Our Safe Work Method Statements provide step by step instructions on how to perform high risk workplace activities safely. 

Each task associated with the activity has been thoroughly risk assessed and appropriate control measures applied to any medium, high or extreme risks which have been identified.

In addition, our Safe Work Method Statements also contain: 

  • relevant key safety messages,
  • a copy of our Risk Calculator Matrix,
  • records of any relevant reference documentation.

To access the latest versions of these documents, simply click on the DOC ID hyperlink.

SWMS10 Asbestos

This SWMS is to give guidance on the requirements to be observed when removing asbestos-cement (AC) pipes and when carrying out any process that may involve the interaction with asbestos containing material (ACM). Unless suitable control measures are implemented the cutting, breaking, chiselling, drilling, boring, rasping or grinding of asbestos containing material is to be avoided.

DOC ID: SWMS10

SWMS2 Confined Space Entry

This Safe Work Method Statement details how specific risks associated with working in and/or around Confined Spaces are to be managed. It outlines the common risks and dangers associated with this work and how to best control them.

DOC ID: SWMS2

SWMS27 Electrical Testing

This Safe Work Method Statement details how specific risks associated with Electrical Testing are to be managed. It outlines the common risks and dangers associated with this work and how to best control them.

DOC ID: SWMS27

SWMS5 Excavation, Trenching and Underground Services

This Safe Work Method Statement details how specific risks associated with excavation, trenching and the location of underground services are to be managed. It outlines the common risks and dangers associated with this work and how to best control them. The

DOC ID: SWMS5

SWMS6 Hazardous Chemicals and Dangerous Goods

This Safe Work Method Statement details how specific risks associated with Hazardous Chemicals and Dangerous Goods are to be managed. It outlines the common risks and dangers associated with this work and how to best prevent them.

DOC ID: SWMS6

SWMS19 High Voltage Isolation and Access 

This Safe Work Method Statement details how specific risks associated with High Voltages are to be managed. It outlines the common risks and dangers associated with this work and how to best prevent them.

DOC ID: SWMS19

SWMS42 Isolate, Dewater and Recharge Pipes

This Safe Work Method Statement details how specific risks associated with Isolating, Dewatering and Recharging Pipes are to be managed. It outlines the common risks and dangers associated with this work and how to best prevent them.

DOC ID: SWMS42

SWMS4 Operating Mobile Plant

This Safe Work Method Statement details how specific risks associated with operating plant are to be managed. It outlines the common risks and dangers associated with this work and how to best control them. The control measures listed in this SWMS must be implemented on site.

DOC ID: SWMS4

SWMS9 Overhead Powerlines

This Safe Work Method Statement details how specific risks associated with working near Overhead Powerlines are to be managed. It outlines the common risks and dangers associated with this work and how to best control them.

DOC ID: SWMS9

SWMS47 Restricted Work Area

This Safe Work Method Statement details how specific risks associated with working in and/or around a Restricted Work Area are to be managed. It outlines the common risks and dangers associated with this work and how to best control them. The control measures listed in this SWMS must be implemented on site.

DOC ID: SWMS47

SWMS11 Work on/near Pressurised Gas Distribution Mains and Consumer Piping or Chemical, Fuel or Refrigerant Line

The purpose of this SWMS is to provide guidelines and information to effectively control risks associated with working on or near gas distributions mains and piping or chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines and to ensure compliance with WH&S and environmental legislation.

DOC ID: SWMS11

SWMS3 Working at Heights

This Safe Work Method Statement details how specific risks associated with working at heights are to be managed. It outlines the common risks and dangers associated with this work and how to best control them.

DOC ID: SWMS3

SWMS13 Working in, Over or Adjacent to Water

The purpose of this SWMS is to provide guidelines and information to effectively control risks associated with drowning and to ensure compliance with WH&S and Environmental legislation.

DOC ID: SWMS13

SWMS7 Working on or Adjacent to Road or Railway

This Safe Work Method Statement details how specific risks associated with working on or adjacent to road or railway are to be managed. It outlines the common risks and dangers associated with this work and how to best prevent them.

DOC ID: SWMS7