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Rigging and Chain Blocks Safe Work Method Statement



This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is specifically tailored for operations involving rigging and chain blocks, crucial for ensuring the safety of high-risk construction activities. This template provides a comprehensive outline to document the standard hazards and safety controls associated with rigging activities. It is easy to customise for business details, making it an integral part of your Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) management system. The document is aimed at businesses engaged in construction, maintenance, or any industry where rigging and lifting are involved, offering a straightforward way to enhance safety protocols.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Equipment and Load Handling: Identifies risks such as falling objects and equipment failure. Control measures include certified and regularly inspected lifting gear, and use of appropriate rigging techniques.
  • Operational Environment: Details hazards like unauthorised site access and environmental changes. Controls include secure site barriers, ongoing site monitoring, and emergency stop procedures.
  • Communication Failures: Outlines risks associated with poor communication during operations. Measures include the use of hand and whistle signals, two-way radios, and clear communication protocols.
  • Physical Injuries: Covers risks such as crush injuries, falls, and strains. Safety measures involve the use of personal protective equipment, proper training in lifting techniques, and ensuring all personnel are competent and certified for rigging tasks.


Additional Resources:

Purchasers will receive a free copy of our Legislation & Codes of Practice Reference List.


Key Features:

This SWMS for Rigging and Chain Blocks is a practical, easily editable tool designed to streamline the documentation of safety measures. It simplifies the process of documenting safety practices,  while being adaptable enough to meet the unique operational requirements of businesses committed to maintaining a safe working environment.

Rigging and Chain Blocks 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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