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Waffle Pod - Concrete SWMS

Waffle Pod - Concrete SWMS

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  • Provides a framework for training workers
  • Addresses generic risks and hazards
  • MS Word and IAT (iAuditor App) format for easy customisation/editing
  • Can be used as part of tender applications, WHS inductions, and Toolbox talks
  • Assists with compliance requirements for WHS inspections

The Concrete- Waffle Pod Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive 16 page procedure. This SWMS covers general aspects associated with handling, delivery and placement of wet concrete being placed into a waffle pod raft system.

This does not include suspended slabs, tilt-up/ pre-form slabs, formwork, work at heights or use of machinery associated with concrete delivery in sufficient detail. A dedicated SWMS must be developed for these tasks as appropriate.


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. 


Document Format
This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is provided in the following document formats 


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The Waffle Pod / Raft Slab concrete pour - 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 OHS System.

The Concrete- Waffle Pod Work Method Statement can be used as part of your OHS inductions, for Tool box talks or tender applications.

The Waffle Pod / Raft Slab concrete pour SWMS includes:

  • PPE
  • Safety Notes
  • Planning
  • Preparation
  • Pre-operational Inspection
  • Operation
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
  • Emergency Procedures
  • 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
  • Review Date: 31 July 2014

Related items:

  • Manual Handling
  • Tilt up precast concrete panels
  • Formwork
  • Concrete Pump


Liaise with Principal Contractor. Ensure following is provided before work commences:

  • Site specific induction (include location of amenities, first aid facilities, emergency plans and evacuation points, incident reporting, communication, contact persons etc)
  • Health and Safety Rules for site
  • Supervisory arrangements
  • PPE requirements for site
  • Types of hazards at site
  • Site plans – showing no go zones for pedestrians
  • Traffic Management plans
  • Relevant SWMS and JSA’s
  • Site security requirements
  • Ensure all persons entering construction site have a Construction Induction Card (or equivalent).

Set-up work area.

  • Work area, including travel path, is cleared, planks placed and secured where required (ensure wheelbarrows etc are not pushed through sand/uneven terrain
  • Sufficient lighting
  • Suitable weather conditions (no extreme temperatures, rain or winds). No booms used if storm likely.
  • Hazards such as plumbing pipes etc are marked.
  • Clear of hazardous works (eg: asbestos removal)
  • Barricade surrounding area:
    • Immediate zone surrounding work
    • Under and adjacent to booms and pumping equipment
    • Travel path of lifting equipment/cranes/delivery chutes

Electrical leads are not placed in areas where they may be run over, damaged or exposed to water (unless rated for wet environments)

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