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Remote Location and Working Alone Safe Work Method Statement



This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is designed to address the specific needs and safety concerns associated with working in remote locations and alone. Designed for seamless integration into any Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) management system, this template allows businesses to quickly document and manage the typical hazards and safety controls needed to minimise these risks. Ideal for businesses in construction, mining, forestry, or any sector requiring solo or remote operations, this template can be easily customised for specific business details.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Working in Remote Locations: Risks include limited access to emergency services and exposure to natural elements. Control measures include rigorous health checks, comprehensive fieldwork plans, and mandatory first aid training.
  • Driving in Remote Areas: Risks involve vehicle breakdowns and limited access to help. Controls include pre-trip vehicle checks, defined driving times, and communication plans with local authorities.
  • Working Alone: Risks include exposure to violence and health emergencies. Controls include mental and physical fitness assessments, mandatory site and activity inductions, and access to communication devices like satellite phones.
  • General Compliance Failures: Risks of non-compliance leading to injuries. Controls involve regular inspections and strict adherence to SWMS procedures.


Additional Resources:

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


Key Features:

Our SWMS template for Remote Location and Working Alone is a comprehensive, easy-to-edit tool designed to enhance safety protocols. It is designed to simplify the documentation process and be easy to customise to meet the diverse needs of businesses aiming to safeguard their workforce effectively.

Remote Location and Working Alone 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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