Formwork Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS)


People often ask, "Can I have a Safe Work Method Statement for Formwork?" "A document that covers everything?"  The answer is not really. 

A Safe Work Method Statement (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 a deck with form ply fixed to timber bearers or Install ‘Bondek’ or Similar formwork to structural steel using an Explosive Power Tool?

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.

On one job you maybe installing formwork for a concrete slab on the ground, and the next job you are setting up formwork for a suspended slab. 

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 formwork job by adding templates of the steps you are going to take, in the order in which you are going to take them.

Watch a detailed demonstration video on how to create a new site specific SWMS using existing templates  


Download an example of a  SWMS generated from the JSEAsy software.

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

Safe Operating Procedures (SOP). are also included in all versions

The JSEAsy Premium software is your total WHS management system.


Below is an example of templates you may insert into your site specific SWMS for typical Installation of a modular steel support frames and timber formwork.
  1. Site orientation/ Induction
  2. Claim work area
  3. Acceptance of delivery to site via crane truck
  4. Cut timber boards  to size using a circular saw
  5. Installation of Modular Steel Formwork Support Frames 
  6. Install bearers and joists to formwork support frames
  7. Nail joist into place using an Impulse (gas) Nail Gun
  8. Install plywood formwork to support framing
  9. Install screws using a Battery Powered Drill
  10. Stripping formply
  11. Removal of formwork support frames
  12. Cleaning up work area
  13. Monitoring and Review of SWMS

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 - Exceptional value!

When you buy or rent the JSEAsy software, not only to get all of the templates specifically for formwork but you also get all of the templates for all of the other trades as well. Formworkers don't just do formwork. You will also benefit from many of the carpentry  and scaffolding templates.  You may benefit from the structural steel and rigging templates as these items are often included in complex formwork situations

 

Hazards and controls for each step have been identified for each step and are included in the template.
Potential hazards include:
  • Scaffold structure may fail
  • Unstable surface
  • Electrocution
  • Muscle strain - musculoskeletal disorders
  • Back injury
  • Tripping hazard
  • Scaffold tipping over
  • Incorrect installation procedure
  • Falling from Scaffold
  • Incomplete Scaffolding
  • Dropping components
  • Structure collapses
  • Incomplete installation
  • Personnel climbing up the side of the tower causing it to tip over
  • Items falling off scaffold from a height
  • Incorrect dismantling procedure
  • Manual handling injuries
  • Falling from Scaffold
When you buy or Rent JSEAsy v4.3 you have access to all of the SWMS templates, for all trades and industries.
 
ScaffoldingTemplates Pre-Loaded and ready for use are shown below: