This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) provides guidance on the risk management processes and procedures required to manually demolish structures and plant. Manual demolition includes any method where hand tools such as jackhammers; sledgehammers, picks etc. are used.
* If the demolition of pre/post-tensioned concrete, lift shafts, basements, cellars, vaults, domes, arched roofs, masonry/brick arches, chimneys/spires, pylons/masts, precast concrete panels, façade retention, storage tanks and pipelines are involved, ensure there are separate, dedicated SWMS in place.
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Demolition SWMS Content:
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.