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

Plumbing SWMS

Plumbing Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS)


People often ask, "Can I have a Safe Work Method Statement for Plumbing?" "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 excavate and install sewer pipes, or are you going to replace an electric Hot Water Service?

 

Stormwater SWMS
Hot and Cold Water SWMS

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 plumbing 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 safety 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.

 

Pipe cutter SWMS
Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) produced from the JSEAsy software

Below is an example of templates you may insert into your site-specific SWMS for typical residential project for a builder, to Install underfloor plumbing and drains

  1. Undertake Clients general all sites induction
  2. Arrive at domestic site with truck and trailer and establish unloading area
  3. Claim Work Area
  4. Unload skid steer excavator from trailer/ truck using aluminium ramps
  5. Acceptance of delivery to site for materials
  6. Marking Out Ground
  7. Safety check and operation of Excavator for trenching and excavations
  8. Dig/ clean trench by hand
  9. Installation of UPVC Pipe
  10. Dig final connection trench using an excavator to connect sewer drain to government connection
  11. Working in open trench
  12. Cut into existing earthenware branch using and angle grinder
  13. Connect pipes together using a flexible connector
  14. Back Fill trench using excavator with original spoil
  15. Back Fill trench by hand with original spoil
  16. Load skid steer excavator onto truck/ trailer using aluminium ramps
  17. Cleaning up work area
  18. Clean street and footpath
  19. Sweeping the road and footpath
  20. 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 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 do you get all of the templates specifically for plumbing, but you also get all of the templates for all of the other trades as well. Plumbers don't just do plumbing. You will also benefit from many of the civil templates if you are replacing stormwater or sewer pipes.  You may benefit from the demolition, electrical and mechanical templates if you are replacing an electric HWS. For doing repairs, you also have access to the carpentry and wall and ceiling lining templates as well as painting.

 

 

Geothermal Underfloor Heating SWMS
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.

Don't forget to consider any hazardous substances

Download a Free work procedure for Solvent Cementing PVC Pipes

 


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When you buy or rent JSEAsy you have access to all of the latest version 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
 
Plumbing SWMS Templates Pre-Loaded and ready for use are shown below:


 

 No.

 Description

 Cost

1
Accept load to vehicle from forklift (3rd Party operator) and Loading by hand
Included in v4.5
2
Acceptance of delivery to site for materials
Included in v4.5
3
Acceptance of delivery to site for materials via Crane Truck
Included in v4.5
4
Access ceiling space via Ladder
Included in v4.5
5
Access roof via Boom Lift
Included in v4.5
6
Access roof via fixed access ladder
Included in v4.5
7
Access roof via Ladder
Included in v4.5
8
Access Roof via scaffold stair access
Included in v4.5
9
Access roof via Scissor Lift
Included in v4.5
10
Access work area using a platform ladder
Included in v4.5
11
Access work area using a step ladder
Included in v4.5
12
Access work area using 'Hop-Up' trestle ladder/ work platform
Included in v4.5
13
Access work area via a mobile scaffold
Included in v4.5
14
Access work area via a scaffold/ working at heights from a scaffold
Included in v4.5
15
Apply touch up paint
Included in v4.5
16
Arrive at domestic site with truck and establish unloading area
Included in v4.5
17
Arrive at domestic site with truck and trailer and establish unloading area
Included in v4.5
18
Back Fill trench by hand with original spoil
Included in v4.5
19
Back Fill trench by hand with original spoil
Included in v4.5
20
Back Fill trench using excavator with original spoil
Included in v4.5
21
Carrying materials from storage area to work area
Included in v4.5
22
Charging of Li-Ion batteries for use with cordless tools
Included in v4.5
23
Claim Work Area
Included in v4.5
24
Clean street and footpath
Included in v4.5
25
Clean trenches and setting grade by hand
Included in v4.5
26
Cleaning up work area
Included in v4.5
27
Clearing a blocked drain using an Electric Eel Drain Snake
Included in v4.5
28
Commercial drainage and hot & cold water reticulation (complete plumbing job 1 )
Included in v4.5
29
Compact area using a gasoline powered leg rammer
Included in v4.5
30
Compact area using a gasoline powered vibrating plate
Included in v4.5
31
Compact area using a petrol powered leg rammer
Included in v4.5
32
Compact area using a petrol powered vibrating plate
Included in v4.5
33
Connect hose to existing water supply tap
Included in v4.5
34
Connect pipes together using a flexible connector
Included in v4.5
35
Connect sewer drain to government connection
Included in v4.5
36
Connect water inlet and outlet
Included in v4.5
37
Core hole through masonry wall with a battery powered rotary hammer drill
Included in v4.5
38
Cut aluminium angles using a hacksaw and mitre box
Included in v4.5
39
Cut copper pipe with tube cutter
Included in v4.5
40
Cut down UPVC risers using a battery powered angle grinder
Included in v4.5
41
Cut down UPVC risers using an angle grinder
Included in v4.5
42
Cut hole into existing plasterboard ceiling using a key hole plasterboard saw
Included in v4.5
43
Cut into existing earthenware branch using and angle grinder
Included in v4.5
44
Cut materials using an electric mitre saw
Included in v4.5
45
Cut steel using a battery powered angle grinder
Included in v4.5
46
Cut Steel using an Angle Grinder
Included in v4.5
47
Cut Steel/ Unistrut with drop saw
Included in v4.5
48
Cut strapping off around pack of materials
Included in v4.5
49
Cutting material with a box cutter/ utility knife/ snap blade knife/ sharp tool
Included in v4.5
50
Dealing with people with dementia or aggression
Included in v4.5
51
Delivery and unloading of mobile plant
Included in v4.5
52
Delivery, Safety Check And Use Of Dingo
Included in v4.5
53
Dig Hole by hand
Included in v4.5
54
Dig hole with power driven auger
Included in v4.5
55
Dig Trench by hand
Included in v4.5
56
Dig Trench by hand
Included in v4.5
57
Dig trench using a chain trencher
Included in v4.5
58
Disconnect pipework form existing plant
Included in v4.5
59
Drain water system
Included in v4.5
60
Drill hole into existing concrete slab with an electric rotary hammer drill
Included in v4.5
61
Drill hole into existing contrete slab with an electric rotary hammer drill
Included in v4.5
62
Drill hole into masonry surface with a battery powered rotary hammer drill
Included in v4.5
63
Drill hole into masonry surface with an electric rotary hammer drill
Included in v4.5
64
Drill hole using a Battery Powered Drill
Included in v4.5
65
Drill hole using an electric drill
Included in v4.5
66
Driving in and out of carparks and on customer premises
Included in v4.5
67
Driving in and out of carparks and on customer premises
Included in v4.5
68
Dumping/Unloading load on ground using a tip truck/ dump truck
Included in v4.5
69
Electro-Fusion Welding of MDPE of HDPE pipe
Included in v4.5
70
Erection and use of mobile scaffold
Included in v4.5
71
Filling & testing of pipework
Included in v4.5
72
Fit T s and connectors to plastic pipes
Included in v4.5
73
Fit cover plates and mini cocks to outlets
Included in v4.5
74
Fit Pipe insulation over pipes
Included in v4.5
75
Fit Pipe insulation over pipes
Included in v4.5
76
Fit Tapware/ mixers
Included in v4.5
77
Fit Unistrut brackets onto masonry wall
Included in v4.5
78
Glue jointing closed cell elastomeric pipe insulation
Included in v4.5
79
High Risk Construction Work covered in this SWMS
Included in v4.5
80
Inform facilities / operations and security personnel of work location(s)
Included in v4.5
81
Inspect and drive passenger/ light commercial vehicle
Included in v4.5
82
Inspect and drive passenger/ light commercial vehicle on or off site
Included in v4.5
83
Inspect and drive Tip Truck/ Dump Truck
Included in v4.5
84
Inspection and use of electric high pressure water sprayer
Included in v4.5
85
Inspection and use of gasoline powered blower/ vacuum
Included in v4.5
86
Inspection and use of gasoline powered high pressure water sprayer
Included in v4.5
87
Inspection and use of Generator
Included in v4.5
88
Inspection and use of petrol powered blower/ vacuum
Included in v4.5
89
Inspection and use of petrol powered high pressure water sprayer
Included in v4.5
90
Install backflow prevention valve
Included in v4.5
91
Install cistern and flush pipe
Included in v4.5
92
Install damp proof membrane to trimmers/noggings prior to brass fittings
Included in v4.5
93
Install dishwasher
Included in v4.5
94
Install electric storage hot water service (HWS)
Included in v4.5
95
Install gas instantaneous hot water service (HWS)
Included in v4.5
96
Install hand basins
Included in v4.5
97
Install hot and cold water fist fix plumbing (Steel framed)
Included in v4.5
98
Install hot and cold water fist fix plumbing (Timber framed)
Included in v4.5
99
Install hot and cold water fist fix plumbing (Wood framed)
Included in v4.5
100
Install screws using a Battery Powered Drill
Included in v4.5
101
Install screws using a tek gun
Included in v4.5
102
Install sinks/ troughs
Included in v4.5
103
Install Stopcock valve
Included in v4.5
104
Install suspended pipework to underside of concrete slab
Included in v4.5
105
Install suspended pipework to underside of roof purlins
Included in v4.5
106
Install temporary caps to fixtures
Included in v4.5
107
Install toilet (WC Pan)
Included in v4.5
108
Install trimmers/ nogging to steel framing
Included in v4.5
109
Install trimmers/ noggings to timber framing
Included in v4.5
110
Install W45 Brass male lugged elbows, breaching pieces and mixers to steel frame
Included in v4.5
111
Install Zip Autoboil
Included in v4.5
112
Installation of baths
Included in v4.5
113
Installation of Gas storage hot water system (HWS)
Included in v4.5
114
Installation of mechanical masonry anchors
Included in v4.5
115
Installation of underfloor plumbing and drains
Included in v4.5
116
Installation of UPVC pipe
Included in v4.5
117
Isolate water to premises
Included in v4.5
118
Lift member using a forklift and lifting jib
Included in v4.5
119
Listening to music while working
Included in v4.5
120
Load skid steer excavator onto truck/ trailer using aluminium ramps
Included in v4.5
121
Loading Materials onto roof using an EWP
Included in v4.5
122
Loading materials onto truck using a crane and by hand
Included in v4.5
123
Mark out studwork for trimmer and fixture locations
Included in v4.5
124
Marking Out Slab or Ground
Included in v4.5
125
Monitoring and review of JHA
Included in v4.5
126
Monitoring and Review of SWMS
Included in v4.5
127
Move materials using a trolley (sack Truck)
Included in v4.5
128
Moving materials around on a trolley
Included in v4.5
129
Pipe freezing using liquid nitrogen
Included in v4.5
130
Plug the unit into the power supply outlet
Included in v4.5
131
Plumbing final fit
Included in v4.5
132
Pressure testing of hot and cold pipework
Included in v4.5
133
Push Wheel Barrow on site
Included in v4.5
134
Refuelling of machinery
Included in v4.5
135
Repeat the above process steps until completion of task
Included in v4.5
136
Run connecting copper pipework and fit off
Included in v4.5
137
Run copper plumbing pipework and fit off
Included in v4.5
138
Run Pipe work through existing ceiling space
Included in v4.5
139
Run plastic water/ gas pipework and fit off
Included in v4.5
140
Safety check and operation of Excavator
Included in v4.5
141
Safety check and operation of Excavator for trenching and excavations
Included in v4.5
142
Safety Check And Use Of Boom Lift (extended version)
Included in v4.5
143
Safety Check And Use Of Scissor Lift (Extended version)
Included in v4.5
144
Safety inspection and use of Forklift
Included in v4.5
145
Secure pipework to structure with saddles
Included in v4.5
146
Secure W45 Brass male lugged elbows, breaching pieces and mixers
Included in v4.5
147
Service and replacement of TMV in masonry wall
Included in v4.5
148
Set up and use laser level
Included in v4.5
149
Silver solder copper pipes together
Included in v4.5
150
Site orientation of domestic residence
Included in v4.5
151
Site Orientation/ Induction
Included in v4.5
152
Sleeve and apply silicone around pipework passing trough holes
Included in v4.5
153
Spreading soil with Shovel and Rake
Included in v4.5
154
Sweeping Floor or ground
Included in v4.5
155
Test the property gas pipework for pressure leaks
Included in v4.5
156
Undertake Clients general all sites induction
Included in v4.5
157
Unload skid steer excavator from trailer using aluminium ramps
Included in v4.5
158
Unloading of shipping container with forklift and by hand
Included in v4.5
159
Unpack fixtures/ materials
Included in v4.5
160
Using a pneumatic Jack Hammer/ pneumatic Breaker/ Demolition Hammer
Included in v4.5
161
Using an Angle Grinder
Included in v4.5
162
Using an Existing roof anchorpoint system
Included in v4.5
163
Vacuum
Included in v4.5
164
Welding copper tube
Included in v4.5
165
Welding with a portable Electric Welder
Included in v4.5
166
Welding/ silver soldering copper pipes together
Included in v4.5
167
Working at height from a boom lift
Included in v4.5
168
Working at height from a scissor lift
Included in v4.5
169
Working at heights - Generally
Included in v4.5
170
Working at heights - Genrally
Included in v4.5
171
Working in an area with the risk of Coronavirus, Covid-19, Influenza or similar
Included in v4.5
172
Working in Cold Conditions
Included in v4.5
173
Working in High Wind Conditions
Included in v4.5
174
Working in hot conditions
Included in v4.5
175
Working in isolation
Included in v4.5
176
Working in open trench
Included in v4.5
177
Working in the rain
Included in v4.5
178
Working where there is movement of powered mobile plant
Included in v4.5
179
Write up incident report
Included in v4.5