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  • Pipework - Maintenance - Hazardous SWMS

Pipework - Maintenance - Hazardous SWMS


Brand: SafetyCulture

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Product Description

The Pipework – Maintenance – Hazardous Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive procedure outlining the safety steps for the minor maintenance of pipework that have contained hazardous chemicals.

The Pipework – Maintenance - Hazardous Work Method Statement (WMS) 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.

This SWMS involves maintenance works being undertaken on UPVC pipes where chemicals (such as sodium hypochlorite) are present. This SWMS does not cover excavation works, working in a confined space and/or a trench in sufficient detail and should be used in conjunction with applicable SafetyCulture SWMS. Ensure dedicated SWMS are implemented for hazards not covered in this SWMS.

Main hazards:

  • Hit by moving vehicle
  • Exposure to hazardous substances / harmful atmosphere
  • Exposure to fluids under pressure, possible explosions
  • Crushing (trench failure, caught between pipes etc)
  • Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) from hazardous manual tasks
  • Falls
  • Environmental Impacts (noise, soil & water contamination, disruption of ground water & native flora/fauna)

This SWMS includes the following High Risk Construction Work as defined by Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011:

  • Mobile plant
  • Chemicals in pipework
  • Confined space*
  • Possible excavation/tunnel works (1.5m or more)*

* Ensure a dedicated SWMS is developed for these High Risk Tasks.

The Pipework – Maintenance - Hazardous Work Method Statement can be used as part of your WHS inductions, for Tool box talks or tender applications.

The Pipework – Maintenance - Hazardous SWMS includes:

  • PPE
  • Safety Notes
  • Planning
  • Preparation
  • Pre-Operational Inspection
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Review
  • References

Product Details:

  • Minimum 15 page procedure
  • 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
  • Instant download delivery

Related items:

  • Manual Handling – Hazardous Manual Tasks
  • LOTO – Lock Out Tag Out
  • Welding – MIG/MAW
  • Trenching
  • Trench Collapse


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.