Suitable for the following welding types: stick, spot, MIG, TIG, Oxy-Acetylene, Gas Metal Arc Welding. This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) document covers the safety steps, general hazards and controls associated with welding work tasks being undertaken either indoors or outdoors. "Hot works" means riveting, welding, flame cutting or other fire or spark-producing operation.
This SWMS does not cover Hot Works being undertaken in Confined Spaces or on bulk tanks/vessels/drums that contain/ed flammable materials or other hazardous chemicals.
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Welding (Hot Works) SWMS Content:
For works carried out on a regular basis a generic SWMS may be prepared and used for those work activities.
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.