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  • Heat Stress SWMS
  • Heat Stress SWMS

Heat Stress SWMS


Brand: SafetyCulture

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This SWMS includes:

  • PPE
  • Safety Notes
  • Identification
  • Risk Controls
  • Symptoms
  • Emergency Procedures
  • References
  • Microsoft Word Format
  • Add site specific details and risks
  • Make it task specific

Heat Stress Safe Work Method Statement:

This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive procedure outlining the safety steps for Working in the Heat.

The Heat Stress procedure is ready to use and is not a blank template. Simply add your company details including your 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 Heat Stress SWMS can be used as part of your OHS inductions, for Tool box talks or tender applications.

Employees can suffer illness from working in excessively hot environments (such as foundries, iron works etc). Heat is not based on air temperature alone, heat sources can come from high temperatures, radiant heat, high humidity, hot objects, or strenuous physical activity.

Heat stress illness can include:

  • fainting
  • heat stroke
  • fatigue/exhaustion
  • rashes (such as prickly heat) or heat cramps
  • worsening of pre-existing medical conditions

Heat Stress Risk Assessment Notes

Conduct an assessment to determine whether workers will be exposed to heat stress. Take the following into account

  • air temperature
  • humidity
  • radiant heat (sun, furnaces etc)
  • air movement/wind speed
  • workload (nature and duration)
  • physical capability of worker (acclimatisation, weight, fitness level, medications, existing medical conditions)
  • clothing and PPE required

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.