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Concrete - Kerb - Channelling SWMS

Concrete - Kerb - Channelling SWMS

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  • Review Date: 14 March 2014

The Concrete Kerb and Channelling Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive 15 page procedure outlining the safety steps for the construction of extruded concrete kerb and channelling.

The Concrete Kerb and Channelling Work Method Statement (WMS) is ready to use and is not a blank template. Simply add your company details, ABN, and include any site specific details or risks and make it specific to the task at hand. It is then ready for printing and to be incorporated as part of your overall WHS System.

This SWMS covers general aspects associated with using a concrete extruder for kerbing works.  This does not include form work, work at heights or use of machinery associated with concrete delivery in sufficient detail. A dedicated SWMS must be developed for these tasks as appropriate.


Remember: The content of the SWMS should be refined over time and include consultation with workers and other persons conducting a business or undertaking. Prior to each new activity, the SWMS must be reviewed and revised to ensure it applies to the high risk construction work and the actual site you are working at.


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This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is provided in the following document formats 


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Main hazards:

  • Exposure to alkaline substances (skin -allergic and irritant dermatitis, eye, mucous membranes plus respiratory tract injuries)
  • Slips, trips, falls
  • Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) from hazardous manual tasks
  • Exposure to hazardous atmosphere – crystalline silica
  • Fire /explosion

Environmental Impact:

  • Noise
  • Contamination/Pollution

This SWMS includes the following High Risk Construction Work" as defined by Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011:

  • On or adjacent to a roadway
  • Close proximity to mobile plant
  • Possible live electricity, pressurized gas

The Concrete Kerb and Channelling SWMS includes:

  • PPE
  • Safety Notes
  • Planning
  • Preparation
  • Pre-Operational Inspection
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Review
  • References

Related items:

  • Manual Handling – Hazardous Manual Tasks
  • Fuel Storage, Handling & Decanting
  • Traffic Management Plan

Operation: (extract ony)

Operate unit as per manufacturer’s instructions. Example:

  • Prepare ground surface / trenches as required
  • Mark out (example: string)
  • Ensure suitable cement materials available as per relevant quality standards
  • Place unit at starting point
  • Install front wheel upside down or remove
  • Place front end of the Slip Form where work will begin
  • Adjust wheels so Slip Form is at required height and unit will be level
  • Start-up as per manufacturer’s instructions
  • Allow unit to start completely before filling hopper. Feed concrete into hopper – do not overfill.
  • Do not exceed capacity of unit
  • Do not place tools into the hopper where they could catch on rotating parts and strike persons / cause entanglement
  • Keep all body parts clear of hopper and auger
  • Ensure unit is steered for correct kerb placement
  • Push/steer in a smooth motion.
  • Watch for roots or other obstructions. Ensure travel path allows suitable foot-hold. Do not work in overly muddy/wet conditions. Do not travel along gradients that exceed manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Always look in direction of travel
  • Ensure appropriate speed/output for conditions
  • Do not ride, or allow others to ride or lean on equipment

Finish by hand trowelling as required. Ensure sufficient control joints cut for conditions

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