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Electricity - Working Around SWMS


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The Working around Electricity Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive document directed at workers who work around live electrical equipment or services in all industries and does not include safe work procedures for qualified persons working with electricity.

This SWMS does not cover work that is not electrical work carried out on telephone, communication and data systems or repair of consumer electrical equipment when unplugged from any electrical socket outlet.

Dedicated SWMS should be developed for these tasks, and for any risks not covered in this SWMS.

Main hazards:

-       electric shock causing serious injury or death
-       arcing/explosion/fire causing burns
-       toxic gas (resulting from arcing/fire) causing injury or death


This SWMS involves the following “High Risk Construction Work” as per s291 of the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 (Working on, in or near):

  - energised electrical installations or services.


This SWMS includes:

  • PPE
  • Safety Notes
  • Planning
  • Preparation
  • Residual Current Devices (RCD)
  • Inspection Schedule
  • Pre-Operation
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Emergency Response
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Review
  • References

This SWMS is ready to use and is not a blank template. Simply add your company details, ABN, and include any site specific details or risks and make it specific to the task at hand. It is then ready for printing and to be incorporated as part of your overall WHS System.

Product Details:

  • Written by ex WHS inspectors
  • Referenced
  • Risk ratings before and after control measures
  • MS Word format NOT PDF
  • Task specific and site specific details easy to add
  • Includes easy to complete boxes for Company details and project details
  • Employee sign off section

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This document has been developed and provided by SafetyCulture Pty Ltd and is offered for sale by ACRIS Services who are licensed resellers for Australia. SafetyCulture employ former WorkSafe Inspectors to research and write documents ensuring safe work practices can be understood and followed by employees performing high risk activities in the course of their duties. SafetyCulture's mission is to make Safety A Way Of Life for workers across the world by providing documentation through software and printable files.

SWMS - Safe Work Method Statement

Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) are required for any high risk activity that is performed by an employee in the workplace. Each document must identify the risks involved when performing the activity, a risk rating for each risk, a safe work method to perform the activity and a residual risk rating for the risks. SafetyCulture SWMS comply with current WH&S legislation in all states across Australia. This document is fully completed with a step by step procedure that can be edited and appended. This is not a blank template, it is a comprehensive procedure that has been researched and developed by a qualified writer.