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Window Installation SWMS

Window Installation SWMS

Product SKU: 10304
Window Installation SWMS Video
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  • Complies with current legislation in all States and Territories
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  • MS Word and IAT format for easy customisation/editing
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  • Assists with compliance requirements for WHS inspections
  • Review Date: 18 September 2014

This SWMS covers general aspects of window installation in residential buildings.This does not cover work from heights (above 2m). A dedicated SWMS must be developed for window installation above 2m. This SWMS does not cover the use of ladders and trestles, work with hazardous chemicals, hazardous manual tasks in sufficient detail. Dedicated SWMS should be developed for these tasks, and for any risks not covered in this SWMS.

The Window Installation procedure 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 Safe Work Method Statement can be used as part of your OHS inductions, for Tool box talks or tender applications.

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 



This SWMS includes: 

  • PPE
  • Safety Notes
  • Job Step:
    • Planning
    • Preparation
    • Pre-Operational Inspection
    • Installing Windows
    • Maintenance
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Review
  • References
  • Employee sign off section
  • Hierarchy of Controls
  • Risk Assessment Matrix

Ready to Use

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.

Product details:

  • Written by ex WHS inspectors
  • Risk ratings before and after control measures
  • Provides a framework for training workers
  • Can be used as part of tender applications, WHS inductions, and Toolbox talks

Safety Notes (Extract):

  • Check location of utilities/pipes and cables before drilling into walls.
  • Seek advice from qualified persons as required. Assess suitable travel pathway to enter house with load.
  • Check for stairs, stored items, corners or other obstructions that could cause tripping, crushing of fingers, damage to glass or awkward postures when carrying the load. 
  • Use lifting equipment to transport windows to installation site. If this is not possible, use a team lift. Team lifts must be coordinated and practiced. 
  • Ensure adequate communication and continue to check for obstacles during transport. 
  • Always carry vertically and avoid twisting panels. Note: Consider bars with suction cups parallel to each other for carrying. 
  • Ensure good suction before moving. Recheck suction after 20 minutes (if still required). Wear grip gloves when transporting panels.
  • Take care to avoid knocking glass panels into obstacles, especially the corners of the panels as these can break more readily. 
  • Do not: Lay glass panels on a hard surface, use towels or other soft materials. Lay glass panels horizontally on the floor/ground. Store glass panels in walkways or other areas where they could be knocked over. Work above, directly above other persons.
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