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Refuelling Of Plant Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing our Safe Work Method Statement for Refuelling of Plant – the perfect tool for ensuring the safety of your workers and complying with workplace health and safety regulations.

Here are some key features of our SWMS:

• Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Our SWMS comes pre-filled with all the necessary information you need to get started. It’s a comprehensive document that covers all the important details for refuelling of plant.

• Fully Editable and Customisable: Our SWMS is fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format, making it easy for you to tailor it to your specific project requirements.

• Includes Scope and Project Details: Our SWMS includes the scope of the project and all the necessary project details to help you stay organised and on top of things.

• Includes High-Risk Machinery Checklist: Our SWMS includes a checklist of any high-risk machinery on site, so you can be sure that your workers are aware of any potential hazards.

• Includes Staff Training Record: Our SWMS includes space for recording any staff training, so you can keep track of who has been trained and ensure everyone is up to speed.

• Before and After Risk Ratings: Our SWMS includes before and after risk ratings, which are a great way to track progress and ensure that risks are being managed effectively.

• Includes Legislative References: Our SWMS includes resources for use of legislative references, so you can ensure that you are complying with all relevant legislation.

• Includes Required PPE: Our SWMS includes all PPE required for refuelling of plant, so you can be sure that your workers are protected at all times.

• Includes Risk Assessment and Matrix: Our SWMS includes a risk assessment and risk assessment matrix, which are essential tools for identifying and managing risks.

• Checklist for Implementation: Our SWMS includes a checklist to ensure that all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS, so you can be confident that nothing has been missed.

• Sign Off Page: Our SWMS includes a sign-off page for all workers and responsible persons, which is an important step in ensuring that everyone is on board with the SWMS.

• Easy to Use and Customise: Our SWMS is easy to use and easy to customise, so you can get started right away and tailor it to your specific needs.

• Suitable for Large Contracts and Tenders: Our SWMS is suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work, making it a versatile tool for any business.

• Instantly Delivered Download: Our SWMS is an instantly downloadable document, so you can get started right away and have peace of mind knowing that you are taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of your workers.

At our company, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality and effective solutions to help businesses comply with workplace health and safety regulations. Our SWMS for Refuelling of Plant is just one of the many tools we offer to help you keep your workers safe and your business running smoothly.

Here is some safety information regarding refuelling of plant.

Hazards and Risks:

  • Fire or explosion caused by the ignition of fuel vapours or spillages.
  • Contact with fuel, leading to skin irritation or other health risks.
  • Slip, trip or fall hazards from fuel spillages or the refuelling process.
  • Accidental activation of machinery during the refuelling process, leading to injury or damage.
  • Environmental risks due to fuel spillages or leaks.

Control Measures:

  1. Risk Assessment: A thorough risk assessment should be conducted before the refuelling process commences. The assessment should identify all potential hazards and risks and take into consideration the following factors: location, weather conditions, equipment condition, fuel type and quantity, and the experience of personnel involved.
  2. Safety Equipment: The appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) should be worn by all personnel involved in the refuelling process. This may include gloves, eye protection, and high-visibility clothing.
  3. Isolate Equipment: The equipment to be refuelled should be turned off and isolated from any power sources or ignition sources.
  4. Warning Signage: Signage should be placed around the refuelling area to alert others of the potential hazards and restrict access to the area.
  5. Fire Extinguishers: Fire extinguishers should be readily available and placed near the refuelling area.
  6. Fuel Storage: Fuel storage containers should be located away from ignition sources and secured to prevent tampering or theft.
  7. Spill Containment: A spill containment system should be in place to prevent fuel spillages from contaminating the environment or creating slip hazards.
  8. Refuelling Process: The refuelling process should be carried out in a well-ventilated area and under the supervision of a competent person. A drip tray should be used to catch any spills and fuel nozzles should be earthed before use.
  9. Clean-Up: Any fuel spillages should be immediately cleaned up using appropriate absorbent materials and disposed of correctly.
  10. Post Refuelling Inspection: After refuelling, a post-refuelling inspection should be conducted to ensure that all equipment is in good condition and that there are no fuel leaks.


  • The Site Manager is responsible for ensuring that the refuelling process is carried out.
  • The Operator of the equipment being refuelled is responsible for ensuring that the equipment is properly isolated and that the refuelling process is carried out safely.
  • The Refuelling Personnel are responsible for carrying out the refuelling process in a safe and responsible manner, following the control measures outlined.

Gary’s Safety Tips

G’day everyone, it’s great to be here with you today to talk about an important topic that affects all of us – workplace safety. As we all know, safety is paramount in any workplace, and it’s the responsibility of employers to ensure that their employees have a safe and healthy working environment.

One of the key ways that employers can do this is by providing Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) to their employees. For those who aren’t familiar with SWMS, they are documents that outline the potential hazards and risks associated with a particular task or job, and provide information on how to carry out that task safely.

Now, some of you might be thinking, “Why should employers have to provide SWMS? Isn’t it common sense to work safely?” And while it’s true that we should all take responsibility for our own safety, the reality is that many workplace accidents and injuries occur because of a lack of knowledge or training. That’s where SWMS come in – they provide a clear and concise guide on how to perform a task safely, and they help to ensure that all employees have the same understanding of what needs to be done.

So, why do we need to make it a legal requirement for employers to provide SWMS? Well, the answer is simple – because not all employers are doing it. While many responsible employers do provide SWMS for their employees, there are still far too many workplaces where employees are being put at risk because of inadequate safety procedures.

By making it a legal requirement for employers to provide SWMS, we can ensure that all employees are working in a safe environment, regardless of where they work or what their job entails. This is particularly important for high-risk industries such as construction, mining, and manufacturing, where the potential for serious injury or even death is always present.

Now, I know some of you might be thinking, “But Gary, won’t this just create more red tape and bureaucracy for employers?” And while it’s true that there may be some additional paperwork involved, the benefits of having a safe workplace far outweigh any minor inconvenience.

Not only will SWMS help to reduce the number of workplace accidents and injuries, but they can also help to improve productivity and efficiency. When employees know how to perform a task safely and correctly, they are less likely to make mistakes or cause damage to equipment, which can result in costly downtime and delays.

Furthermore, having a culture of safety in the workplace can have a positive impact on employee morale and job satisfaction. When employees feel that their employer is genuinely concerned about their safety and wellbeing, they are more likely to feel valued and respected, which can lead to increased loyalty and productivity.

So, what can employers do to ensure that they are providing SWMS to their employees? Well, the first step is to make sure that they are familiar with their legal obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Employers need to understand their duty of care to provide a safe workplace, and this includes providing SWMS where necessary.

Employers should also consult with their employees when developing SWMS, as they are often the ones with the most practical knowledge and experience. By involving employees in the process, employers can ensure that SWMS are tailored to the specific needs of their workplace and are more likely to be accepted and followed by employees.

Finally, employers need to ensure that SWMS are regularly reviewed and updated to reflect any changes in the workplace or the task being performed. SWMS should be living documents that are regularly reviewed and revised to ensure that they remain relevant and effective.

In conclusion, the provision of Safe Work Method Statements is an important aspect of ensuring workplace safety, and making it a legal requirement for employers to provide them is a necessary step in improving workplace safety standards across all industries. By providing clear and concise guidance on how to perform a task.


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