The Industrial Rope Access Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive document outlining the safety steps, main hazards, risks and controls associated with the use of rope access systems.
This Safe work Method Statement (SWMS) provides guidance on industrial rope access systems used for gaining access to, and working at a workface, usually by means of vertically suspended ropes (can be horizontal – such as under bridge work). Other methods of accessing a work face should be considered (for example, EWPs or building maintenance units) before rope access systems, as a high level of skill is essential for their safe use.
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
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