The Automatic Fire Sprinkler Installation Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive document outlining the installation of Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems in commercial buildings.
This SWMS does not cover Working at Heights, Working in Confined Spaces, Using Ladders, Using Scaffolds, Elevated Work Platforms, and Scissor Lifts in sufficient detail. Dedicated SWMS should be followed for these tasks, and for any risks not covered in this SWMS.
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 involved the following “High Risk Construction Work” (Working on, in or near):
- Fass risks 2m or more
- Confined Spaces
- Live electricity
- Struck by moving object – mobile plant or vehicles
- Working with knives and hand tools - laceration/cuts
- Struck by falling object – tools, equipment falling from ladders/scaffold/EWP
- Working near Electricity - electric shock/electrocution
- Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) from hazardous manual tasks - sprains, strains, back injury, shoulder injury etc.
- Slips & trips – on ground level
- Falls from height greater than 2m
- Vibration – power tools
- Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals – solvents, adhesives
Environmental risks may include pollution of waterways or ground surfaces due to lack of clean-up of waste materials or chemicals.
This SWMS includes:
This 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.
Testing to be performed by trained and competent persons only.
Ensure all services are tested and no faults exist in either the Fire Sprinkler System or electrical connection.
Lock out and tag any equipment and / or services that are not fully operational and / or fail testing.
Carry out repairs and further testing as required to bring services back on line with the Fire Sprinkler System operational.
Ensure Site Supervisor is informed and aware of the status of service connections at the completion of work and / or at the end of each work shift.