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Stormwater Pipe Installation (Civil) SWMS

Stormwater Pipe Installation (Civil) SWMS


This SWMS covers all common hazards and risk controls associated with stormwater pipe installation works. Workers are required to be competent in carrying work near powered mobile plant, working in deep trenches and all associated tasks.  

This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is written for the construction industry with easy to follow step by step job tasks with hazard identification and risk control measures for each task when carrying out civil stormwater pipe work.


Content included in this SWMS:

  • Site specific SWMS – a fillable PDF information page is provided where you can add site and task specific details
  • Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) instructions and a Risk Assessment matrix (risk level chart) is provided
  • Hazard identification and risk control measures are provided for every task
  • Access to site and site induction
  • Pre-start meeting 
  • SWMS induction and sign off
  • Work Permits
  • Implement environmental risk controls
  • Clear work site area 
  • Secure construction work area
  • Unload powered mobile plant
  • Operating plant and travelling machine across site
  • Excavate trenches
  • Shoring box installation
  • Entering trench and installing pipework 
  • Install bedding material
  • Backfill trenches
  • Loading plant and machinery
  • Demobilising plant
  • Site clean-up
  • Hazard identification and Risk Assessment
  • Striking underground services - hazards and risk controls
  • Chemical spills - hazards and risk controls
  • Slips trips and falls - hazards and risk controls
  • Untrained spotter - hazards and risk controls
  • Workers struck by moving parts - hazards and risk controls
  • Poor access to machine - hazards and risk controls
  • Unstable ground - hazards and risk controls
  • Slippery surface - hazards and risk controls
  • Unstable ramps - hazards and risk controls
  • Mechanical failure - hazards and risk controls
  • Operator not machine competent - hazards and risk controls
  • Open trenches - hazards and risk controls
  • Collision with vehicles hazards and risk controls
  • Falling objects hazards and risk controls
  • Falls hazards and risk controls
  • Electrocution hazards and risk controls
  • Overhead powerlines hazards and risk controls
  • Hazardous Chemicals hazards and risk controls
  • Hazardous manual tasks hazards and risk controls
  • Noise hazards hazards and risk controls
  • Dust inhalation hazards hazards and risk controls
  • Hot works (welding, grinding, soldering) hazards and risk controls
  • Explosive gas and fire hazards hazards and risk controls
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) 


Keeping it simple, effective and easy to use with a professional look!

Our SWMS are developed in a fillable PDF format to make sure your documents are quick and easy to fill out while keeping a stable and professional presentation when opened on any computer or mobile devise.  Once you fill out the site-specific details on the front page, all you need to do is induct your workers and get them signed off and you’re ready go!

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