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General Plant Operation Safe Work Method Statement



This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) specifically addresses the operations involving general plant and equipment. Designed for seamless integration into your Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) management system, this template enables businesses to swiftly document typical hazards associated with general plant operations and the safety controls to minimise these risks. Ideal for construction, manufacturing, or any industry utilising plant, equipment and heavy machinery, this template is easy to customisation with your business details, making for a comprehensive approach to documenting safety without the complexity.

Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Ground Stability: Risk of plant collapse due to poor ground conditions. Control: Pre-operation checks and ground assessments.
  • Equipment Failure: Risk of accidents from faulty machinery. Control: Regular maintenance and pre-start inspections.
  • Electrical Hazards: Risk from overhead power lines. Control: Pre-operational checks, use of spotters, and maintaining safe distances.
  • Traffic Management: Risks involving plant movement on-site. Control: Use of spotters, designated traffic management plans, and clear communication protocols.
  • Weather Conditions: Impact of inclement weather on operations. Control: Monitoring weather and pausing operations as necessary.
  • Unauthorised Access or Use: Preventing uncontrolled operation of machinery. Control: Secure shutdown procedures and restricted access to controls.


Additional Resources:

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


Key Features:

Quickly and easily document your WHS systems with our General Plant Operation SWMS template. It's an easy-to-edit tool, designed to be quickly adapted to meet specific operational needs.

General Plant 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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