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SWMS Template

A SWMS or Work Method Statement is a crucial part of any Workplace Safety Management Plan. So how do you obtain a high quality SWMS Template that is specific to your business and work activity?

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Provided in Microsoft Word so you can easily customise to suit the need of your business

Customise with your logo and colours and any information relevant to your activity and they’re ready to be printed

Work Method Statements are available for instant download via a link sent to your email

2015 Compliant with relevant legislation referenced

How to customise your SWMS

Using your SWMS

Select SWMS required for your business here

Download your SWMS via the link sent to your email

Customise your SWMS as show in the video above

Simply print and implement as part of your safety management plant

Any SWMS should always be used in consultation with workers and by conducting a Job Safety Analysis
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Blank SWMS Master Template Write your own Work Method Statement using our blank SWMS template. Download Free SMWS Template

How to write a SWMS

Once you've downloaded it here, be sure to customise and write your Work Method Statement using the following guidelines. If you don't have the time or resources for this, then simply buy one that is ready to use here.

Personal Protective Equipment

Outline in detail any PPE required for task

Safety Notes

Explain the scope and the limitations of the SWMS


Include description of potential hazards, info that can be used to make safe decisions before beginning the task. It includes topics such as: site assessments, correct equipment choices, time and resource planning, obtaining information from qualified persons (engineers, electricians, hygienists, etc), obtaining permits, notifying authorities, etc


Provide more site-specific information. Whilst the planning section looks at the bigger picture, the preparation section focuses on what is needed locally at the time

Pre-Operational Inspection

Includes checks that all equipment intended to be used is in a safe condition. Include machinery, tools, lifting equipment and associated slings, or other such necessary items


Outline the task in sequence. All risks are to be identified


Highlight maintenance regimes or inspection requirements where they are legislated (such as tanks, silos, cranes etc). Ensure reference is made to Lock-Out/Tag-Out procedures and manufacturer's instructions.

Emergency Procedures

Highlight essential emergency information. This can include specific first-aid procedures if relevant


Provide as many references as applicable and relevant. Reference Authorities and other reputable industry sources. Ensure nationally recognised references used where possible. Ensure references are relevant to the state the work is to be conducted in.


Provide detailed outline of the following.

  • Relevant Legislation, Codes of Practice
  • Formal Training, licenses required for workers undertaking this task
  • Duties of workers undertaking this task
  • Details of supervisory arrangements for workers undertaking this task
  • Details of regulatory permits/licenses, Engineering details/certificates/WorkCover approvals
  • Plant/Tools/Equipment
  • Required SWMS training
  • Maintenance Details for plant/equipment used on job