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Erosion and Sediment Control Safe Work Method Statement



This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) template is specifically designed for the activities associated with Erosion and Sediment Control on construction sites. It aims to guide businesses in effectively identifying and managing the common risks involved in handling and modifying earth materials. This template is fully customisable, allowing businesses to incorporate their details and integrate it seamlessly into their existing Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) management systems.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Erosion of existing soil formations and sediment runoff: Implementation of silt fences, sediment traps, and proper site grading.
  • Mechanical risks from plant operation: Regular inspections, maintenance of machinery, and ensuring operators are certified.
  • Heat stress and dehydration: Ensuring adequate hydration, providing sun protection, and scheduling regular rest breaks.
  • Manual handling risks during installation of erosion controls: Use of correct lifting and carrying techniques, and mechanical aids where necessary.
  • Environmental impact from disturbed soils: Strategies for immediate re-vegetation and stabilisation of cleared areas.


Additional Resources:

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


Key Features:

This SWMS template offers a straightforward, adaptable tool for documenting typical safety measures for managing erosion and sediment control. It is easy to use and can be quickly adapted to specific site requirements, helping businesses maintain high safety and environmental standards efficiently and effectively.

Erosion and Sediment Control 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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