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  • Tree Trimming for Utilities SWMS

Tree Trimming for Utilities SWMS


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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
  • Review Date: 14 March 2014

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Tree Trimming - Utilities Information:

The Tree Trimming - Utilities Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive procedure outlining the safety steps for the trimming/clearing of trees near electric lines and underground utilities.

The Tree Trimming - Utilities 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 general aspects of tree trimming /clearing activities in the vicinity of overhead electric lines, or areas where root systems may impact underground utilities. In compliance with WHS Regulations (2011) a documented risk assessment must be undertaken when working around live electrical installations. A site and task-specific SWMS must be developed for hazards not covered in this SWMS.

Main hazards:

  • Electric shock
  • Falls
  • Struck by falling object
  • Crushing
  • Laceration

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

  • Falls 2/1.8m
  • Live Electricity
  • Mobile Plant
  • Roadways
  • Pressurized gas

The Tree Trimming - Utilities Work Method Statement can be used as part of your WHS inductions, for Tool box talks or tender applications.

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.