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Manual Demolition Safe Work Method Statement



This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is tailored specifically for the manual demolition of structures, ensuring that all personnel involved are adequately prepared and protected. This document allows businesses to quickly and easily documentation of typical hazards associated with manual demolition and the common safety controls implemented to mitigate these risks. It is designed for demolition contractors and workers, is easy to customise with business details and can be integrated seamlessly into existing WHS management systems.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Risk of Structural Collapse: Measures include consulting structural engineers before demolition and strict adherence to demolition plans.
  • Exposure to Asbestos and Other Hazardous Materials: Includes identifying potential asbestos-containing materials, ensuring proper removal and disposal in compliance with legislation.
  • Electrical Hazards: Ensuring all electrical utilities are disconnected and a certificate of electrical safety is obtained.
  • Falls from Heights and Falling Objects: Use of appropriate fall protection systems and establishing exclusion zones to protect against falling debris.
  • Noise and Dust Exposure: Implementing noise control strategies and using PPE such as earmuffs and dust masks to protect from high noise levels and inhalable particles.


Additional Resources:

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


Key Features:

The Manual Demolition SWMS template is an essential tool for documenting and managing safety procedures in high-risk demolition activities. It is easily customisable, ensuring that it can be quickly adapted to the specific requirements of various demolition projects.

Manual Demolition 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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