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Heat Stress Safe Work Method Statement

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    • Add or delete information to any SWMS template.
    • Customisation instructions provided.
    • Complies with Australian & New Zealand legislation.
    • Microsoft Word Format (Fully editable).
    • Only pay once (no subscriptions required).

Heat Stress Safe Work Method Statement

This Heat Stress Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) covers hazards and controls associated with working in excessively hot environments (such as on roofs, foundries, etc.).

The effect of heat and high humidity on the body is not based on air temperature alone; radiant heat, high humidity, hot objects, or strenuous physical activity may also impact the health of an individual. 

Thermal comfort is subjective, but generally, conditions above 26 degrees C and, relative humidity higher than 60 per cent may cause heat stress which may require controls to be initiated.

This SWMS covers High-Risk Construction Work (HRCW) controls related to:

  • Artificial extremes of temperature

Additional controls are included for Outdoor Work & Remotely &/or Isolated Work.

Comes with a complimentary copy of the Legislation & Codes of Practice Reference List valued at $19.95

Job Steps Covered in Heat Stress SWMS:

(includes potential hazards & control measures)

  1. Training
  2. Acclimatise Workers
  3. Planning
  4. Working Alone
  5. Arrival On-site & Assess On-site Conditions
  6. Conduct a Risk Assessment
  7. Working in Hot Conditions
  8. Emergency response
  • Instant Document Delivery via Email.
    • Add your logo easily.
    • Add or delete information to any SWMS template.
    • Customisation instructions provided.
    • Complies with Australian & New Zealand legislation.
    • Microsoft Word Format (Fully editable).
    • Only pay once (no subscriptions required).

Heat Stress Safe Work Method Statement

This Heat Stress Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) covers hazards and controls associated with working in excessively hot environments (such as on roofs, foundries, etc.).

The effect of heat and high humidity on the body is not based on air temperature alone; radiant heat, high humidity, hot objects, or strenuous physical activity may also impact the health of an individual. 

Thermal comfort is subjective, but generally, conditions above 26 degrees C and, relative humidity higher than 60 per cent may cause heat stress which may require controls to be initiated.

This SWMS covers High-Risk Construction Work (HRCW) controls related to:

  • Artificial extremes of temperature

Additional controls are included for Outdoor Work & Remotely &/or Isolated Work.

Comes with a complimentary copy of the Legislation & Codes of Practice Reference List valued at $19.95

Job Steps Covered in Heat Stress SWMS:

(includes potential hazards & control measures)

  1. Training
  2. Acclimatise Workers
  3. Planning
  4. Working Alone
  5. Arrival On-site & Assess On-site Conditions
  6. Conduct a Risk Assessment
  7. Working in Hot Conditions
  8. Emergency response
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Hear From Our Customers

  • 4

    Heatwave SWMS

    The SMWS gives good information for those looking for more details into Heat management and ways to work around heat scenarios. So easy to work with and make changes to it as you need to keep up the good work.


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  • 4

    Heat Stress SWMS

    This free product was a good one for our clients as it is something that they can develop into their own document without it appearing that we are pushing our company OHS onto them thus allowing them to manage their employees better when hot weather strikes.

  • 3

    Not Bad

    I found it had relevant information but still needed some tweaking, but overall found it reasonably good. Some good nformation and clearly well thought through.

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