Dam Building Projects Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Dam Building Projects Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) features:

  1. Instant download
  2. Acceptance Guaranteed
  3. Easy to edit Microsoft Word format so you can add your logo and site specific details
  4. Complies with latest legislation

Specifically, the Dam Building Projects Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) covers:

  1. Operational guidelines, with a step by step approach to safe work
  2. Possible hazards that may be encountered
  3. Step by step safety procedures to follow
  4. Before work starts – Guidelines and Checks
  5. And more. Please check details below

Safe Work Method Statement Template for Dam Building Projects

This is a comprehensive and meticulous template designed with the primary purpose of boosting safety measures in your dam construction projects. Crafted with top-tier diligence, it facilitates optimal project management while conforming to the necessary Australian Workplace Health and Safety regulations. Here are some of its key features:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Our template comes pre-filled with relevant information designed to guide you appropriately. It’s thorough and includes everything needed for efficient WHS documentation in dam building projects.
  • Fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format: This feature allows easy adaptation that fits your specific project requirements. No need for specialised software – just open it up in Word and make the desired adjustments.
  • Includes the scope of the project and the project details: Right from summary to instructions, every bit of crucial project data can be included with proper clarity and precision.
  • Includes checklist of any high risk machinery on site: A practical health and safety measure to ensure you’re fully aware of all the hazardous machinery within your work area.
  • Includes space for recording any staff training: An interactive feature to record any essential training sessions conducted for your team members which acts as evidence of adherence to safety norms.
  • Includes before and after risk ratings: A useful tool to evaluate the effectiveness of your hazard control measures – handy when needed to validate ongoing safety strategies.
  • Includes references to legislative resources: Easily access important regulatory information right within your SWMS document, helping maintain compliance without any extra hassle.
  • Includes all PPE required: The embedded comprehensive list of all essential personal protective equipment will ensure your crew is never under-equipped.
  • Includes risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: Evaluate, prioritise, and manage potential risks with this integral addition.
  • Includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS: Cross-check your whole safety plan in relation to your specific work duties and tasks using our detailed checklist.
  • Includes sign off page for all workers and responsible persons: Obtain written consent or acknowledgment from everyone involved – a crucial step towards enforcing agreed-upon safety measures.
  • Easy to use, easy to customise: Even non-tech savvy users will find this template straightforward to use and modify. It’s as simple as reading an instruction manual.
  • Suitable for large contracts and Tenders, including tier 1 contractual work: Ideal for big projects where organised documentation matters significantly and plays a key part in forming effective collaborations.
  • Quick delivery by email: No waiting period!.We strive to get you started on your project ASAP so we send the finalised template directly to your inbox pronto.

Our aim is to support your team’s safety, reinforcing a secure working environment while leveraging your operational efficiency. Remember, mate, safety isn’t just something we do – it’s a vital part of who we are!

The Dam Building Projects Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) includes the following job steps and related potential hazards:

  • 1. Preparation
    • Falls from heights
    • Contact with electricity
  • 2. Site Survey
    • Traffic hazards
    • Exposure to sun
  • 3. Design & Planning
    • Incorrect data interpretation
    • Technical software malfunction
  • 4. Material Procurement
    • Incorrect material selection
    • Manual handling injuries
  • 5. Equipment Selection
    • Faulty equipment
    • Inadequate training
  • 6. Workforce Training
    • Lack of skills
    • Miscommunication
  • 7. Dam Construction
    • Structural collapse
    • Drowning risks
  • 8. Electrical Installations
    • Electrocution risks
    • Fire hazard
  • 9. Pipeline Installations
    • Trench collapses
    • Gas leakages
  • 10. Machinery Operation
    • Untrained operator
    • Machine malfunction
  • 11. Inspections & Testing
    • Inadequate safety measures
    • Faulty testing equipment
  • 12. Waste Management
    • Hazards disposal
    • Contamination
  • 13. Decommissioning
    • Asbestos exposure
    • Heavy lifting injuries
  • 14. Documentation & Reporting
    • Data loss
    • Misinterpretation of data
  • 15. Review & Improvement
    • Unaddressed issues
    • Lack of continuous improvement
  • 16. Emergency Preparedness
    • Inadequate evacuation drills
    • Insufficient emergency supplies
  • 17. Completion & Handover
    • Non-fulfilment of contract terms
    • Poor quality of work
  • 18. Post-Completion Evaluation
    • Unaddressed issues
    • Potential future risks
  • 19. Project Closure
    • Non-clearance of site
    • Unresolved disputes
  • 20. Every day Cleaning & Maintenance
    • Hazards From Chemicals
    • Slip
    • trip and fall hazards

Each Safe Work Method Statement has specific content that is referenced to, but not limited to a number of authorities such as Codes of Practice, Regulations, Australian Standards or the Act.

The Dam Building Projects Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) references:

Ordering only takes a few minutes. Upon ordering completion, a link will be sent to your email address to download your documents, then add your company logo to the top of the header and you’re finished.

Your document will be delivered in editable Microsoft Word format. This PDF sample is just for preview

Frequent Questions

Safe Work Method Statement Template FAQ’s

What format is a BlueSafe Australia Safe Work Method Statement Template delivered in?

Because every SWMS needs to be edited to suit on-site specifics, it makes sense to deliver our Safe Work Method Statements in Microsoft Word Format for easy editing.

How many pages long is each Safe Work Method Statement Template?

It depends entirely on the nature of the risks associated with the SWMS Template, however on average the documents are between 7-15 pages in length. Each Safe Work Method Statement is comprehensive in nature and is easy to use.

What are before and after risk ratings?

Before and after risk ratings are simply this: When you initially start to do a job, like say drill a hole in a wall, there will be a level of risk, which for this example let's just say is a level 2 (before). The idea is that then you would implement some type of control measure to reduce the risk, and in this case we would implement the control measure of wearing safety glasses to protect the eyes. This now would bring the risk of an injury down to a level 1 (after). Here you can see how the SWMS has a before and after risk rating for each step of a job, task or process.

Why do the Safe Work Method Statement Templates have before and after risk ratings?

Before and after risk ratings are a simple and effective way to clearly show how, and how much a certain level of risk has been brought down for a certain step in a job task or process. Another reason also is that many larger contractors now like to see before and after risk ratings, so it makes sense to include them in our Templates.

Are the SWMS Templates pre-filled?

Absolutely. Every Safe Work Method Statement Template is pre-filled, high quality and comprehensive in order to help save you as much time, and deliver as much quality information as possible when conducting your own on site safety.

Do the Safe Work Method Statement Templates come with a Risk Assessment?

Yes. Each Safe Work Method Statement comes with it's own built in Risk Assessment which is part of the working document. The SWMS is straightforward, easy to use and has a risk calculator to work out the risk level and likelihood of the risk occurring.

Does each SWMS Template have the required PPE already suggested?

Yes, each SWMS Template has a range of PPE recorded, as well as picture icons of different PPE items that you can add/remove as you need to for the requirements of the job task.

What Should be Included in a Safe Work Method Statement?

If you're going to be doing any high risk construction work, you'll most likely not only need a Safe Work Method Statement, but you'll also need to make sure your SWMS has a number of checks and balances in order for the document to be accepted in your construction site safety. Purchasing a safe work method statement template can help save you quite a lot of time rather than starting from scratch. Also, just remember that even though every BlueSafe Template is highly comprehensive and pre-filled, your SWMS Template should be adjusted to suit any noticeable risks that are specific to the task you are performing.

Your Safe Work Method Statement must:
  • List or show the different types of construction work that is high risk
  • Clearly explain the workplace health and safety hazards as well as the risks that arise from the works
  • Explain in detail how each risk will be managed, maintained and controlled
  • Explain how each control measure will be implemented in order to reduce each risk
  • Describe how each control measure will be monitored an how often the control measures will be reviewed
  • Consider any additional factors that may impact the level of risk involved with the safety of the construction site such as weather, wind etc.
  • Be made available and accessible to read by employees and applicable personnel at any time.
  • Every SWMS should be easy to understand and written in plain language
  • Every BlueSafe Australia Safe Work Method Statement Template is straightforward and easy to use. They also have what's called 'before and after risk ratings', which basically means there's a built in risk assessment that is used in the process of using the document. This allows you to asses the initial risks and give them a score, and then assess the risk and give an 'after score' once the listed control measures are implemented. All our documents are comprehensive, pre-filled and easy to use. You can even download a sample below and see an example.
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