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  • House - Cladding SWMS

House - Cladding SWMS


Brand: SafetyCulture

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This SWMS includes:

  • PPE
  • Safety Notes
  • Planning
  • Preparation
  • Pre-Operational Inspection
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Review
  • References

The House Cladding Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive procedure outlining the safety steps for the installation of house cladding or siding.

This 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 WHS System.

This SWMS involves general hazards associated with installing house cladding or siding (such as Hardie plank products). This does not include application of other forms of siding or erection/installation of braced framing and substrate. Specific SWMS must be developed when working above 2m. Erection of scaffolds, operation of tools/equipment (such as nail guns, elevated work platforms, mast climbing platforms etc) are not covered.

Main hazards:

  • Falls, slips and trips
  • Electric shock
  • Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) from hazardous manual tasks
  • Struck by falling objects
  • Struck by moving vehicles
  • Exposure to hazardous atmosphere (silica during cutting, asbestos-containing materials, lead etc)

This SWMS includes the following “High Risk Construction Work" as defined by Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011:

  • Falls above 1.8/2m
  • Asbestos
  • Live Electricity
  • Mobile plant

Product Details

  • Minimum 18 page procedure
  • 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
  • Instant download delivery

Related items:

  • Manual Handling – Hazardous Manual Tasks
  • LOTO – Lock Out Tag Out
  • Scaffolding
  • Scissor lift
  • Nail Gun- Pneumatic
  • Heights (Safe Work At)
  • Contact with Utilities


This document has been developed and provided by SafetyCulture Pty Ltd and is offered for sale by ACRIS Services who are licensed resellers for Australia. SafetyCulture employ former WorkSafe Inspectors to research and write 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 across Australia. 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.