The Water - Working Over And Adjacent To Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive 11 page procedure outlining the safety steps for general work activities undertaken near water bodies (tidal or non-tidal) where persons could enter water (voluntarily or involuntarily).
This does not include diving or work using boats, barges or other vessels required to enter and work on water bodies. This SWMS does not cover working in drains and confined spaces in sufficient detail. A dedicated SWMS must be developed for these activities. This is not intended to be used by emergency rescue personnel and does not include information regarding aerial lifts etc.
The Water - Working Over And Adjacent To procedure 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 OHS System.
The Water - Working Over And Adjacent To procedure can be used as part of your OHS inductions, for Tool box talks or tender applications.
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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