Height (rope access) 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 the use of industrial rope access systems.
Please note, this SWMS does not cover the specific setup of height access equipment. A dedicated SWMS will be required for the set-up/erection of height access equipment such as Mobile and Fixed Scaffolds, Mobile Elevated Work Platforms etc.
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Height (rope access) SWMS Content:
High Risk Construction Work
Involves a risk of a person falling more than 2m, including work on telecommunications towers
Risk Assessment Matrix
Hierarchy of Controls
Job Steps (includes potential hazards and control measures)
Planning & Preparation
Training and Capabilities
Implement a Falls Emergency Rescue Plan
Assess on-site conditions
Work area set up
Pre operational inspection
Rope Access Operation
Dismantling Rope Access system
Working on ground
Using power tools
Remote and/or isolated work
Falls Emergency Rescue Plan
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.