Tree Trimming - Utilities Information:
The Tree Trimming - Utilities Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive procedure outlining the safety steps for the trimming/clearing of trees near electric lines and underground utilities.
The Tree Trimming - Utilities 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 general aspects of tree trimming /clearing activities in the vicinity of overhead electric lines, or areas where root systems may impact underground utilities. In compliance with WHS Regulations (2011) a documented risk assessment must be undertaken when working around live electrical installations. A site and task-specific SWMS must be developed for hazards not covered in this SWMS.
This SWMS includes the following "High Risk Construction Work" as defined by Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011:
Remember: The content of the SWMS should be refined over time and include consultation with workers and other persons conducting a business or undertaking. Prior to each new activity, the SWMS must be reviewed and revised to ensure it applies to the high risk construction work and the actual site you are working at.
Save time with our pre-filled, fully customisable templates. Simply add your company details, ABN, and include any site specific details or risks ensuring it is specific to the task at hand. It is then ready for printing and inclusion in your overall WHS System.
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