This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) covers general hazards associated with fueling powered mobile plant and small engines with petrol or diesel fuel. This includes planning and preparation, environmental controls, working adjacent to mobile plant, training and communications and operational controls for hazards associated with the operation of portable electric and manual fuel pumps.
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Fuel Handling SWMS 10115-5 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.