Legislation requires the risks to health and safety related to excavation and trenching work must be managed, inclusive of:
– A person falling into an excavation or trench.
– A person being trapped by the collapse of an excavation or trench.
– A person working in an excavation or trench being struck by an object.
– A person working in an excavation or trench being exposed to an airborne contaminant.
This 12-page safe work method statement template includes the potential hazards, risks and control measures associated with excavation and trenching, inclusive of:
|· Planning and preparation.|
|· Identification of underground services.|
|· Excavating where underground services exist.|
|· Excavation with mobile plant.|
|· Working in or near excavations or trenches.|
|· Working in excavations or trenches less than 1.5 metres deep.|
|· Working in excavations or trenches more than 1.5 metres deep.|
|· Back filling an excavation or trench.|
|· Leaving an excavation or trench open between shifts.|
|· Cleaning area and packing up equipment.|
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