This Garden/Grounds Maintenance Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) outlines the general safety steps, general hazards and controls associated with general grounds maintenance on roadsides and on sites i.e. parks etc. where the general public may be present during the work processes.
This SWMS covers brush cutter/whipper snipper, fuelling on-site, hand tools, hedge trimmer, lawn mower, leaf blower, lawn edger.
(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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