Height (safety harness) 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 installation of fall restraint anchor points and use of a safety harness.
Please note that for any work at heights over 2m (e.g. EWP, scaffolding etc.) a separate, dedicated SWMS relating to these tasks should also be used.
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Height (safety harness) 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
Assess onsite conditions
Anchor point setup
Anchor point installation
Fall arrest system - setup
Donning the harness
Attach to anchor
Working on ground
Emergency Response Procedures
Employee sign off section
Review & Monitoring
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.