This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive document outlining the safety steps, general hazards and controls associated with how to identify and manage health and safety risks when working near or with hazardous chemicals/substances at a workplace. This SWMS does not cover the transportation of chemicals classified as Dangerous Goods, which is covered by the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail (ADG Code).
Save time with our pre-filled, fully customisable templates. Simply add your company details, ABN, and include any site specific details or risks ensuring it is specific to the task at hand. It is then ready for printing and inclusion in your overall WHS System.
For works carried out on a regular basis a generic SWMS may be prepared and used for those work activities.
Remember: The content of the SWMS should be refined over time and include consultation with workers and other persons conducting a business or undertaking. 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 site you are working at.