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Rubbish Removal Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)



Help ensure the safe and efficient execution of rubbish removal tasks with our comprehensive Rubbish Removal Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS). This template provides a systematic approach to managing the common risks associated with rubbish removal activities, covering a wide range of potential hazards and controls to mitigate them. Fully customisable, use this SWMS to help your team understand their responsibilities, identify hazards, and implement appropriate control measures to minimise the risk of accidents or injuries.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Manual handling injuries: Lift rubbish bags by bin liner, use correct manual handling techniques and training, rotate tasks and perform regular stretching exercises.

  • Sharp objects in rubbish bins: Wear appropriate PPE, such as safety gloves. Conduct visual inspections and hazard reporting to identify and control hazards. 

  • Overloading of waste bins/containers: Use trolleys to transport waste. Avoid overloading waste containers. Ensure clear pathways and ask for assistance if needed.

  • Loose items posing trip hazards: Secure loose items properly. Lower rubbish gently with the assistance of two persons. Report any loose items or hazards to the supervisor.

  • Skip lids falling: Lower skip lids gently. Report any damaged skip lids to the supervisor.


Additional Resources:

The SWMS includes a free copy of the Legislation & Codes of Practice Reference List.


Key Features:

Our Rubbish Removal SWMS is suitable for various worksites and environments where rubbish removal activities are performed, including construction sites, commercial properties, and industrial facilities. This SWMS is crucial for communicating safety protocols to all personnel involved in the task, including managers, supervisors, operators, and workers. Fully customisable, quickly adapt it to the specific needs and requirements of your business. 

Rubbish Removal 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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