Electrical Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS)


People often ask, "Can I have a Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) for Electrical Work?" "A document that covers everything?"  The answer is not really. Well, you could create a document that covers most areas of electrical work, but it would be hundreds of pages long and would contain more items that did not apply to your project, than items that did. 

A Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) needs to document step by step how you are going to do a particular job. Not all jobs are the same! Are you going to install conduits and cabling in trenches, or replace a light fitting or install a Solar system?

There are several hazards associated with undertaking electrical work. The biggest dangers are shock, arc flashes, and arc blasts, which can reach a temperature of 19,000°C – hotter than the surface of the sun. Some of the most common hazards include poorly installed or maintained construction wiring, working near overhead and underground powerlines, unsafe and poorly maintained electrical equipment, energized electrical work, and working near energized parts.

 

 

Electrical circuit testing SWMS
Electrical wiring and cabling SWMS are included in the JSEAsy safety software

A Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) needs to document step by step how you are going to do a particular job. Not all jobs are the same! 
Are you going to install conduits and cabling in trenches, or replace a light fitting or install a Solar system?

The steps in undertaking each of these tasks are very different. Not only are the steps different, but the potential hazards and the hazard control measures are very different as well.

The JSEAsy safety software builds your site-specific SWMS for your electrical job by adding templates of the steps you are going to take, in the order in which you are going to take them.
 
Creating a site-specific SWMS is easy using the JSEAsy safety software. Once created you can print a report generated from the JSEAsy Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) software.

Download an example of a Full Report

Download an example of a Simplified Report

The JSEAsy software  comes preloaded with hundreds of templates (job steps) to build your site-specific SWMS. 

All versions of the software also include Safe Operating Procedures (SOP).

The JSEAsy Premium software is your total WHS management system.

 

SWMS templates for excavations, working in trenched and running conduits
Example of a completed SWMS

As a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU), you have a duty to keep workers and your workplace safe from electrical risks.

The JSEAsy safety software comes preloaded with hundreds of templates (job steps).

Below is an example of templates you may insert into your site-specific SWMS for a new fit out

  1. Site Orientation/ Induction
  2. Claim work area
  3. Safety Check and Use of Scissor Lift
  4. Installation of catenary cable
  5. Installation of threaded rod hanging bars
  6. Installation of support angles or channels to hanging rods
  7. Installation of cable tray
  8. Run Cables and secure to catenary cable and cable trays
  9. Connect new cables into electrical plant/ equipment
  10. Connect new cables into existing switchboard
  11. Test the electrical installation
  12. Cleaning up work area
  13. Fill out and issue Electrical Certificate of Compliance



When you insert a template, it automatically brings with it:

  1. The main process step
  2. The sub process steps associated in undertaking the task
    1. The potential hazards associated with undertaking the task (you can also delete or add any of these with a simple click)
    2. The Risk Rating for undertaking the task (You can also change this if you want to)
    3. The Hazard Control measure (you can also delete or add any of these with a simple click)
    4. The revised risk rating after applying the control (You can also change this if you want to)
    5. Any required PPE (you can also delete or add any of these with a simple click)
    6. Any applicable licences or qualifications required (you can also delete or add any of these with a simple click)
    7. Any preoperational inspections required (you can also delete or add any of these with a simple click)
    8. Any applicable legislation or codes of practice (you can also delete or add any of these with a simple click)

 

Hundreds of templates included - 1 low price - Exceptional value!

When you buy or rent the JSEAsy safety software, not only to get all of the templates specifically for electrical work but you also get all of the templates for all of the other trades as well. Electricians don't just do electrical work! You will also benefit from many of refrigeration and air conditioning templates there are multiple templates under Roof Plumbing that will be of use. You may benefit from many other industry and trade templates if you are doing a refit such as: civil works and excavations, Ceilings and Wall Linings, Painting, etc.

 

 

 

SWMS for running electrical cables and conduits
Creating a site-specific SWMS is easy using the JSEAsy safety software. Once created you can print a report generated from the JSEAsy Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) software.

Download an example of a Full Report

Download an example of a Simplified Report

 See JSEAsy features and demonstrations for video demonstrations on how this works.

 

 

When you buy or rent JSEAsy safety software you have access to all of the latest version SWMS templates, for all trades and industries.

Download the JSEAsy latest version SWMS template register.

This is a register sorted by industry type and industry specific of all of the SWMS templates included in the latest version of the JSEAsy Safety Management Software
 
Electrical SWMS Templates Pre-Loaded and ready for use are shown below:

 No.

 Description

 Cost

1
Accept load to vehicle from forklift (3rd Party operator) and Loading by hand
Included in v4.5
2
Acceptance of delivery to site for materials
Included in v4.5
3
Acceptance of delivery to site for materials via Crane Truck
Included in v4.5
4
Access ceiling space via Ladder
Included in v4.5
5
Access roof via Boom Lift
Included in v4.5
6
Access roof via fixed access ladder
Included in v4.5
7
Access roof via Ladder
Included in v4.5
8
Access Roof via scaffold stair access
Included in v4.5
9
Access roof via Scissor Lift
Included in v4.5
10
Access work area using a platform ladder
Included in v4.5
11
Access work area using a step ladder
Included in v4.5
12
Access work area using 'Hop-Up' trestle ladder/ work platform
Included in v4.5
13
Access work area via a mobile scaffold
Included in v4.5
14
Access work area via a scaffold/ working at heights from a scaffold
Included in v4.5
15
Apply touch up paint
Included in v4.5
16
Arrive at domestic site with truck and establish unloading area
Included in v4.5
17
Arrive at domestic site with truck and trailer and establish unloading area
Included in v4.5
18
Back Fill trench by hand with original spoil
Included in v4.5
19
Back Fill trench using excavator with original spoil
Included in v4.5
20
Carrying materials from storage area to work area
Included in v4.5
21
Charging of Li-Ion batteries for use with cordless tools
Included in v4.5
22
Claim Work Area
Included in v4.5
23
Clean street and footpath
Included in v4.5
24
Cleaning up work area
Included in v4.5
25
Compact area using a gasoline powered leg rammer
Included in v4.5
26
Compact area using a gasoline powered vibrating plate
Included in v4.5
27
Compact area using a petrol powered leg rammer
Included in v4.5
28
Compact area using a petrol powered vibrating plate
Included in v4.5
29
Connect hose to existing water supply tap
Included in v4.5
30
Connect new cables into electrical plant/ equipment
Included in v4.5
31
Connect new cables into existing switchboard
Included in v4.5
32
Core hole through masonry wall with a battery powered rotary hammer drill
Included in v4.5
33
Cut masonry wall with a Quick Cut Diamond blade saw
Included in v4.5
34
Cut materials using an electric mitre saw
Included in v4.5
35
Cut steel using a battery powered angle grinder
Included in v4.5
36
Cut steel using a reciprocating saw
Included in v4.5
37
Cut Steel using an Angle Grinder
Included in v4.5
38
Cut strapping off around pack of materials
Included in v4.5
39
Cutting Bitumen with a Quick Cut Diamond blade saw
Included in v4.5
40
Cutting Concrete with a Quick Cut Diamond blade saw
Included in v4.5
41
Cutting material with a box cutter/ utility knife/ snap blade knife/ sharp tool
Included in v4.5
42
Daily preoperational inspection of a Pneumatic Jack Hammer
Included in v4.5
43
Dealing with people with dementia or aggression
Included in v4.5
44
Delivery and unloading of mobile plant
Included in v4.5
45
Delivery, Safety Check And Use Of Dingo
Included in v4.5
46
Dig Hole by hand
Included in v4.5
47
Dig hole with power driven auger
Included in v4.5
48
Dig Trench by hand
Included in v4.5
49
Dig Trench by hand
Included in v4.5
50
Dig trench using a chain trencher
Included in v4.5
51
Disconnect electrical from existing plant
Included in v4.5
52
Drill hole into masonry surface with a battery powered rotary hammer drill
Included in v4.5
53
Drill hole into masonry surface with an electric rotary hammer drill
Included in v4.5
54
Drill hole using a Battery Powered Drill
Included in v4.5
55
Drill hole using an electric drill
Included in v4.5
56
Driving in and out of carparks and on customer premises
Included in v4.5
57
Driving in and out of carparks and on customer premises
Included in v4.5
58
Dumping/Unloading load on ground using a tip truck/ dump truck
Included in v4.5
59
Erection and use of mobile scaffold
Included in v4.5
60
Fill out and issue Electrical Certificate of Compliance
Included in v4.5
61
Fit power outlet to drywall
Included in v4.5
62
Fit power point to plasterboard wall
Included in v4.5
63
Fit speakers and detectors to plasterboard ceiling
Included in v4.5
64
Fit switch to drywall
Included in v4.5
65
Fit switch to plasterboard wall
Included in v4.5
66
Fit Unistrut brackets onto masonry wall
Included in v4.5
67
High Risk Construction Work covered in this SWMS
Included in v4.5
68
Inform facilities / operations and security personnel of work location(s)
Included in v4.5
69
Inspect and drive passenger/ light commercial vehicle
Included in v4.5
70
Inspect and drive passenger/ light commercial vehicle on or off site
Included in v4.5
71
Inspect and drive Tip Truck/ Dump Truck
Included in v4.5
72
Inspection and use of Generator
Included in v4.5
73
Inspection and use of petrol powered high pressure water sprayer
Included in v4.5
74
Install Inverter
Included in v4.5
75
Install isolator
Included in v4.5
76
Install Mounting brackets and rails to roof
Included in v4.5
77
Install screws using a Battery Powered Drill
Included in v4.5
78
Install screws using a tek gun
Included in v4.5
79
Install solar panels onto the mounting frame
Included in v4.5
80
Installation of cable tray
Included in v4.5
81
Installation of Cable Tray Covers
Included in v4.5
82
Installation of catenary cable
Included in v4.5
83
Installation of Solar System to Domestic Dwelling
Included in v4.5
84
Installation of support angles or channels to hanging rods
Included in v4.5
85
Installation of threaded rod hanging bars
Included in v4.5
86
Isolate power to existing system
Included in v4.5
87
Knock out brick s using a hammer
Included in v4.5
88
Listening to music while working
Included in v4.5
89
Loading Materials onto roof using an EWP
Included in v4.5
90
Loading materials onto truck using a crane and by hand
Included in v4.5
91
Marking Out Slab or Ground
Included in v4.5
92
Monitoring and review of JHA
Included in v4.5
93
Monitoring and Review of SWMS
Included in v4.5
94
Move materials using a trolley (sack Truck)
Included in v4.5
95
Move soil by hand using a shovel
Included in v4.5
96
Moving materials around on a trolley
Included in v4.5
97
Push Wheel Barrow on site
Included in v4.5
98
Refuelling of machinery
Included in v4.5
99
Remove and fit attachments on Excavator
Included in v4.5
100
Repeat the above process steps until completion of task
Included in v4.5
101
Replace existing light fittings
Included in v4.5
102
Rewire in conduits between light fittings
Included in v4.5
103
Run Cables and secure to catenary cable
Included in v4.5
104
Run Cables through existing ceiling space
Included in v4.5
105
Safety check and operation of Excavator
Included in v4.5
106
Safety check and operation of Excavator for trenching and excavations
Included in v4.5
107
Safety Check And Use Of Boom Lift (extended version)
Included in v4.5
108
Safety Check And Use Of Scissor Lift (Extended version)
Included in v4.5
109
Safety inspection and use of Forklift
Included in v4.5
110
Secure conduits to structure with saddles
Included in v4.5
111
Site orientation of domestic residence
Included in v4.5
112
Site Orientation/ Induction
Included in v4.5
113
Sweeping Floor or ground
Included in v4.5
114
Test the electrical installation
Included in v4.5
115
Tracing and identifying existing live lighting circuits - for fault purposes
Included in v4.5
116
Undertake Clients general all sites induction
Included in v4.5
117
Unload skid steer excavator from trailer using aluminium ramps
Included in v4.5
118
Unloading of shipping container with forklift and by hand
Included in v4.5
119
Using an Angle Grinder
Included in v4.5
120
Using an Existing roof anchorpoint system
Included in v4.5
121
Vacuum
Included in v4.5
122
Welding with a portable Electric Welder
Included in v4.5
123
Working at height from a boom lift
Included in v4.5
124
Working at height from a scissor lift
Included in v4.5
125
Working at heights - Generally
Included in v4.5
126
Working at heights - Genrally
Included in v4.5
127
Working in a confined space
Included in v4.5
128
Working in an area with the risk of Coronavirus, Covid-19, Influenza or similar
Included in v4.5
129
Working in ceiling space
Included in v4.5
130
Working in Cold Conditions
Included in v4.5
131
Working in High Wind Conditions
Included in v4.5
132
Working in hot conditions
Included in v4.5
133
Working in isolation
Included in v4.5
134
Working in the rain
Included in v4.5
135
Working where there is movement of powered mobile plant
Included in v4.5
136
Write up incident report
Included in v4.5