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Steel Fixing SWMS

Steel Fixing SWMS

Steel Fixing SWMS Video
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  • Review Date: 14 March 2014

The Steel - Fixing includes:

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

Product Details:

  • Written by ex WHS inspectors
  • Referenced
  • Risk ratings before and after control measures
  • MS Word format NOT PDF
  • Task specific and site specific details easy to add
  • Includes easy to complete boxes for Company details and project details
  • Employee sign off section
  • Instant download delivery


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Steel - Fixing Information:

The Steel - Fixing Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive procedure outlining the safety steps for the use of steel reinforcing in concrete.

The Steel - Fixing 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 Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) provides guidance on steel fixing. In particular, this SWMS details the risk management processes and procedures that need to be followed when setting and tying steel reinforcing bar for concrete construction. Covered in this document is planning and preparation, pre-start inspections, operational considerations and emergency management procedures

This SWMS is designed to be used as a stand-alone document however Steel Fixing Work may incorporate other ‘high risk’ construction activities such working at heights, or working with Tilt–up concrete construction (a full list of regulated ‘high risk’ activities is defined in s291 Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011) If any of these listed activities are undertaken as part of a project, a dedicated SWMS must incorporate that activity.

The Steel - Fixing Work Method Statement can be used as part of your WHS inductions, for Tool box talks or tender applications.

Operation: (extract only)

Electric and manual Reinforcing bar cutters/benders ensure:

  • Follow operating instructions
  • Always wear safety glasses
  • Do not carry with finger on starting switch
  • Switch is in off position before plugging in lead
  • Use only on material tool is designed for
  • Keep all body parts away from blades/ bending zone during operation
  • Avoid cutting of short pieces where possible (may fly off with force) always plan cuts to avoid this where possible. If short cuts cannot be avoided, ensure measures are put in place to contain / direct offcut e.g. barrier, consider direction facing when cutting, no one standing in dangerous area.
  • Do not attempt to exceed rated capacity of cutters
  • Area is free of combustibles/flammables and fire protection is provided.


Ensure all exposed rebar ends, star pickets ends and other protrusions are fitted with suitable end-caps. Ensure:

  • Correct size for bar/picket
  • Fitted correctly
  • Regular inspections are undertaken to check condition of end caps and to ensure no caps are missing and correctly fitted. Note: End-caps do not provide adequate protection against impalement. Safe systems of work must be in place to prevent persons falling onto rebar/ picket ends (capped or not).
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