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Excavation & Working in Trenches SWMS 10281-5

Excavation & Working in Trenches SWMS 10281-5

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Excavation & Working in Trenches SWMS | Safe Work Method Statement

This Excavation & Working in Trenches Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) provides guidance in regards to excavating & working in trenches greater than 1.5m deep

This SWMS includes working adjacent to mobile plant, shoring and trench shields, hazardous atmospheres and contaminated ground, contact with overhead electrical services falls and general safety items such as PPE.  

Job Steps Covered in Excavation & Working in Trenches SWMS:

(includes potential hazards and control measures)

  1. Planning & Preparation
  2. Training & Capabilities
  3. Arrival at Site
  4. Set-up Work Area
  5. Delivery of Materials/Equipment (Pipes, Back-fill Material, Steel etc)
  6. Excavating & Back-filling - Working Adjacent to Machinery
  7. Installing & Removing Trench Shields/Shoring or Other Materials
  8. Excavating Trench/Water Charged Ground
  9. Working in Trenches > 1.5m Deep
  10. Lifting Material into Excavation (Pipes, Culverts etc.)
  11. On Completion

Excavation & Working in Trenches Safe Work Method Statement Includes:

  • Risk Assessment Matrix
  • Hierarchy of Controls
  • PPE Requirements
  • Emergency Response
  • Emergency Evacuation Procedure

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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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