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Working Around Mines & Construction Sites Safe Work Method Statement



This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is specifically designed to address common activities associated with working around mine and construction sites. It acts as an easy-to-use template to document the typical hazards and safety controls needed to minimise risks during such operations. Ideal for construction businesses, this SWMS template is fully customisable and can be seamlessly integrated into your Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) management systems.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Movement of Powered Mobile Plant: Risks of collision; Control by establishing pedestrian-only zones and high-visibility clothing requirements.
  • Working near Overhead Power Lines: Electrocution risk; Controlled with exclusion zones and clear signage.
  • Use of Heavy Machinery (Excavators, Cranes): Risk of equipment rollover/failure; Controls include regular communication, maintenance checks, and clear operational boundaries.
  • Manual Handling Tasks: Injury from lifting; Ergonomic training and team lifting protocols in place.
  • Exposure to Hazardous Substances: Chemical burns or inhalation injuries; Use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety data sheets (SDS) for all materials.
  • Environmental Changes and Unforeseen Hazards: Risks not covered in the initial SWMS; Immediate work stoppage and SWMS review required.


Additional Resources:

Each SWMS purchase includes a free copy of our Legislation & Codes of Practice Reference List.


Key Features:

This SWMS template for working around mines and construction sites is a quick and efficient tool to help enhance your WHS documentation. With its user-friendly design, it can be easily customised to align with specific business needs and regulatory requirements. 

Working Around Mines & Construction Sites SWMS

GST Included
  • 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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