- Provides a framework for training workers
- Addresses generic risks and hazards
- MS Word format allows you to make changes to the document
- Can be used as part of tender applications, WHS inductions, and Toolbox talks
- Assists with compliance requirements for WHS inspections
The Refrigeration - Installation Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive procedure outlining the safety steps for the installation and maintenance of refrigerant systems.
The Refrigeration - Installation 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 the installation and maintenance of self-contained, low charged refrigerant systems. This SWMS does not cover maintenance of high-pressure systems or use of anhydrous ammonia refrigerant in bulk. This does not cover working at heights or working on live electrical installations in sufficient detail. Dedicated SWMS should be developed for these tasks, and for any risks not covered in this SWMS.
Hazards may include electric shock, falls from heights, exposure to high pressure, exposure to liquefied gases (temperature extremes) and potential for musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) from hazardous manual tasks. Accidental release of refrigerant gas can displace oxygen in low-ventilated areas and decompose in the presence of flames (such as hot works) to create toxic atmospheric contaminants. Environmental risks may include venting of fluorocarbon refrigerant into the atmosphere.
This SWMS involved the following “High Risk Construction Work” (Working on, in or near):
- Refrigerant lines
- Live electricity
- Falls risks 2m or more
The Refrigeration - Installation Work Method Statement can be used as part of your WHS inductions, for Tool box talks or tender applications.
The Refrigeration - Installation SWMS includes:
- Safety Notes
- Pre-Operational Inspection
- Completion and Maintenance
- Emergency Procedures
- Minimum 18 page procedure
- Written by ex WHS inspectors
- 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
- Manual Handling – Hazardous Manual Tasks
- LOTO – Lock Out Tag Out
- Working around electricity
- Power Tools
- Heights (safe working at)
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.