Fencing Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS)

Fencing Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS)

A Safe Work Method Statement (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 a Colorbond post and rail fence or a Chainmesh fence around a tennis court? Are you going to dig holes by hand or using a power driven auger?

People often ask, "Can I have a Safe Work Method Statement for fencing?" "A document that covers everything?"  The answer is not really.

You could create a document that covers most areas of fencing 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.

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 software builds your site specific SWMS for your fencing job by adding templates of the steps you are going to take, in the order in which you are going to take them.

Watch a detailed demonstration video on how to create a new site specific SWMS using existing templates  

Tubular Fencing SWMS
SWMS for post and rail fencing are included in all versions of the JSEAsy safety software

Download an example of a  SWMS generated from the JSEAsy software.

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

Safe Operating Procedures (SOP). are also included in all versions

The JSEAsy Premium software is your total WHS management system.

Below is an example of templates you may insert into your site specific SWMS for Installation of post and rail metal clad fencing

  • Claim work area
  • Marking Out Ground
  • Dig Hole by hand
  • Cut Steel posts and rails using an Angle Grinder
  • Installation of fencing posts and rails
  • Mix concrete in a wheel barrow
  • Push Wheel Barrow on site to the desired hole location
  • Screw fence sheets to rail using a battery powered drill
  • Cut fence sheets with electric shears
  • Cleaning up work area
  • Monitoring and Review of SWMS
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 pre operational 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)

Build your SWMS for fencing works in minutes
SWMS for digging a hole with a power driven auger are included in the JSEAsy safety software

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


When you buy or rent the JSEAsy software, not only to get all of the templates specifically for fencing but you also get all of the templates for all of the other trades as well. 

Fencing contractors don't just do put up fences. You will also benefit from many of the civil and concreting templates. 

With hundreds of templates for different trades and services included you are getting incomparable value!

There is an example of a SWMS generated from the system available for download. 

The Main points in this example SWMS are templates that have been inserted into the “Site Specific SWMS” to build it.  

 See JSEAsy features and demonstrations for  video demonstrations on how this works (They run for around 4 minutes each)

Watch a detailed demonstration video on how to create a new site specific SWMS using existing templates  
Building rural fencing or stock yards? We’ve got you covered!
SWMS templates for chainmesh fencing are included in all versions of the JSEAsy SWMS software
When you buy or Rent JSEAsy v4.3 you have access to all of the SWMS templates, for all trades and industries.

Download the JSEAsy v4.4 SWMS template register