Safe Work Method Statements


If you need SWMS’ for tasks regularly undertaken, we have a range of generic SWMS available for purchase. 


What is a Safe Work Method Statement?

The primary purpose of a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is to help supervisors, workers and any other persons at the workplace to understand the requirements that have been established to carry out the high risk construction work in a safe and healthy manner.

A PCBU that carries out high risk construction work must ensure a Safe Work Method Statement is prepared or has already been prepared by another person before the proposed work commences.

A generic Safe Work Method Statement may be prepared and used for work activities that are carried out on a regular basis. The content of this type of Safe Work Method Statement may be refined over a number of years and include consultation with workers and other PCBUs. Prior to each new activity, the SWMS must be reviewed and revised to ensure it applies to the high risk construction work and the actual workplace.

We have a Free SWMS template available for instant download and modification (SWMS Template).

In addition, if you want something that has been “done for you” we also have a range of Generic SWMS for various activities available for purchase. The SWMS include all steps, risks and controls and the relevant legislation for your state (simply download and complete the information form after your purchase, we will customise the SWMS for you and provide it within 24 hours). 

Alternatively, please Contact Us to discuss an urgent, or customised SWMS for your operations.