This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive document outlining the safety steps, general hazards and controls associated with flood clean up activities. Covering clean up of premises after floods, including removal of contaminated items and building materials. This SWMS briefly discusses risk controls in relation to asbestos and the use of ladders.
Biological hazards for humans, animals and the environment include: Contaminated waste, contaminated water and mud, dead animals etc. as floodwaters recede.