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CONCRETE FORMWORK
WORK METHOD STATEMENT
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DOCUMENT NO: S812.0057 ACTIVITY : Concrete Formwork REVIEW NO: DATE:
Authorised by: SafetyCulture All rights reserved Page 1 of 14- Version 8.0
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CONCRETE FORMWORK SAFE WORK METHOD STATEMENT Part 1
Company Details
Company Name: ABN:
Contact Name, Position and Phone number:
Address:
Project details
Project: Area:
J ob Address:
J ob Description:
Activity: Concrete Formwork
Rel evant workers must be consulted i n the devel opment, approval and communi cati on of thi s SWMS SWMS Approved by: Page 1 of 14
Name: (Include names of workers who
were consulted in relation to this SWMS)
Signature: J ob Title: Date:
Name:
Signature:
Date:
Personnel responsible for monitoring and managing activity:
Overall Risk Rating After
Controls
4 Acute 3 High
2 Moderate 1 Low
ALL PERSONS INVOLVED IN TASK MUST HAVE THIS SWMS COMMUNICATED TO THEM PRIOR TO WORK COMMENCING

Regular inspections and observations will be conducted by ______________to ensure SWMS is being complied with.
Daily Tool Box Talks will be undertaken to identify, control and communicate additional site hazards.
Work must cease immediately if incident or near miss occurs. SWMS must be amended in consultation with relevant persons.
Amendments must be approved by ______________ and communicated to all affected workers before work resumes.
SWMS must be made available for inspection or review as required by WHS legislation.
Record of SWMS must be kept as required by WHS legislation (until job is complete or for 2 years if involved in a notifiable incident).
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Personal Protective Equipment










General:
Safety footwear (rubber boots), gloves, protective clothing (long sleeve shirts and long trousers or overalls). Ensure all PPE meets relevant Australian
Standards. Inspect, and replace PPE as needed.

Provide UV sun protection where required, (broad brimmed hat, UV rated clothing, SPF 30+sunscreen, tinted safety glasses with adequate UV protection).

Where required:
Hearing protection, high visibility shirt or vest, hard hat.
Foot
Protection
Hearing
Protection
High
Visibility
Head
Protection
Eye
Protection
Hand
Protection
Protective
Clothing

Safety Notes

Formwork is the surface, supports and framing used to define the shape of concrete until the concrete is self-supporting. It includes the forms on which the concrete
is poured, the supports to withstand the loads imposed by the forms and the concrete and any bracing added to ensure stability.

Main hazards include:
- formwork collapse (before, during and after placement of concrete)
- falls from heights and slips/trips
- falling objects
- noise/dust
- manual handling


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DOCUMENT NO: S812.0057 ACTIVITY : Concrete Formwork REVIEW NO: DATE:
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Task Breakdown
Possible Safety or
Environmental Hazards
RB Control Measures to Reduce risk RA
Responsible
Officer
NOTE: RB =Risk Rating before controls implemented - RA =Risk Rating after controls are implemented.
Design Specifications Personal injury
- crushing
- falls
- being struck by falling
object
Collapse of structure
Legislation breach
4A Designers must:
- Fully describe all features of design
- Provide SWMS for installation and stripping
- Define load areas
- define acceptance criteria
- Provide for field adjustment
- Describe location of weep, vibrator and clean-out
holes and inspection openings
- Detail sequence of concrete placement, including any
slopes, direction of pour and time between pours
- Describe strength, stability and stiffness of system
- Detail foundation materials
- Detail surface type (filling, compaction, drainage)
- Allow for loads during construction (such as workers,
materials, wind, false decks, rain, water runoff) reduce
fall risks where practicable
Certification of design must be provided by a competent
person (such as a structural engineer)
All formwork materials (timber/plywood, prefab modules
aluminum, steel or plastic) must meet quality testing criteria as
defined in AS 3610.
All exposed rebar ends must contain end-caps.
Ensure:
- Correct size for bar
- Fitted correctly
- Regular inspections are undertaken to check condition of
end caps and to ensure no caps are missing
Note: End-caps to NOT provide adequate protection against
impalement. Safe systems of work must be in place to prevent
persons falling onto rebar ends (capped or not). Examples include
guardrails, screens, edge protection of scaffolds, barriers and
exclusion zones.
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Task Breakdown
Possible Safety or
Environmental Hazards
RB Control Measures to Reduce risk RA
Responsible
Officer
NOTE: RB =Risk Rating before controls implemented - RA =Risk Rating after controls are implemented.
Preparation Personal injury
- crushing
- falls
- being struck by falling
object
Collapse of structure
Legislation breach
4A Project documentation must be available on site and include
(at least):
- designs specifications
- drawings
- loading calculations
- plans/elevations
- general arrangements
- maximum point loadings
- component types and spacings
- methods of securing structure and components
- formply size
- minimum stripping times
- effects of post-tensioning
- edge protection
- back propping where required
- any variations from design and subsequent
certification of variations
- safe load bearings
- timeframes between pours and pour rates
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Personnel requirements Personal injury
- crushing
- falls
- being struck by falling
object
Collapse of structure
Legislation breach

4A Competency Based Training:

Should include:
- site induction
- nature of hazards and emergency plans
- requirements of AS3610
- Operation of plant/equipment as required
- PPE (use, maintenance, storage)
- Specific SWMS

Persons required to erect formwork must have formal
scaffolding certification where required, and be competent in
specific modular system
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Task Breakdown
Possible Safety or
Environmental Hazards
RB Control Measures to Reduce risk RA
Responsible
Officer
NOTE: RB =Risk Rating before controls implemented - RA =Risk Rating after controls are implemented.
Risk assessment. Personal injury
- crushing
- falls
- being struck by falling
object

Collapse of structure
Legislation breach
4A Consider:
- size/weight of building and type of formwork
- plant/equipment required for construction and
dismantling
- environment (slopes, wind, rain)
- level of relevant worker experience
- height
Note: A risk assessment should be revised at least 3 yearly, or
where major changes or an incident/near miss occurs.
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Risk Control Personal injury
- crushing
- falls
- being struck by falling
object

Collapse of structure

Legislation breach
4A Consider:
- edge protection and netting to prevent falling objects
- fit for purpose work platforms/scaffolding
- traffic management
- mechanical lifting
- adequate lighting
- certificate of competencies where required
- PPE and housekeeping
A SWMS should be developed for the specific task and select
controls as required.
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Formwork Erection Personal injury
- crushing
- falls
- being struck by falling
object

Collapse of structure

Legislation breach
4A All framing must be carried out so that it complies with on site
design documentation and any manufacturers' requirements.
Inspect all formwork components to ensure acceptable
condition as per AS3610.
Traditional
Foundation:
- ensure stable base
- ensure suspended slabs can safely support loads (e.g.
persons and crane lifted loads)
- ensure base plates are provided under props and
standards
- ensure suitable sole boards are provided
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