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SWMS Template

SWMS Template

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


1. Complete SWMS $79.95

Search our growing range of about 400 SWMS. These templates are in MS Word format and are available as an immediate download. They are written by our team of WHS Professionals. Simply customise them with your logo and colours and any information relevant to your activity and they're ready to be printed and used as part of your Safety Management System.

See our full range of SWMS here

How to customise your SWMS

  • Select required SWMS Here
  • Once purchased, download is immediate via a link sent to your email address
  • You then customise your SWMS as shown in the video above
  • Simply print and implement as part of your safety management plan

Note: Any SWMS should always be used in consultation with workers and by conducting a Job Safety Analysis.

See our full range of SWMS here

2. Free SWMS Template (Blank)

This is our Blank SWMS Template Master Copy, and it's yours for free, no strings attached.

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 we've already prepared here..

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How to write a SWMS

Personal Protective Equipment - Outline in detail any PPE required for task

Safety Notes - Explain the scope and the limitations of the SWMS

Planning - 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

Preparation - 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.

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

Maintenance - 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.

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

Specifics- 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.

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