The Sewerage and Drainage Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive procedure outlining the safety steps for the construction of ground level sewerage and drainage.
The Sewerage and Drainage SWMS 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 Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) provides guidance on construction of residential and commercial ground level sewerage and drainage. This includes the planning, preparation, operation and emergency procedures involved with installing new drainage and sewerage from ground floor height to an existing sewer line.
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.
This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is provided in the following document formats
This SWMS does not included suspended or other sewerage and drainage installation above ground floor height.
This SWMS in part addresses the following High Risk Construction Work as defined by Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011:
- Mobile plant
- Fall risks over 1.8m
- Live electricity
- Confined space
- Possible excavation/tunnel works (1.5m or more)
Note: This SWMS may not cover the above listed high risk activities in sufficient detail. Additional SWMS may be required to address the specific situation, or this SWMS modified to suit.
The Sewerage and Drainage Work Method Statement can be used as part of your WHS inductions, for Tool box talks or tender applications.
The Sewerage and Drainage SWMS includes:
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.
Operation – Installing drainage pipe and fittings: (extract only)
Tapping into existing sewer system. Ensure:
Ensure atmosphere in trench is monitored for contaminants as required. Examples: