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Working in the Railway Corridor Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)



This SWMS is specifically designed for the high-risk activity of working within railway corridors. It serves as an essential tool for businesses engaged in maintenance or construction work in close proximity to railway lines, allowing them to document typical hazards and safety controls effectively. The template is fully customisable and can be integrated seamlessly into your existing Work Health and Safety (WHS) management systems.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Electrical Hazards: Risks of working near energised electrical installations with control measures like insulated tools and lockout procedures.
  • Fall Hazards: Risks from working at heights, with measures such as harness systems and guardrails.
  • Traffic Hazards: Exposure to moving trains and other vehicles, mitigated by scheduling work during low traffic times and using spotters.
  • Noise Hazards: High noise levels requiring the use of ear protection to prevent hearing loss.
  • Equipment Hazards: Use of various electrical tools and machinery with pre-start inspections and maintenance checks to ensure safety.


Additional Resources:

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


Key Features:

This SWMS template for Working in the Railway Corridor is an easy-to-use and quickly editable tool tailored to meet the specific safety requirements of work near railway lines. It is designed for rapid integration and customisation, helping businesses document their safety protocols efficiently.

Working In The Railway Corridor 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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