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Working Around Plant and Equipment Safe Work Method Statement


This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) specifically addresses the common processes and safety concerns associated with working around plant and equipment. It serves as a vital tool for businesses in the construction and manufacturing sectors, helping them to document and manage typical hazards quickly & easily. The template is designed for easy integration into existing Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) management systems and can be fully customised to include specific business processes and details.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:
This SWMS covers a wide range of hazards and corresponding control measures, including:

  • Movement of Plant: Risks of collisions or accidents due to plant movement, mitigated by the establishment of pedestrian-only zones and clear signage.
  • Equipment Failure: Preventive measures include regular maintenance and emergency stop procedures.
  • Inclement Weather: Procedures to pause operations, ensuring safety during adverse weather conditions.
  • Unauthorized Access or Use: Lock-off protocols and secure storage measures to prevent unauthorised use of equipment.


Additional Resources:
Included with the SWMS is a free copy of our Legislation & Codes of Practice Reference List.


Key Features:
This SWMS template is an essential, easy-to-use resource for documenting and reinforcing safety measures in WHS systems. It's designed for quick customisation, addressing specific business needs and enhancing the safety management practices effectively. It provides a robust framework for documenting how to manage work safety around plant and equipment.

Plant and Equipment 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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