Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) » safe work method statementAre you being asked to supply SWMS to be able to access the worksiteyou are trying to work on? Are the SWMS you have in place being knocked back?

Ask us for help with your High-Risk Construction Work SWMS. We have recently redesigned the way we do our SWMS to make them a bit easier to understand and a whole lot less document to deal with.

What is a SWMS?

A SWMS is a document that sets out the High-Risk Construction Work activities to be carried out at a workplace, the hazards arising from these activities and the measures to be put in place to control the risks.

One SWMS can be used for work that involves multiple High-Risk Construction Work activities, for example, a work activity that requires using powered mobile plant, working at heights of more than 2 metres and working adjacent to a road used by traffic other than pedestrians.

A SWMS is classed as an administrative control and is used to support higher-order controls to eliminate or minimise risks to health and safety, for example, engineering controls.

Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) » safe work method statement

A SWMS should be short and focus on describing the specific hazards identified for the High-Risk Construction Work to be undertaken and the control measures to be put in place so the work is carried out safely. A lengthy, overly detailed SWMS can be difficult to understand, apply at the workplace, monitor or review.

At Trade Safety we believe in keeping it simple. Need help with your SWMS? Let’s Talk!