This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive document outlining the safety steps, main hazards, risks and controls associated with heat stress.
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.
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.
Save time with our pre-filled, fully customisable templates. Simply add your company details, ABN, and include any site specific details or risks ensuring it is specific to the task at hand. It is then ready for printing and inclusion in your overall WHS System.
Posted by Andrea Rowe, Safety Action Pty Ltd on 30th Jan 2015
Thank you for this Heat Stress SWMS.
It is a very useful starting point for workers to customize to suit the current conditions.
Lots of detail.
Posted by Spruce Clean Pty Ltd on 4th Feb 2014
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.
Posted by Tony on 8th Feb 2013
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.
Posted by Unknown on 4th Feb 2013
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.
Posted by Unknown on 29th Jan 2013
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.
Posted by Mark on 21st Jan 2013
This SMWS gives good information and references for those looking for more details into Heat management and ways to work around heat scenarios
Posted by Sandy Alp on 18th Jan 2013
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.
Posted by Russell on 18th Jan 2013
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.
Posted by kerry on 18th Jan 2013
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...
Posted by Unknown on 18th Jan 2013
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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