Keystone Block Retaining Wall Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Keystone Block Retaining Wall 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 Keystone Block Retaining Wall 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

The Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) Template for Keystone Block Retaining Wall is an in-depth safety document designed meticulously with key features to aid your project. Here’s more about what the template offers:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: No need to worry about where to start – this template comes pre-filled with common hazards, controls and tasks associated with Keystone Block Retaining Wall construction. It’s comprehensive, providing a solid base for completing your SWMS.
  • Fully Editable Microsoft Word Format: Flexibility is essential – that’s why our SWMS template can be tailored to your job specifics. Every field is fully editable for your convenience.
  • Scope of the Project and Project Details: The template includes sections dedicated to project specifics, helping create clarity whilst defining responsibilities and duties clearly.
  • Checklist for High-Risk Machinery on-site: Identify potential hazards related with machinery on site – crucial for maintaining a safe work environment and adhering to WHS policies.
  • Space for Recording Staff Training: Documenting education and training received by employees is crucial for compliance and accountability, helping ensure everyone understands safety procedures. With this provision, you can easily stay on top of staff training records.
  • Before and After Risk Ratings: Rate the level of risk before and after implementing controls, important for understanding and communicating risk management effectiveness.
  • Legislative References Resources: Remain compliant and informed using provided resources regarding legislative references related to retaining wall construction.
  • PPE Required: Maintain visibility and accountability by documenting specific Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements necessary for the task at hand.
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Assessment Matrix: Simplifies hazard evaluation – helping you identify, evaluate and manage potential risks effectively.
  • Completion Checklist: A final rundown to ensure that every safety requirement corresponding with your SWMS has been addressed thoroughly.
  • Sign-Off Page: Comprehensive sign-off section for all workers and responsible persons involved in the project. An important bit for accountability.
  • Easy to Use and Customise: The SWMS template’s design is simple yet functional, ensuring it’s easy to use and customise.
  • Suitable for Large Contracts and Tenders: Including tier 1 contractual work, broaden your horizons by maintaining top-notch compliance documentation.
  • Quick Delivery by Email: You won’t have to wait long – we deliver the filled SWMS Template straight to your inbox swiftly.

This template isn’t a guarantee or complete solution, but a helpful resource designed to assist you in meeting your WHS obligations. So peace of mind might just be a click away! And remember, we’re here to help, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything.

The Keystone Block Retaining Wall Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) includes the following job steps and related potential hazards:

  • 1. Preparation
    • Trip hazards
    • manual handling injuries
  • 2. Site assessment
    • Falling objects
    • noise exposure
  • 3. Excavation
    • Contact with utilities
    • cave-ins
  • 4. Site setup
    • Poor lighting
    • public exposure to hazards
  • 5. Material delivery
    • Vehicle collision
    • unsecured load
  • 6. Block installation
    • Inadequate lifting equipment
    • pinch points
  • 7. Backfill placement
    • Contact with equipment
    • material offloading
  • 8. Drainage installation
    • Manual handling injuries
    • physical strain
  • 9. Geotextile installation
    • Material entanglement
    • tripping hazards
  • 10. Operation of plant equipment
    • Contact with equipment
    • operator fatigue
  • 11. Wall erection
    • Struck by moving blocks
    • crush injury
  • 12. Capstone installation
    • Falls from height
    • dropped objects
  • 13. Site access and traffic controls
    • Vehicle collision
    • pedestrian interaction
  • 14. Risk management review
    • Non-compliance
    • inadequate safety measures
  • 15. Cleanup and waste disposal
    • Rubbish fires
    • MSDS violations

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 Keystone Block Retaining Wall 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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