Water Tank Installation Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Water Tank Installation 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 Water Tank Installation 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


Looking for an easy-to-use Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) Template for your water tank installation project? Look no further. Our SWMS template is designed with practicality and compliance in mind, making it a great addition to any workplace where safety is paramount.

Key Features:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Kick-start your water tank installation project with our template that includes pre-filled information, significantly saving you time. It covers all necessary aspects of the task to help ensure compliance and safety.
  • Fully editable and customisable: The template comes in Microsoft Word format for easy editing. Adjust and update the document as per your specific project requirements without hassle.
  • Includes the scope of the project and the project details: Clearly define the boundaries of your project right from the start. This section helps outline exactly what will be done, eliminating any ambiguity and ensuring everyone is on the same page.
  • Includes checklist of any high-risk machinery on site: Identify and list down all high-risk machinery present on-site. This checklist enhances awareness and promotes precautionary measures amongst staff working around dangerous equipment.
  • Includes space for recording any staff training: Document staff training activities directly within the template. This feature ensures that all personnel are adequately prepared and informed about the tasks they are undertaking.
  • Includes before and after risk ratings: Record risk levels both before and after mitigation measures are applied. This allows you to measure the effectiveness of your safety strategies, providing tangible evidence of improved safety conditions.
  • Includes resources for use of legislative references: Rest assured knowing that the template comes with sections for legislative references, helping you align your procedures with the current regulations and standards.
  • Includes all PPE required: A detailed list of required personal protective equipment (PPE) ensures that workers are properly equipped, minimising the risk of injury.
  • Includes risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: Gain insights into potential risks through a thorough risk assessment and its corresponding matrix. This feature helps identify hazards and implement effective control measures.
  • Includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS: Use the comprehensive checklist to double-check that all safety requirements have been addressed, keeping the process thorough and systematic.
  • Includes sign-off page for all workers and responsible persons: Capture acknowledgements from every worker and responsible person involved. This adds a layer of accountability and confirms that everyone understands their role in maintaining a safe work environment.
  • Easy to use, easy to customise: Our SWMS template has been designed with simplicity in mind. It’s straightforward to use and adaptable to the unique needs of your project.
  • Suitable for large contracts and Tenders, including tier 1 contractual work: Whether working on small projects or large-scale contracts, our template has the flexibility and comprehensiveness needed to meet varying requirements.
  • Quick delivery by email: No need to wait around; once ordered, the template is delivered to your inbox promptly, allowing you to get started immediately.

Our Safe Work Method Statement Template is here to support you in enhancing workplace safety for your water tank installation projects. It’s user-friendly, customisable and tailored to save you time while helping ensure compliance with safety standards.


The Water Tank Installation Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) includes the following job steps and related potential hazards:

  • 1. Preparation
    • Slip
    • trips and falls
    • manual handling injuries
  • 2. Site Inspection
    • Uneven ground
    • hidden obstacles
  • 3. Site Clearance
    • Debris
    • hazardous materials
  • 4. Unloading Materials
    • Falling objects
    • vehicle movement
  • 5. Marking Tank Position
    • Trip hazards
    • miscommunication
  • 6. Excavate for Base
    • Excavation collapse
    • hitting underground services
  • 7. Prepare Base
    • Dust inhalation
    • noise exposure
  • 8. Install Footings
    • Manual handling
    • falling objects
  • 9. Set Up Crane
    • Crane tipping
    • electrical hazards
  • 10. Lift and Position Tank
    • Load swinging
    • crane failure
  • 11. Secure Tank
    • Working at height
    • use of power tools
  • 12. Connect Plumbing
    • Water leaks
    • working in confined spaces
  • 13. Electrical Work
    • Electrical shock
    • fire
  • 14. Inspect Installation
    • Misalignment
    • structural instability
  • 15. Backfill Excavated Area
    • Cave-ins
    • heavy machinery movement
  • 16. Final Safety Check
    • Missed hazards
    • incomplete safety measures
  • 17. Clean-Up Site
    • Disposal of waste materials
    • sharp objects
  • 18. Client Handover
    • Miscommunication
    • improper usage instructions

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 Water Tank Installation 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.

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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