The Glass – Leadlight – removal and replacement Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive procedure outlining the safety steps for the safe removal and replacement of leadlight glass windows.
The Glass – Leadlight – removal and replacement 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 the safe removal and replacement of leadlight glass windows. This includes the preparation planning and operational procedures involved including emergency management.
This SWMS does not cover the repair, restoration or construction of stained glass windows or other lead lighting projects
Note: From Jan 1st 2013 working with lead will be considered a high-risk activity under the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011.
Working with lead lighting and stained glass can lead to exposure to lead fumes and lead dust. Older lead can oxidise forming a lead impregnated dust coating and lead may also seep into adjoining plaster and caulking material. Do not allow children and pregnant women near lead contaminated materials or equipment.
The Glass – Leadlight – removal and replacement Work Method Statement can be used as part of your WHS inductions, for Tool box talks or tender applications.
This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is provided in the following document formats:
Operation: (extract only)
Fix new leadlight panel
Follow Planning, Preparation and Pre-operational procedures of this SWMS when returning to site to fit new glass panel:
On completion remove tools, equipment and waste materials from site. (Conduct last minute walk around to ensure all hazardous material or any equipment is collected