Concreting Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS)


People often ask, "Can I have a Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) for Concreting Work?" "A document that covers everything?"  The answer is not really. Well you could create a document that covers most areas of Concreting 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. 

You can however make a SWMS document for doing the same job over and over like pouring a slab to a new project home, where every job is the same with only slight variations.

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 pour a concrete path around a house or reinforced footings and bored piers? 

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

The JSEAsy software comes preloaded with hundreds of templates (job steps).

Below is an example of templates you may insert into your site specific SWMS for a typical concreting project:
  1. Inspect and drive Tip Truck/ Dump Truck
  2. Arrive at site with truck and trailer and establish unloading area
  3. Site Orientation/ Induction
  4. Claim work area
  5. Unload skid steer loader from trailer using aluminium ramps
  6. Place rubble around domestic site using a skid steer loader
  7. Compact area using a petrol powered vibrating plate
  8. Installation of simple formwork
  9. Install damp proof membrane (Forticon plastic)
  10. Place steel reinforcing mesh
  11. Concrete Delivery and Pumping
  12. Placing Concrete
  13. Push Wheel Barrow on site
  14. Finishing concrete with petrol powered trowel (Helicopter)
  15. Load skid steer loader onto trailer using aluminium ramps
  16. 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 pre operational 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 software, not only to get all of the templates specifically for concreting work but you also get all of the templates for all of the other trades as well. Concreters   don't just do concrete!  You may benefit from many other industry and trade templates if you are doing a complete job such as: civil works and excavations, carpentry etc..

There is an example of a SWMS generated from the system available for download. 

The Main points in this example SWMS are templates that have been inserted into the “Site Specific SWMS” to build it.  

 See JSEAsy features and demonstrations for  video demonstrations on how this works (They run for around 4 minutes each)


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When you buy or Rent JSEAsy v4.2 you have access to all of the SWMS templates, for all trades and industries.
 
Concreting SWMS Templates Pre-Loaded and ready for use are shown below:


 

 No.

 Description

 Cost

1
Acceptance of delivery of concrete
Included
2
Acceptance of delivery to site for materials
Included
3
Acceptance of delivery to site for materials via Crane Truck
Included
4
Access Work area via scaffold
Included
5
Arrive at domestic site with truck and establish unloading area
Included
6
Arrive at domestic site with truck and trailer and establish unloading area
Included
7
Claim Work Area
Included
8
Clean street and footpath
Included
9
Cleaning up work area
Included
10
Compact area using a petrol powered rammer
Included
11
Compact area using a petrol powered vibrating plate
Included
12
Concrete Delivery and Pumping
Included
13
Connect hose to existing water supply tap
Included
14
Cutting Bitumen with a Quick Cut Diamond blade saw
Included
15
Cutting Concrete with a Quick Cut Diamond blade saw
Included
16
Cutting Steel using an Angle Grinder
Included
17
Dig Hole by hand
Included
18
Dig hole with power driven auger
Included
19
Dig Trench by hand
Included
20
Drill hole into masonry surface with a battery powered rotary hammer drill
Included
21
Drill hole using a Battery Powered Drill
Included
22
Drill hole using an electric drill
Included
23
Dumping/Unloading load on ground using a tip truck/ dump truck
Included
24
Erection and use of mobile scaffold
Included
25
Finishing concrete with petrol powered trowel (Helicopter)
Included
26
Inform facilities / operations and security personnel of work location(s)
Included
27
Inspect and drive passenger/ light commercial vehicle
Included
28
Inspect and drive Tip Truck/ Dump Truck
Included
29
Inspection and use of Generator
Included
30
Inspection and use of petrol powered high pressure water sprayer
Included
31
Install damp proof membrane (Forticon plastic)
Included
32
Install screws using a Battery Powered Drill
Included
33
Install screws using a tek gun
Included
34
Installation of lintel using a skid steer loader
Included
35
Installation of simple formwork
Included
36
Load skid steer loader onto trailer using aluminium ramps
Included
37
Load skid steer loader onto truck using aluminium ramps
Included
38
Loading materials onto truck using a crane and by hand
Included
39
Marking Out Slab or Ground
Included
40
Mixing concrete with a portable mixer
Included
41
Mixing concrete with a portable mixer
Included
42
Monitoring and Review of SWMS
Included
43
Move materials using a trolley (sack Truck)
Included
44
Move soil by hand using a shovel
Included
45
Moving materials around on a trolley
Included
46
Place rubble around domestic site using a skid steer loader
Included
47
Place steel reinforcing in footing
Included
48
Place steel reinforcing mesh
Included
49
Placing Concrete
Included
50
Pouring Concrete
Included
51
Pouring Concrete Slab using a pump and a helicopter
Included
52
Push Wheel Barrow on site
Included
53
Refuelling of machinery
Included
54
Safety inspection and use of Forklift
Included
55
Site Establishment
Included
56
Site orientation of domestic residence
Included
57
Site Orientation/ Induction
Included
58
Sweeping Floor
Included
59
Undertake Clients general all sites induction
Included
60
Unload skid steer excavator from trailer using aluminium ramps
Included
61
Unload skid steer loader from trailer using aluminium ramps
Included
62
Unload skid steer loader from truck using aluminium ramps
Included
63
Using a pneumatic Jack Hammer/ pneumatic Breaker/ Demolition Hammer
Included
64
Using an electric Jack Hammer/ Electric Breaker/ Demolition Hammer
Included
65
Vacuum
Included
66
Welding with a portable Electric Welder
Included
67
Write up incident report
Included