Toolbox Meeting #1

  • August 25, 2020
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Welcome to Toolbox Meeting #1 from MyTradie

We as tradies all know what a toolbox meeting usually means. A sausage sanga and a long ass meeting right? Sorry to say, but you’re missing out on the sausage sanga for this one. But don’t worry, we’re not going to keep you long … phew! This one is a bit of an important one. What do we know about Safe Work Method Statements (or SWMS for short)? We know that they are, they are those pesky documents that outline the high-risk construction work (HRCW) activities carried out within a workplace. It sets out the hazards that may arise from these activities and safety measures put in place to control the risks. What we also know is that many builders, real estates and other companies you may subcontract to need to you have them. Without them, you often won’t win the work. Let’s be real here though, we don’t all have them do we? Why is that? Is it because we only undertake private residential work? or, is it more because they’re usually too expensive? Or is it because it’s a hassle to organise? If it’s one of the last two, we have a solution. OPM is a company that’s all about making the lives easier for it’s customers and tradies. In order to make tradies lives easier and help them get more work, they’ve put a SWMS package together that is perfect to get you out of trouble. They’ve initially got 21 SWMS available and these cover a number of the common tasks we undertake on site every day. For our tradies that do need SWMS they’re helping out even more by offering a ripper of a deal on the packs, the packs are perfect to cover those every day tasks that tradies undertake. They’re fully customisable so you can put your logo and company information on them, print off a bunch of copies and keep them in your truck.

What SWMS are available in the pack?
  • Carpentry
  • Site Supervision
  • Drilling
  • Grinding
  • Sanding
  • Mobile Scaffold
  • Circular Saw
  • Drop Saw
  • Jack Hammer
  • Reciprocating Saw
  • Working at Heights
  • Elevated Work Platform
  • Oxy Welding
  • Core Drilling
  • High Pressure Washer
  • Demolition
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Tiling
  • Cleaning

MyTradie takes safety really seriously and will be expecting all of our tradies to have the appropriate documentation and measures in place to protect themselves and those around them. Here’s just one of our tradies using one of our SWMS on site. Gotta love a ranga tradie! You can check out the SWMS and other documents OPM has available here Have you signed up to our updates or to register with MyTradie yet? Make sure you head here to register!

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