Cut timber using a battery powered circular saw
  18. Installation of Timber Purlins
  19. Cleaning up work area



When you insert a template, it automatically brings with it:

  1. The main process step
  2. The sub process steps associated in undertaking the task
    1. The potential hazards associated with undertaking the task (you can also delete or add any of these with a simple click)
    2. The Risk Rating for undertaking the task (You can also change this if you want to)
    3. The Hazard Control measure (you can also delete or add any of these with a simple click)
    4. The revised risk rating after applying the control (You can also change this if you want to)
    5. Any required PPE (you can also delete or add any of these with a simple click)
    6. Any applicable licences or qualifications required (you can also delete or add any of these with a simple click)
    7. Any preoperational inspections required (you can also delete or add any of these with a simple click)
    8. Any applicable legislation or codes of practice (you can also delete or add any of these with a simple click)

 


Hundreds of templates included - 1 low price - Exceptional value!

When you buy or rent the JSEAsy Safety software, not only to get all of the templates specifically for carpentry work but you also get all of the templates for all of the other trades as well. Carpenters don't just do carpentry work! You will also benefit from many of other trades templates.  You may benefit from many other industry and trade templates such as: civil works and excavations, Ceilings and Wall Linings, Painting, Windows and doors etc.

 

 

 

SWMS for hanging doors
Working at heights is a significant risk in carpentry.

Common hazards associated with carpentry work

Falls: Working at heights is a significant risk in carpentry. Carpenters often use ladders, scaffolding, or work on elevated platforms. Falls from these heights can result in severe injuries or fatalities.

Slips, Trips, and Falls: Carpentry sites may have debris, tools, and materials scattered around. This can lead to slips, trips, and falls. Wet or uneven surfaces can exacerbate this risk.

Struck-by Objects: Carpenters work with heavy tools and materials, such as hammers, saws, and nails. There's a risk of being struck by falling objects or tools if not properly secured.

Electrical Hazards: Carpentry work often involves power tools and equipment. Improper use or faulty wiring can lead to electric shocks or fires.

Hand and Power Tool Hazards: Carpenters use a variety of hand and power tools, which can cause injuries if not used correctly. This includes saws, drills, and nail guns.

Hazardous Dusts: Cutting, sanding, and drilling wood can create wood dust, which can be hazardous if inhaled. Prolonged exposure may lead to respiratory issues. Cutting, grinding, and drilling concrete, stone and cement-based products generate silica dust. Prolonged exposure to silica dust can cause silicosis, a debilitating and potentially fatal lung disease.

Chemical Exposure: Some carpentry tasks involve the use of chemicals, such as wood preservatives or adhesives. These chemicals can be harmful if not handled properly.

Noise: Power tools and machinery used in carpentry can generate high noise levels, which can lead to hearing damage over time if ear protection is not used.

Manual Handling: Carpenters often lift, carry, and move heavy materials and equipment, which can lead to strains and musculoskeletal injuries.

Biological Hazards: In some cases, carpenters may encounter pests, fungi, or mold when working on older structures, which can pose health risks.

To mitigate these hazards, carpenters and their employers should implement safety measures such as:

  • Providing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including hard hats, safety glasses, hearing protection, and respiratory protection.
  • Regularly inspecting and maintaining tools and equipment.
  • Conducting safety training and ensuring all workers are aware of the risks and safety protocols.
  • Securing materials and tools to prevent falling objects.
  • Following proper procedures for working at heights, including the use of fall protection equipment.
  • Keeping work areas clean and organized to reduce slip and trip hazards.
  • Implementing proper ventilation and dust control measures when working with wood and chemicals.
  • Conducting hazard assessments by creating SWMS and addressing potential risks before starting work.
  • Encouraging and enforcing safe work practices among all employees.
  • By identifying and addressing these hazards, carpenters can significantly reduce the risk of workplace accidents and injuries, ensuring a safer and healthier work environment.
Creating a site-specific SWMS is easy using the JSEAsy safety software. Once created you can print a report generated from the JSEAsy Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) software.

Download an example of a Full Report

Download an example of a Simplified Report

See JSEAsy features and demonstrations for video demonstrations on how this works.

 

SWMS for 2nd fix carpentry are included in all versions of the JSEAsy WHS_OHS software

 

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When you buy or Rent JSEAsy Safety Software you have access to all of the latest SWMS templates, for all trades and industries.

Download the JSEAsy latest version SWMS template register.

This is a register sorted by industry type and industry specific of all of the SWMS templates included in the latest version of the JSEAsy Safety Management Software
 
Carpentry SWMS Templates Pre-Loaded and ready for use are shown below:


 

 No.

 Description

 Cost

1
1st fix carpentry to new 2 story dwelling using a Pneumatic and Impulse Nail Gun
Included in v4.5
2
1st fix carpentry to new dwelling using a Pneumatic and Impulse Nail Gun
Included in v4.5
3
Accept load to vehicle from forklift (3rd Party operator) and Loading by hand
Included in v4.5
4
Acceptance of delivery to site for materials
Included in v4.5
5
Acceptance of delivery to site for materials via Crane Truck
Included in v4.5
6
Access ceiling space via Ladder
Included in v4.5
7
Access roof via Boom Lift
Included in v4.5
8
Access roof via fixed access ladder
Included in v4.5
9
Access roof via Ladder
Included in v4.5
10
Access Roof via scaffold stair access
Included in v4.5
11
Access roof via Scissor Lift
Included in v4.5
12
Access work area using a platform ladder
Included in v4.5
13
Access work area using a step ladder
Included in v4.5
14
Access work area using 'Hop-Up' trestle ladder/ work platform
Included in v4.5
15
Access work area via a mobile scaffold
Included in v4.5
16
Access work area via a scaffold/ working at heights from a scaffold
Included in v4.5
17
Apply construction adhesive using a calking gun
Included in v4.5
18
Apply silicone to joint
Included in v4.5
19
Apply touch up paint
Included in v4.5
20
Carrying materials from storage area to work area
Included in v4.5
21
Charging of Li-Ion batteries for use with cordless tools
Included in v4.5
22
Claim Work Area
Included in v4.5
23
Clean up site by hand using a wheel barrow to transfer debris to bin
Included in v4.5
24
Cleaning up work area
Included in v4.5
25
Connect hose to existing water supply tap
Included in v4.5
26
Construction Site Establishment and Project Risk Assessment
Included in v4.5
27
Core hole through masonry wall with a battery powered rotary hammer drill
Included in v4.5
28
Crane Set Up
Included in v4.5
29
Create temporary work bench using trestles and planks
Included in v4.5
30
Cut aluminium angles using a hacksaw and mitre box
Included in v4.5
31
Cut fibre cement sheet using an electric circular fibre cement saw
Included in v4.5
32
Cut fibre cement sheeting using electric shears
Included in v4.5
33
Cut fibre cement sheeting using hand operated mechanical shears
Included in v4.5
34
Cut Hebel/ Autoclaved Aerated Concrete with a diamond blade circular saw
Included in v4.5
35
Cut hole into existing Drywall surface using a key hole Drywall saw
Included in v4.5
36
Cut hole into existing plasterboard ceiling using a key hole plasterboard saw
Included in v4.5
37
Cut masonry wall with a Quick Cut Diamond blade saw
Included in v4.5
38
Cut materials using an electric mitre saw
Included in v4.5
39
Cut plasterboard using a key hole plasterboard saw
Included in v4.5
40
Cut plasterboard using a plasterboard hand saw
Included in v4.5
41
Cut steel using a battery powered angle grinder
Included in v4.5
42
Cut steel using a reciprocating saw
Included in v4.5
43
Cut Steel using an Angle Grinder
Included in v4.5
44
Cut Steel/ Unistrut with drop saw
Included in v4.5
45
Cut strapping off around pack of materials
Included in v4.5
46
Cut timber beading using a hand saw and mitre box
Included in v4.5
47
Cut timber using a battery powered circular saw
Included in v4.5
48
Cut timber using a battery powered reciprocating saw
Included in v4.5
49
Cut timber using a circular saw
Included in v4.5
50
Cut timber using a jigsaw
Included in v4.5
51
Cut timber using a reciprocating saw
Included in v4.5
52
Cut timber using an electric mitre saw
Included in v4.5
53
Cut wood beading using a hand saw and mitre box
Included in v4.5
54
Cut wood using a battery powered circular saw
Included in v4.5
55
Cut wood using a battery powered reciprocating saw
Included in v4.5
56
Cut wood using a circular saw
Included in v4.5
57
Cut wood using a reciprocating saw
Included in v4.5
58
Cut wood using an electric jigsaw
Included in v4.5
59
Cut wood using an electric mitre saw
Included in v4.5
60
Cutting Concrete with a Quick Cut Diamond blade saw
Included in v4.5
61
Cutting material with a box cutter/ utility knife/ snap blade knife/ sharp tool
Included in v4.5
62
Daily preoperational inspection of a Pneumatic (Air) Nail Gun
Included in v4.5
63
Daily preoperational inspection of an Impulse (gas) Nail Gun
Included in v4.5
64
Dealing with people with dementia or aggression
Included in v4.5
65
Dig Hole by hand
Included in v4.5
66
Drill hole into existing concrete slab with an electric rotary hammer drill
Included in v4.5
67
Drill hole into masonry surface with a battery powered rotary hammer drill
Included in v4.5
68
Drill hole into masonry surface with an electric rotary hammer drill
Included in v4.5
69
Drill hole using a Battery Powered Drill
Included in v4.5
70
Drill hole using a magnetic drill
Included in v4.5
71
Drill hole using an electric drill
Included in v4.5
72
Driving in and out of carparks and on customer premises
Included in v4.5
73
Driving in and out of carparks and on customer premises
Included in v4.5
74
Ease/ adjust existing doors
Included in v4.5
75
Erection and use of aluminium tube scaffold
Included in v4.5
76
Erection and use of mobile scaffold
Included in v4.5
77
Erection and Use of Mobile Scaffold (Extended Version)
Included in v4.5
78
Fix fibre cement cladding sheet in place and nail by hand
Included in v4.5
79
Fix fibre cement soffit/ eaves sheet in place and nail by hand
Included in v4.5
80
High Risk Construction Work covered in this SWMS
Included in v4.5
81
Inform facilities / operations and security personnel of work location(s)
Included in v4.5
82
Inspect and drive passenger/ light commercial vehicle
Included in v4.5
83
Inspect and drive passenger/ light commercial vehicle on or off site
Included in v4.5
84
Inspection and use of electric air compressor
Included in v4.5
85
Inspection and use of electric high pressure water sprayer
Included in v4.5
86
Inspection and use of gasoline powered blower/ vacuum
Included in v4.5
87
Inspection and use of gasoline powered high pressure water sprayer
Included in v4.5
88
Inspection and use of Generator
Included in v4.5
89
Inspection and use of petrol powered blower/ vacuum
Included in v4.5
90
Inspection and use of petrol powered high pressure water sprayer
Included in v4.5
91
Install “STRUCTAflor” particle board flooring
Included in v4.5
92
Install Acro prop
Included in v4.5
93
Install aluminium door frame into existing masonry opening
Included in v4.5
94
Install ceiling joist, Hanging beams, stabilisers, etc
Included in v4.5
95
Install fibre cement linings
Included in v4.5
96
Install fibre cement linings using a battery powered drill
Included in v4.5
97
Install Hebel Panel
Included in v4.5
98
Install plywood flooring
Included in v4.5
99
Install preassembled window frame into existing opening and screw fix
Included in v4.5
100
Install Pull down attic ladder into drywall ceiling and wood framing
Included in v4.5
101
Install screws using a Battery Powered Drill
Included in v4.5
102
Install screws using a tek gun
Included in v4.5
103
Install solid strip timber flooring (Secret Fix) to timber subfloor
Included in v4.5
104
Install solid strip wood flooring (Secret Fix) to wood subfloor
Included in v4.5
105
Install timber roof trusses by hand
Included in v4.5
106
Install trimmers/ noggings to wood framing
Included in v4.5
107
Install wood roof trusses by hand
Included in v4.5
108
Install wood wall linings using a battery powered drill
Included in v4.5
109
Installation of Aluminium Doors and Door Hardware
Included in v4.5
110
Installation of cantilevered K-Stage Modular Steel Scaffold
Included in v4.5
111
Installation of Chem Anchors onto existing masonry surface
Included in v4.5
112
Installation of Chem Anchors onto existing masonry wall
Included in v4.5
113
Installation of Columns by hand
Included in v4.5
114
Installation of Doors and Door Hardware
Included in v4.5
115
Installation of Dynabolts
Included in v4.5
116
Installation of eaves linings to new domestic residence
Included in v4.5
117
Installation of floor joist
Included in v4.5
118
Installation of Hold Down bolts into existing Concrete
Included in v4.5
119
Installation of K-Stage Modular Steel Scaffold
Included in v4.5
120
Installation of Plywood Decks
Included in v4.5
121
Installation of Timber Purlins
Included in v4.5
122
Installation of top hats to masonry wall
Included in v4.5
123
Installation of wall sheeting from Ground and Boom Lift
Included in v4.5
124
Installation of wall sheeting from Ground and Scaffold
Included in v4.5
125
Installation of wall sheeting from Ground and Scissor Lift
Included in v4.5
126
Installation of Wooden Doors and Door Hardware using battery powered tools
Included in v4.5
127
Installing Cement Sheet Cladding
Included in v4.5
128
Lift members into position by hand
Included in v4.5
129
Lifting materials using duct lifters
Included in v4.5
130
Lifting members using a chain block
Included in v4.5
131
Listening to music while working
Included in v4.5
132
Load materials into boom lift
Included in v4.5
133
Loading Materials onto roof using an EWP
Included in v4.5
134
Loading materials onto truck using a crane and by hand
Included in v4.5
135
Manufacture timber wall frames using a mitre saw and an Impulse (gas) Nail Gun
Included in v4.5
136
Manufacture timber wall frames using a mitre saw and Pneumatic (Air) Nail Gun
Included in v4.5
137
Mark out slab using a chalk line
Included in v4.5
138
Marking Out Slab or Ground
Included in v4.5
139
Measure for cladding above roof
Included in v4.5
140
Measure perimeter of house
Included in v4.5
141
Mixing concrete with a portable mixer
Included in v4.5
142
Monitoring and review of JHA
Included in v4.5
143
Monitoring and Review of SWMS
Included in v4.5
144
Move materials using a trolley (sack Truck)
Included in v4.5
145
Moving materials around on a trolley
Included in v4.5
146
Nail timber using a pneumatic (Air) nail gun
Included in v4.5
147
Nail timber using an Impulse (gas) Nail Gun
Included in v4.5
148
Passing up Sheets and Accessories from the ground
Included in v4.5
149
Position floor boards together using a plank jack/ floor dog
Included in v4.5
150
Project Risk Assessment
Included in v4.5
151
Push Wheel Barrow on site
Included in v4.5
152
Refuelling of machinery
Included in v4.5
153
Removal of existing doors
Included in v4.5
154
Repeat the above process steps until completion of task
Included in v4.5
155
Safety Check And Use Of Boom Lift (extended version)
Included in v4.5
156
Safety Check And Use Of Scissor Lift (Extended version)
Included in v4.5
157
Safety inspection and use of Forklift
Included in v4.5
158
Set up and use laser level
Included in v4.5
159
Set up trestle scaffold
Included in v4.5
160
Site orientation of domestic residence
Included in v4.5
161
Site Orientation/ Induction
Included in v4.5
162
Site Set Out
Included in v4.5
163
Stand up wall frames
Included in v4.5
164
Sweeping Floor or ground
Included in v4.5
165
Tension nuts using a battery powered rattle gun
Included in v4.5
166
Undertake Clients general all sites induction
Included in v4.5
167
Unloading of shipping container with forklift and by hand
Included in v4.5
168
Using an Angle Grinder
Included in v4.5
169
Using an Existing roof anchorpoint system
Included in v4.5
170
Vacuum
Included in v4.5
171
Wash out mixer
Included in v4.5
172
Welding with a portable Electric Welder
Included in v4.5
173
Working at height from a boom lift
Included in v4.5
174
Working at height from a scissor lift
Included in v4.5
175
Working at heights - Generally
Included in v4.5
176
Working at heights - Genrally
Included in v4.5
177
Working in a confined space
Included in v4.5
178
Working in an area with the risk of Coronavirus, Covid-19, Influenza or similar
Included in v4.5
179
Working in Cold Conditions
Included in v4.5
180
Working in High Wind Conditions
Included in v4.5
181
Working in hot conditions
Included in v4.5
182
Working in isolation
Included in v4.5
183
Working in the rain
Included in v4.5
184
Working where there is movement of powered mobile plant
Included in v4.5
185
Working with silica and silica containing products
Included in v4.5
186
Write up incident report
Included in v4.5