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Driving in Remote Locations Safe Work Method Statement



Our Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) for Driving in Remote Locations is specifically designed to help businesses effectively manage the unique challenges associated with vehicle operations in isolated areas. This template enables organisations to quickly document typical hazards and implement common safety controls to mitigate risks associated with remote driving. It is highly customisable, allowing integration of specific business details and seamless incorporation into existing Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) management systems.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance: Regular pre-use and scheduled inspections to prevent mechanical failures.
  • Driver Fitness and Condition: Managing risks related to driver fatigue, drug and alcohol influence, ensuring drivers are fit, both mentally and physically.
  • Emergency Preparedness: Procedures for accidents with limited access to medical services, including ensuring all drivers know the location of safety and firefighting equipment, and maintaining communication with local authorities.
  • Environmental Awareness: Immediate cessation of work if environmental changes pose new risks, with necessary revisions to the SWMS before work can recommence.
  • Communication Failures: Establishing robust communication plans including backup measures like satellite phones and EPRIBs.


Additional Resources:

A free copy of our Legislation & Codes of Practice Reference List is included with the SWMS.


Key Features:

This SWMS for Driving in Remote Locations is an essential tool for quickly & easily documenting WHS practices in high-risk environments. It is designed for ease of use, with straightforward customisation options to meet the specific needs of your operations. The template is focused on practicality and effectiveness, providing a foundational tool to support safe driving practices.

Driving in Remote Locations 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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