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Heat Stress SWMS

Heat Stress SWMS

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Heat_Stress_Work_Statement_Method_(SWMS)_V8.pdf


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  • Review Date: 14 March 2014      
This SWMS includes:
  • PPE
  • Safety Notes
  • Identification
  • Risk Controls
  • Symptoms
  • Emergency Procedures
  • References
  • Microsoft Word Format
  • Add site specific details and risks
  • Make it task specific

Heat Stress Safe Work Method Statement:

This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive procedure outlining the safety steps for Working in the Heat.

The Heat Stress procedure is ready to use and is not a blank template. Simply add your company details including your 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 OHS System. The Heat Stress SWMS can be used as part of your OHS inductions, for Tool box talks or tender applications.

Employees can suffer illness from working in excessively hot environments (such as foundries, iron works etc). Heat is not based on air temperature alone, heat sources can come from high temperatures, radiant heat, high humidity, hot objects, or strenuous physical activity.

Heat stress illness can include:

  • fainting
  • heat stroke
  • fatigue/exhaustion
  • rashes (such as prickly heat) or heat cramps
  • worsening of pre-existing medical conditions

Heat Stress Risk Assessment Notes

Conduct an assessment to determine whether workers will be exposed to heat stress. Take the following into account

  • air temperature
  • humidity
  • radiant heat (sun, furnaces etc)
  • air movement/wind speed
  • workload (nature and duration)
  • physical capability of worker (acclimatisation, weight, fitness level, medications, existing medical conditions)
  • clothing and PPE required
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Product Reviews

  1. Spruce Clean Pty Ltd

    Posted by on

    Dealing with Australia's ever changing weather, Heat Stress SWMS is a must have SWMS to all businesses operating outdoors, as well as in conditions where heat is a factor.


  2. Heatwave SWMS

    Posted by on

    The SMWS gives good information for those looking for more details into Heat management and ways to work around heat scenarios. So easy to work with and make changes to it as you need to keep up the good work.


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  3. Heat Stress SWMS

    Posted by on

    This free product was a good one for our clients as it is something that they can develop into their own document without it appearing that we are pushing our company OHS onto them thus allowing them to manage their employees better when hot weather strikes.


  4. Not Bad

    Posted by on

    I found it had relevant information but still needed some tweaking, but overall found it reasonably good. Some good nformation and clearly well thought through.


  5. Heatwave SWMS

    Posted by on

    This SMWS gives good information and references for those looking for more details into Heat management and ways to work around heat scenarios


  6. Heat Stress SWMS

    Posted by on

    The Safety Culture template provided a sound basis on which to develop OFSC compliant SWMS with not too much tweaking to bring it up to standard.


  7. heatwave

    Posted by on

    Very informative and helpful in an area that directly affects my business, a small fabrication workshop that regulary sees temperatures above 35 degrees in summer.


  8. Thanks...

    Posted by on

    What a great Idea to offer the SWMS - Heat Stress as a give away, especially as our days are getting hotter, and a SWMS that some of us would have overlooked; but very necessary. Kerp up the great work guys...


  9. Hot planet

    Posted by on

    with the current heat wave most of Australia is experiencing the SWMS heat stress came out just in time for our staff to be warned of the risks involved while working outdoors in heat wave conditions. Being aware of the symptons will avert any long term or disatrous consequences of working outdoors in the hot weather conditions.


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