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Confined Space Entry Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)



This SWMS template is tailored for businesses performing confined space entry work, providing a framework to document the typical hazards and safety controls associated with this high-risk activity. Ideal for construction and maintenance sectors, this template allows businesses to effortlessly integrate and customise with their details, aligning seamlessly with their Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) management systems.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Preparation for Entry: Risks of using incorrect or faulty equipment; controls include certified equipment checks and trained personnel.
  • Unsafe Oxygen Levels: Ensuring oxygen levels are within safe limits through constant monitoring.
  • Flammable and Explosive Atmospheres: Prevention through environmental monitoring and permit systems.
  • Hazardous Substances: Managing exposure to dusts, gases, and other hazardous substances using appropriate detection equipment and PPE.
  • Engulfment Hazards: Protocols for spotting and emergency response to prevent engulfment in materials like sawdust or soil.
  • Electrical Hazards: Isolation of power and ensuring all electrical equipment is suitable and safe.
  • Thermal Hazards: Managing work in extreme temperatures to prevent heat-related illnesses or cold exposure.
  • Physical Hazards: Addressing risks from falls, inadequate lighting, and entry/exit challenges.
  • Noise Hazards: Control measures to maintain communication and protect hearing.
  • Plant and Machinery Hazards: Ensuring mechanical safety through guarding and isolation.
  • Psychological Hazards: Support and constant communication to manage stress and potential claustrophobia.


Additional Resources:

Included with the SWMS is a free copy of our Legislation & Codes of Practice Reference List.


Key Features:
This Confined Space Entry SWMS template is a comprehensive, easy-to-use document designed to streamline the safety documentation process. It helps to ensure that key aspects of confined space work are covered, making it simpler for businesses to protect their workers and comply with regulatory requirements without the hassle of developing a SWMS from scratch.

Confined Space Entry SWMS

GST Included
  • Instant delivery via email.
  • Easily add your logo and business details.
  • Fully Editable (Microsoft Word Format).
  • Customisation instructions provided.
  • In line with Australian legislation.
  • Pay once, no ongoing subscriptions.

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