Any risks defined as part of your event's risk assessment as ‘High Risk Construction Work’ and undertaken by a contractor require a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS).
The contractor should provide you with a SWMS before on site works start.
During the construction period check that the contractor and staff are following the SWMS.
Definition of High Risk Construction Work – events related:
- construction wall, mast, tower, pylon, or structural cable
- fixed plant
- formwork, falsework, scaffold or other construction designed or used to provide support or access or containment during construction
- ship or submarine
- work performed under water, including work on buoys, obstructions to navigation, rafts, ships and wrecks
- installation, testing:
- and maintenance of gas, water, sewerage, electricity or telecommunications services in or on any building or structure
- maintenance and repair work performed in connection with the construction work
- a trench or shaft deeper than 1.5 metres
- powered mobile plant
- near gas/electrical installations or services
- over or around liquids if there is a risk someone may drown
- risk of persons falling more than 2 metres (that is: erection of large marquees and stages)
- use of temporary support - scaffolding.