CCTV Camera Safe Work Method Statement

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CCTV Camera Safe Work Method Statement

CCTV Camera Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)

Whether you need to get on site to start work, looking to create a safe work environment or pitching for that next government tender - the CCTV Camera Safe Work Method Statement is easy to customise, easy to use and easy to integrate into your current Safety Management System. If you don't have a Safety Management System, we need to talk, seriously, you don't need to be carrying that level of risk exposure in your business - we can help.

Look, we understand that business should be rewarding and not consumed by tedious red tape. The Safe Work Method Statement Template we create is in an easy to understand format, while at the same time being some of the highest quality documents in the industry. Our SWMS documents get you onsite, save you loads of time and are very user-friendly. This way, you can get on with doing what you do best.

The CCTV Camera Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) covers the following Job Steps, including potential hazards, control measures and risk ratings:

  1. Planning and preparation
  2. Training and capabilities
  3. Assess onsite conditions
  4. Set up work area
  5. Temporary Traffic Control (TMP)
  6. Delivery of materials and equipment
  7. Transport to site
  8. Secure areas of access
  9. Vehicle access
  10. Plant pre start
  11. General operation
  12. Falling into pit
  13. Dust, extreme heat or cold, UV radiation
  14. Working adjacent to other heavy plant
  15. Working adjacent to people, i.e.customers, staff
  16. Clean up area once work is complete
  17. On completion

The CCTV Camera Safe Work Method Statement Includes


Risk Assessment Matrix | Hierarchy of Controls | PPE | Emergency Response

Your CCTV Camera Safe Work Method Statement is ready to be used in three easy steps:

  1. Add your company logo and details to the SWMS Template.
  2. Identify site specific risks.
  3. Address any site specific risks and add them to your SWMS Template.

Now that your Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is ready for use, you can also make the SWMS document available as a training resource for activities such as WHS-OHS Toolbox Meeting Talks or Workplace Inductions.

Bluesafe Quick Tips:

  1. With professional assistance, set cameras appropriately for the viewing area.
  2. Also seek professional help if fixing, maintaining or replacing the camera.
  3. For discretion, you could conceal or hide your CCTV camera.

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View a Safe Work Method Statement Example

See an example of a Safe Work Method Statement Template below. All our SWMS Template documents are comprehensive in nature, easy to use, and are a huge time saver. Our Safe Work Method Statement Templates are quick and easy to customise to your specific business or operation and are perfectly suited for every day use, for larger contracts and tenders right through to qualifying for contractor management platforms such as CM3.

What is a Safe Work Method Statement?

A SWMS is a document that outlines the high-risk construction work activities that will be performed at a workplace, the hazards that will be present as a result of these activities, and the controls that will be implemented to mitigate the risks.

A single SWMS can be utilised for numerous high-risk construction work activities, such as employing powered mobile plant, working at heights of more than 2 metres, and working near to a road that is used by traffic other than pedestrians.

A SWMS is an administrative control that is used to support higher-order controls, such as engineering controls, that are designed to remove or reduce hazards to health and safety.

A SWMS differs from other documentation such as a Job Safety Analysis or a Safe Operating Procedure in that it focuses on specific jobs or processes. A SWMS isn't meant to be a procedure; rather, it's a tool for supervisors and workers to check and monitor the workplace control measures. For high-risk work activities, a PCBU (Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking)  must prepare a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) or check that one has been prepared before starting work. It is important to note that before any work process has started, a SWMS must be prepared.

A PCBU, on the other hand, also must manage health and safety hazards by eliminating or reducing them as much as possible. Before beginning any work on a project, the principal contractor must also obtain a copy of the SWMS.

What information does a Safe Work Method Statement need to contain?

A Safe Work Method Statement should identify high-risk work and any specify hazards related to high-risk construction work as well as any health and safety risks. The SWMS should describe the risk-control measures to be implemented, monitored, and reviewed and also should describe how the risk-control measures will be effective at reducing or eliminating the risk, and how they will be implemented, monitored, and reviewed.

A Safe Work Method Statement should be concise and focus on outlining the specific risks identified for the high-risk work to be performed, as well as the control measures to be implemented to ensure that the work is completed safely.

A long and overly complex Safe Work Method Statement which could be difficult to comprehend, implement and monitor or review may be confusing for workers to mentally digest and therefore is not ideal in helping to reduce or eliminate risks in the workplace. It is imperative that workers, and especially those who do not speak English, are able to understand the Safe Work Method Statement. Consider having pictures or diagrams added to the SWMS as a more effective way of presenting information contained within the SWMS.

The SWMS should also contain other regulatory requirements to protect health and safety of all personnel, such as controlling noise exposure and manual job risks. Also, keep in mind that evidence of a completed risk assessment may be required by the regulator or for auditing reasons if the Safe Work Method Statement is based on a workplace-specific risk assessment.

Who's Responsible for creating the Safe Work Method Statement?

In collaboration with workers who will be directly engaged in the activity, the person responsible for carrying out the work is usually best equipped to prepare the SWMS document. In most cases, this means that a Safe Work Method Statement is created by the builder for his or her employees, or by the subcontractor for their employees.

To establish who is in the best position to prepare the Safe Work Method Statement, the principle contractor, builder, and/or subcontractors should decide who will take responsibility for the SWMS.

It's also a requirement that all managers, contractors, supervisors, and workers be involved in the creation of a Safe Work Method Statement. Workers must be consulted so that they understand the SWMS in depth and what they must do to establish and maintain risks and implement control measures to manage the risk. Sharing information and utilising workers' knowledge and experience may also aid in ensuring that the task is completed in accordance with the SWMS.

If your workplace has a Health and Safety Representative, they should also be contacted while creating a Safe Work Method Statement.

What does the principal contractor's responsibility entail?

Before beginning work, a principal contractor must take all reasonable steps to obtain a SWMS from any contractor performing high-risk work. If no SWMS exists, the principal contractor must arrange for one to be created, for example by the contractor or subcontractor.

A general contractor should establish plans to ensure that high-risk work is carried out safely and in compliance with the Safe Work Method Statement. This can be done by keeping an eye on how the SWMS is being implemented on the ground.

The principal contractors' WHS management plan must also include detailed arrangements for collecting, assessing, monitoring, and reviewing the SWMS, according to the WHS Regulations.

How to Write a Safe Work Method Statement

If you're looking to write your own CCTV Camera Safe Work Method Statement, the first step is to create the document as a Safe Work Method Statement Template. This way, you can use the same SWMS Template and then adjust the document for each different glazing project as needed, making sure that your CCTV Camera SWMS Template addresses any site specific risks.

The fastest and most cost effective solution would be to purchase a Bluesafe CCTV Camera SWMS Template. However, if you decide to take the route of writing your own CCTV camera SWMS.

There are some fundamental requirements and information which you may want to consider adding to your CCTVCamera SWMS such as:

  • Details of the person(s) responsible for making sure implementation, monitoring and compliance of the CCTV Camera SWMS as well as any reviews and modifications. 
  • Any information detailing safety meetings or toolbox talks in relation to CCTV camera work, scheduled in accordance with legislative requirements to first identify any site hazards where the CCTV camera work is being conducted, secondly, communicate the risks and hazards and then take steps to eliminate or control each hazard in relation to the CCTV camera work being done.
  • Any changes added to the CCTV Camera SWMS after an incident or a near miss. 

Note: The CCTV Camera SWMS must be kept and be available for inspection at least until the CCTV camera work is completed. Where the CCTV Camera SWMS is revised, all versions of the SWMS Template should be kept. If a notifiable incident occurs in relation to the CCTV Camera Safe Work Method Statement, the CCTV Camera SWMS must be kept for a minimum of two years from the date of the incident.

Your CCTV Camera Safe Work Method Statement Template should list any high risk construction work, such as:

  • Does the CCTV camera work outlined in the CCTV Camera SWMS involve a risk of a person falling more than 2 meters?
  • Is the CCTV camera work outlined in the CCTV Camera SWMS carried out on or near pressurised gas mains or piping?
  • Is the CCTV camera work outlined in the CCTV Camera SWMS carried out on a telecommunication tower?
  • Is the CCTV camera work outlined in the CCTV Camera SWMS carried out on or near chemical, fuel or refrigerant lines?
  • Does the CCTV camera work outlined in the CCTV Camera SWMS involve demolition of an element of a structure that is load-bearing?
  • Is the CCTV camera work outlined in the CCTV Camera SWMS carried out on or near energised electrical installations or services?
  • Does the CCTV camera work outlined in the CCTV Camera SWMS involve demolition of an element related to the physical integrity of a structure?
  • Is the CCTV camera work outlined in the CCTV Camera SWMS carried out in an area that may have a contaminated or flammable atmosphere?
  • Does the CCTV camera work outlined in the CCTV Camera SWMS involve, or is likely to involve, disturbing asbestos?
  • Does the CCTV camera work outlined in the CCTV Camera SWMS involve tilt-up or precast concrete?
  • Does the CCTV camera work outlined in the CCTV Camera SWMS involve structural alteration or repair that requires temporary support to prevent collapse?
  • Is the CCTV camera work outlined in the CCTV Camera SWMS carried out on, in or adjacent to a road, railway, shipping lane or other traffic corridor?
  • Is the CCTV camera work outlined in the CCTV Camera SWMS carried out in or near a confined space?
  • Is the CCTV camera work outlined in the CCTV Camera SWMS carried out in an area of a workplace where there is any movement of powered mobile plant?
  • Is the CCTV camera work outlined in the CCTV Camera SWMS carried out in/near a shaft or trench deeper than 1.5m or tunnel involving use of explosives?
  • Is the CCTV camera work outlined in the CCTV Camera SWMS carried out in areas with artificial extremes of temperature?
  • Is the CCTV camera work outlined in the CCTV Camera SWMS carried out in or near water or other liquid that involves a risk of drowning?
  • Does the CCTV camera work outlined in the CCTV Camera SWMS involve diving work?

Your CCTV Camera Safe Work Method Statement should also identify any high-risk machinery or equipment in operation near the work site, such as:

  • Forklift
  • Crane
  • Hoist
  • CCTV Camera
  • Backhoe
  • Loader
  • Boom Lift
  • Elevated Work Platform (EWP)
  • Genie Lift
  • Trencher
  • Drilling Rig
  • Trucks
  • Formwork
  • Bobcat
  • Flammable Gas
  • Fuel
  • Dozer
  • High Voltage
  • Mulcher
  • Tilt-up Panels
  • Roller
  • Scissor Lift
  • Tractor 

Your CCTV Camera SWMS should also list any Personal Protective Equipment such as: 

  • Foot Protection - Boots or closed in shoes
  • Hand Protectiglazinon - Gloves
  • Head Protection - Hard hat or helmet
  • Hearing Protection - Ear plugs or ear muffs
  • Eye Protection - Safety glasses, goggles or face shields
  • Respiratory Protection - Face masks etc
  • Face Protection - Face shield, welding mask etc
  • High Visual Clothing
  • Protective Clothing - Overalls etc
  • Fall Protection - Safety harness, edge protection etc
  • Sun Protection - Sunscreen, hat etc
  • Hair and Jewellery Secured - Hair Net, etc 

The CCTV Camera SWMS must be reviewed continually to ensure it remains effective and relevant. The CCTV Camera SWMS must be reviewed (and revised if necessary) if relevant control measures in relation to CCTV camerawork are revised. The review process should be carried out in consultation with workers (including contractors and subcontractors) who may be affected by the CCTV Camera and their health and safety representatives who represented that workgroup at the workplace.

When the CCTV Camera SWMS has been revised, the person conducting a business or undertaking must ensure:  

  1. All persons involved in the CCTV camera work are advised that a revision has been made and how they can access the revised CCTV Camera SWMS;
  2. Persons who will need to change a work procedure or system as a result of the review are advised of the changes in a way that will enable them to implement their duties consistently with the revised CCTV Camera SWMS; and,
  3. Workers that will be involved in the CCTV camera work are provided with the relevant information and instruction that will assist them to understand and implement the revised CCTV Camera SWMS. 

When preparing your CCTV Camera SWMS, here are some topics you might want to also include to ensure you have covered as many risks and hazards as possible.

Planning and Preparation When Working With and Around CCTV Camera.

When writing your CCTV Camera SWMS, establish any policies, procedures and systems for working with CCTV Cameras in consultation with thePrincipal Contractor and workers while being sure to establish:

  • Health and Safety guidelines for CCTV camera work
  • Emergency plans and evacuation procedures for the CCTV Camera SWMS
  • Worker inductions for CCTV Camera
  • Toolbox talks (safety meetings) added to the CCTV CameraSWMS
  • Outline details of supervision of the site and workers on the CCTV Camera SWMS
  • Check all workers qualifications, permits and competencies for CCTV Camera operations
  • Ensure the CCTV Camera and any related equipment is functioning correctly
  • Hazard reporting procedures in place and added to the CCTV Camera SWMS
  • Incident reporting procedures in place and added to the CCTV Camera SWMS
  • Exclusion zones when conducting CCTV camera work
  • Risk Assessment for TASK completed and noted on the CCTV Camera SWMS
  • Electrical NO GO ZONES identified, discussed and documented. 

Assessment of Site Conditions 

Thoroughly assess the work site/area conditions when using CCTV Camera and ensure that:

  1. A risk assessment of the CCTV camera work is conducted
  2. Suitable access and adequate space to conduct CCTV camerawork safely
  3. Consult with all stakeholders on potential hazards and risks when conducting CCTV camera work
  4. Consultation with all relevant workers and personnel for CCTV Camera SWMS details
  5. If conducting CCTV Camera at night, ensure there is adequate lighting
  6. Check that the work environment is suitable for CCTV camerawork 

CCTV Camera Training and Worker Qualifications

Ensure all workers have the appropriate licenses in conducting CCTV Camera as well as any qualifications that may be required for various CCTV camera projects before starting work. If White Cards are required, retain copies of all cards, licenses and qualifications of personnel.

All personnel must:

  1. Be trained and/or have received instructions on the CCTV Camera SWMS including all safety and emergency procedures.
  2. Be qualified, knowledgeable and competent in CCTV Camera operations and CCTV camera work as well as all delegated tasks/responsibilities
  3. Be fully aware and understand the scope of work in relation to the CCTV Camera SWMS 

Below are some examples of some Control Measures to be implemented when creating your own CCTVCamera Safe Work Method Statement Template: 

  • Ensure the Driver is appropriately qualified and competent
  • Ensure the Driver is operating within Driver Fatigue guidelines
  • Ensure that all road rules are adhered to.
  • All personnel involved must be inducted and aware of the child protection act.  I.D Tags to be worn at all times.
  • All personnel are trained and qualified in the relevant field.
  • Appropriate contract specific inductions have been undertaken
  • First aid kit present suitable for the site
  • SDS are present for all chemicals used
  • Liaise with Site Representative as to the safest means for vehicles to enter the Site grounds  Do not enter in peak movement times.
  • Site person to walk/direct all vehicles through Site
  • Be aware of any pedestrians when crossing the footpath give way
  • Liaise with Site Representative as to the safest means for vehicles to enter the Site grounds. Do no enter in peak movement times.
  • Site person to walk/direct all vehicles through Site
  • Be aware of any pedestrians when crossing the footpath give way
  • Be aware of pedestrian movement, do not exceed the speed limit   specified on the site and give way.
  • Give way to pedestrian and delivery vehicles when necessary
  • Park vehicle appropriately
  • Complete job start with consulting with all workers
  • Review permit to work (if applicable) 
  • Develop working at heights rescue plan (if applicable) 
  • Advise Client prior to commencing work, on arrival sign maintenance logbook.  
  • Arrange to access work area via Client or their representative.
  • Liaise with Client as to the safest means for vehicles to enter the Client grounds  not at peak movement times,
  • Site person to walk/direct all vehicles through site
  • Ensure operators are adequately trained to complete the job required.
  • Provide adequate & competent supervision.
  • Provide correct equipment to ensure job is completed safely.
  • Check entry manhole for dangerous gases with portable gas detectors and if you detect any hazard, ventilate manhole.
  • When manhole cover is removed 900mm X 900mm square safety mesh must cover the hole at all times if the hole is over 2 metres.
  • Use a length of PVC pipe to assist in guiding the camera through the safety mesh.
  • Check that all applicable safety equipment is available and in safe working condition including:
  • Safety boots;
  • High Visibility Clothing;
  • Eye & ear protection;
  • Gloves and UV protection;
  • Safety cones / signage / barriers (where applicable)
  • Respiratory protection.
  • Safety Lance/lanyard
  • Ensure all employees are familiar and confident with safety policy and incident management and reporting procedures.  Refer Incident Report and Management form.
  • Ensure that a trained first aid officer is always within the team involved in earthwork activities and that a medical emergency and evacuation plan has been developed and discussed with employees
  • Operate as per operator’s manual and refer to standard operating procedures.
  • Ensure that the immediate area is kept clear of all non-essential personnel.
  • Operator to remain diligent in safe use of CCTV at all times.
  • Ensure adequate lighting is available to complete activity including additional lighting for night works.
  • When manhole cover is removed 900mm X 900mm square safety mesh must cover the hole at all times if the hole is over 2 metres.
  • Operator to be aware of surrounding hazards including ground conditions, sloping surfaces, edges and other mobile equipment.
  • Continually monitor the conditions and work area to ensure an acceptable level of safety is maintained.
  • When manhole cover is removed 900mm X 900mm square safety mesh must cover the hole at all times if the hole is over 2 metres.
  • Ensure operator has been inducted and competent
  • Correct PPE is worn
  • Good housekeeping ®C site is kept clean
  • Wear appropriate clothing
  • Drink appropriate amounts of water
  • Wear appropriate PPE sunscreen, hats.
  • Ensure plant is fitted with the appropriate air filters
  • Ensure daily pre start inspection of plant checking all safety features in order. I.e. Flashing beacon, reversing alarm, communications radio, etc.
  • Ensure employees are aware of onsite communication methods.  Check communications still established periodically throughout working day
  • High visibility jackets, shirts or vests must be worn at all times.  Retro reflective outer wear must be worn at night and in poor lighting conditions
  • Stand well clear of revolving, reversing, swinging or turning plant.  Be aware of sounds, plant, warning devices of reversing vehicles.
  • Only suitably trained personnel to operate machinery.
  • Plant operator to be aware of site personnel and customers.  Don’t anticipate that drivers, customers, staff will slow down if driving or sight work operations.
  • Don’t work alone, ensure appropriately trained and competent persons are used as spotters, traffic controllers.
  • Ensure communication system in place to advise personnel of location or task changes.  
  • Ensure clear access & egress to work areas.  
  • Ensure exclusion zone is maintained around work area.  Observe constant diligence in work area.  
  • Observe site traffic management plan.
  • Identify potential risks which may cause harm to people.
  • Ensure all tools & equipment are stored away correctly
  • Be aware of surroundings ®C slippery, uneven surfaces.
  • Wear appropriate PPE.
  • Use recycling where appropriate; dispose of waste in line with EPA, Council and Clients requirements.
  • Remove barricades and signs.
  • Liaise with Site as to the safest means for vehicles to leave the Site grounds
  • Site person to walk/direct all vehicles through Site grounds
  • Sign off and notify Site Supervisor or representative that site is being vacated

National: View the Model Codes of Practice for Excavation Work on Safe Work Australia's website here.
Victoria: Victoria's Code of Practice for Excavation Work may be viewed on Work Safe Victoria's website here.