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Working Outdoors Safe Work Method Statement



Our Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) for Working Outdoors is specifically designed to assist businesses in effectively documenting typical hazards and safety controls related to outdoor operations. Ideal for construction sites, landscaping projects, and outdoor maintenance tasks, this SWMS template is easily customisable to fit your business requirements, making it a seamless addition to your Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) management system.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Site Arrival and Inspection: Risks include injury from entering unsafe areas and interactions with onsite vehicles. Control measures include site inductions and safety training.
  • Sun/Heat Exposure: Risks of heat stress and sunburn. Controls include wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and scheduling cooler work hours.
  • Rain/Cold Weather: Slippery conditions and cold exposure. Controls involve stopping work in severe conditions and wearing protective clothing.
  • Encounters with Wildlife: Risks from bites or stings. Measures include using insect repellent and wearing protective gloves.
  • Emergency Response: Ensuring all personnel know emergency protocols and locations of safety equipment.
  • Non-compliance with SWMS: Continuous supervision and disciplinary measures for non-compliance.


Additional Resources:

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


Key Features:

This SWMS template provides a quick and straightforward way for your team to document WHS systems for outdoor work. It's designed for ease of use, allowing quick edits and customisation to meet the unique needs and requirements of your business operations. Embrace a proactive approach to safety management with our comprehensive, user-friendly SWMS template.

Working Outdoors 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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