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Fencing Safe Work Method Statement



This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) specifically addresses the main tasks associated with fencing operations. It serves to help guide businesses in effectively identifying and documenting the common hazards and the safety controls associated with fencing installation. This SWMS template is designed for easy customisation, enabling businesses to adapt it to their specific needs and integrate it seamlessly into their existing Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) management systems.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Manual Handling: Techniques for safely handling fencing materials and equipment, using team lifting for heavy items.
  • Operation of Machinery: Safe operation of any machinery used in fencing, including pre-start checks and regular maintenance.
  • Environmental Hazards: Management of risks related to working outdoors, such as UV exposure and interactions with wildlife.
  • Electrical Safety: Precautions for working near overhead and underground power lines to prevent electrocution.
  • Structural Integrity: Ensuring that temporary structures and fences are securely erected to prevent collapse.


Additional Resources:

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


Key Features:

This SWMS template for fencing provides a clear and structured approach to documenting and managing safety procedures. The template aims to streamline the documentation of your safety management processes for businesses involved in fencing operations, to help ensure that all team members are aware of potential hazards and the measures in place to mitigate them.

Fencing SWMS

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  • 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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