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Rigging Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)



This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) addresses the intricate and high-risk activity of rigging within construction projects. Designed for businesses that routinely engage in or oversee rigging operations, this SWMS template simplifies the identification and documentation of typical hazards associated with rigging tasks and outlines various safety controls. It is designed for easy customisation with your business details, making it a seamless addition to your Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) management systems.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Falling Objects: Implementation of secured slinging techniques and backup slings.
  • Electrocution: Procedures for avoiding live wires.
  • Strains and Sprains: Use of correct manual handling and lifting techniques.
  • Cuts and Bruises: Mandated use of protective gloves and other personal protective equipment.
  • Heat Stress: Ensuring adequate hydration and rest periods.
  • Crushing Injuries: Strategic placement of safety barriers and exclusion zones.
  • Equipment Failure: Regular maintenance checks and compliance with manufacturers' guidelines.
  • High-Risk Work: Detailed checks for compliance with high-risk work permits, especially in operations involving heights and heavy loads.


Additional Resources:

Each SWMS comes with a complimentary Legislation & Codes of Practice Reference List.


Key Features:

This SWMS template is a valuable, easy-to-use tool that facilitates the documentation and management of safety measures in rigging operations. Designed for quick editing and customisation, it helps businesses create a safer work environment.

Rigging 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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