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Gutter Cleaning Safe Work Method Statement



This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is developed for the specific task of gutter cleaning. It is structured to assist businesses in effectively identifying and documenting the typical hazards associated with gutter cleaning tasks, and the common safety controls required to minimise these risks. This SWMS template is easily customisable, enabling integration into existing Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) management systems, and is essential for industries involved in building maintenance, property management, and cleaning services.

Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Falls from Heights: Using ladders or working at heights. Controls include fall arrest systems, ladder safety training, and adherence to working at heights protocols.
  • Electrical Hazards: Working near energised electrical installations. Controls include using non-conductive ladders and maintaining safe distances as per standards.
  • Manual Handling: Potential injuries from lifting and carrying heavy equipment like blowers and vacuums. Controls include proper manual handling techniques and task rotation.
  • Equipment and Tool Safety: Risks from using blower vacs and other tools. Controls include regular maintenance checks, using correctly fitted guards, and training on equipment use.
  • Chemical and Fuel Exposure: Handling fuels and chemicals. Controls include using personal protective equipment (PPE), following SDS guidelines, and ensuring proper ventilation during use.

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

Key Features:

Our Gutter Cleaning SWMS template provides a practical and effective tool to help quickly document and manage workplace safety. It is easy to customise, and can be quickly integrated into your safety management system, helping to ensure that safety protocols are clearly communicated and implemented. 

Gutter Cleaning 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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