This Hot Works (Welding) Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) outlines 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.
Suitable for the following welding types: stick, spot, MIG, TIG, Oxy-Acetylene, Gas Metal Arc Welding.
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.
(includes potential hazards & control measures)
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For work carried out on a regular basis a generic Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) may be prepared and used for those work activities.
Remember: The content of a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) should be refined over time and include consultation with workers and other persons conducting a business or undertaking.
Prior to each new activity, each Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) must be reviewed and revised to ensure they apply to the current work activities and the actual site you are working at.
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