Grounds - Garden Maintenance Safe Work Method Statement
This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a fully comprehensive document that outlines the 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 onsite
- Hand Tools - Hedge Trimmer
- Leaf blower - Lawn Mower
- Lawn Edger
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Grounds - Garden Maintenance SWMS Content:
High Risk Construction Work
Works carried out adjacent to a road, railway or shipping lane, traffic corridor
Risk Assessment Matrix
Hierarchy of Controls
Job Steps (includes potential hazards and control measures)
Planning & Preparation
Training and Capabilities
Travel to, from & between sites
Implement worker consultation between mobile plant and ground workers
Assess onsite conditions
Prepare intended work site
Gardening & working with hand tools i.e. rakes, shovels etc
Conduct visual pre-inspection of equipment
Operating fuel-powered / electric gardening tools
Spills, litter and sharps management
Refuelling on site
Emergency Response Procedures
Employee sign off section
Review & Monitoring
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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.