This pre-filled Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) outlines the generic job steps, hazards and controls associated with the preparation, planning for land-based construction work undertaken near water bodies (tidal or non-tidal) or other liquid that involves the risk of drowning and/or marine construction work in a body of water. This document is intended for use as an attachment, to be used in addition to the relevant SWMS for the specific work being conducted where persons could enter water/liquid (voluntarily or involuntarily). Examples: working on a bridge construction over a river, jetty construction etc.
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For works carried out on a regular basis a generic SWMS may be prepared and used for those work activities.
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.