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Elevated Work Platforms (Scissor Lift) Safe Work Method Statement



This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) covers the critical work activity of operating Elevated Work Platforms (EWPs), specifically scissor lifts. Designed for easy integration into existing Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) management systems, this SWMS template helps businesses in identifying and documenting the typical hazards and safety controls associated with operating EWPs. The template is highly customisable, making it easy and straightforward for businesses to adapt with their specific details, providing a practical solution for supervisors and operators engaged in high-risk construction activities.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Risk of falls from greater than 2 meters: Use of harnesses and strict adherence to platform boundaries.
  • Hit by falling objects: Mandatory use of hard hats and securement of tools and materials to prevent drops.
  • Electrocution from overhead power lines: Ensuring a safe operational distance from power lines; use of non-conductive materials.
  • Weather conditions affecting stability and safety: Monitoring weather reports and ceasing operations in hazardous conditions.
  • Unauthorised access or use of the EWP: Implementation of lockout procedures and restricted access to operation controls.
  • Mechanical failures due to improper maintenance: Regular and documented maintenance checks, adherence to manufacturer’s guidelines.


Additional Resources:

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


Key Features:

This SWMS template offers a quick and straightforward way for businesses to document and manage the safety of operations involving EWPs. With its easy-to-edit format and comprehensive coverage of common safety measures, it empowers businesses to maintain high safety standards efficiently and effectively. 

Elevated Work Platforms (Scissor Lift) 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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