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Concrete - Waffle Pod Raft System SWMS


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Concrete Slab (waffle pod raft system) Safe Work Method Statement

This comprehensive Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) describes in detail the basic job steps, hazards and controls that can commonly occur during the handling, delivery and placement of wet concrete that is being placed into a waffle pod raft system.  This document also includes various fill materials, steel reinforcement, edge formwork and concrete placement and finish.

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Concrete Slab (waffle pod raft system) SWMS Includes: 

  • High Risk Construction Work
    • Mobile Plant
    • Work carried out adjacent to a road, railway or shipping lane, traffic corridor   
  • Risk Assessment Matrix
  • Hierarchy of Controls
  • PPE
  • Job Steps (includes potential hazards and control measures)
    • Planning & Preparation
    • Training and Capabilities
    • Assess onsite conditions
    • General Work area set up
    • Delivery of materials and mobile plant
    • Working near mobile plant
    • Setting out/profiling building lines
    • Preparing subgrade
    • Waffle pod placement
    • Setting steel reinforcement
    • Formwork
    • Placing concrete
    • Using Troweling machine while finishing concrete
    • On Completion
  • Emergency Response Procedures
  • Legislative References
  • Employee sign off section
  • Review & Monitoring 


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)

This document has been developed by SafetyCulture Pty Ltd and is offered for sale by ACRIS Services who are licensed resellers in Australia. SafetyCulture employ former WorkSafe Inspectors to research and author documents ensuring safe work practices can be understood and followed by employees performing high risk activities in the course of their duties. SafetyCulture's mission is to make Safety A Way Of Life for workers across the world by providing documentation through software and printable files.

SWMS - Safe Work Method Statement

Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) are required for any high risk activity that is performed by an employee in the workplace. Each document must identify the risks involved when performing the activity, a risk rating for each risk, a safe work method to perform the activity and a residual risk rating for the risks. SafetyCulture SWMS comply with current WH&S legislation in all states in Australia for both Commercial and Residential Construction Work. This document is fully completed with a step by step procedure that can be edited and appended. This is not a blank template, it is a comprehensive procedure that has been researched and developed by a qualified writer.