This Confined Spaces Rescue Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) outlines the generic job steps, hazards and controls associated with general aspects of rescue operations in confined spaces.
This SWMS does not provide detailed instructions for an actual rescue as circumstances will change in different situations.
(includes potential hazards and control measures)
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For work carried out on a regular basis a generic Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) may be prepared and used for those work activities.
Remember: The content of a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) should be refined over time and include consultation with workers and other persons conducting a business or undertaking.
Prior to each new activity, each Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) must be reviewed and revised to ensure they apply to the current work activities and the actual site you are working at.
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Posted by TMP Civil Services on 17th Dec 2012
Knowing the risks is more than half the battle; this SWMS outlines every possibility and gives sound advice on how to deal with all events. Written in 'friendly' language not only is the SWMS necessary to carry out the work but also gives peace of mind to our employees and supervisors.