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Building And Construction Safe Work Method Statements Pack


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Building And Construction Safe Work Method Statements Pack

Introducing the Safe Work Method Statement for Building and Construction, a comprehensive and pre-filled document designed to assist in the planning and implementation of safe work practices on construction sites. Our SWMS is fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format, making it easy to modify to suit your specific needs.

Key Features:

  • Comprehensive and Pre-Filled: Our SWMS covers a broad range of high-risk activities commonly associated with construction and is pre-filled with relevant information to ensure all necessary details are covered.
  • Fully Editable and Customisable: The SWMS can be easily customised to meet your specific needs and can be modified to suit the unique requirements of your project.
  • Project Scope and Details: The SWMS includes space for recording the scope of the project and the relevant project details.
  • Checklist of High-Risk Machinery: Our SWMS includes a checklist of any high-risk machinery that may be present on the worksite.
  • Staff Training Records: Our SWMS includes a space for recording any staff training undertaken before commencing work on the project.
  • Before and After Risk Ratings: Our SWMS includes a space for recording the risk rating before and after the implementation of the SWMS.
  • Resources for Legislative References: Our SWMS includes resources for use of legislative references, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and standards.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Our SWMS includes a list of all PPE required on the worksite.
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Assessment Matrix: Our SWMS includes a risk assessment and a risk assessment matrix to assist in identifying potential hazards and implementing appropriate controls.
  • Checklist to Ensure all Requirements are Covered: Our SWMS includes a checklist to ensure that all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS.
  • Sign-Off Page: Our SWMS includes a sign-off page for all workers and responsible persons, ensuring that all parties are aware of their responsibilities and have acknowledged their commitment to safe work practices.
  • Suitable for Large Contracts and Tenders: Our SWMS is suitable for use on large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work.
  • Instant Download: Our SWMS is available for instant download, allowing you to get started on your project without delay.

Our SWMS is easy to use and easy to customize, making it an essential tool for anyone working in the construction industry. While we cannot guarantee that our SWMS will cover every possible scenario, we are confident that it will provide a solid foundation for safe work practices on your construction site. So why wait? Download our SWMS today and take the first step towards a safer worksite!

Here is some safety information related to building and construction.

Hazard Identification:

  • Falls from heights
  • Electrical hazards
  • Excavation and trenching hazards
  • Hazards associated with the use of heavy machinery and equipment
  • Manual handling hazards
  • Noise hazards
  • Dust hazards
  • Hazardous substances

Risk Assessment:

  • The likelihood of each hazard occurring and the severity of the potential harm associated with the hazard have been assessed.
  • Control measures have been implemented to eliminate or reduce the risks associated with each hazard.

Control Measures:

  • All workers must receive appropriate training and supervision before commencing work.
  • Adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) must be provided and worn by all workers as required.
  • All work at heights must be carried out in accordance with relevant legislation and industry best practices. Fall arrest systems, scaffolding, or other suitable control measures must be in place.
  • Electrical work must be carried out by a licensed electrician, and all equipment must be regularly inspected and maintained.
  • All excavation and trenching work must be carried out in accordance with relevant legislation and industry best practices. Appropriate control measures, such as shoring, must be in place to prevent collapse.
  • Heavy machinery and equipment must be regularly inspected and maintained. Only trained and authorised operators may use this equipment.
  • Manual handling tasks must be assessed, and appropriate control measures, such as mechanical aids or team lifting, must be implemented.
  • Noise and dust hazards must be managed through the use of engineering controls or PPE.
  • Hazardous substances must be correctly identified, stored, and handled in accordance with relevant legislation and industry best practices.

Emergency Procedures:

  • Procedures for responding to emergencies, including medical emergencies, fire, and evacuation, must be in place and regularly reviewed.


  • All workers must be made aware of the SWMS and the control measures in place to manage the hazards associated with their work. Workers must be encouraged to report any hazards or incidents to their supervisor.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey there, it’s your boy Gary, and today I want to talk to you about something that is of utmost importance in the construction industry: Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS).

Construction sites are inherently risky places to work in, and that’s why it’s important to have a well-documented plan for identifying and mitigating hazards. This is where SWMS comes in. A Safe Work Method Statement is essentially a written document that outlines the high-risk construction activities and describes the measures that will be taken to minimize or eliminate any potential hazards associated with the work.

One of the biggest advantages of having a well-crafted SWMS is that it helps in identifying and assessing the risks associated with the work that needs to be done. This helps in devising a plan that addresses those risks, and ensures that everyone involved in the construction project is aware of the hazards and how they can be avoided.

Another major advantage of having a SWMS in place is that it helps in ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. The Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) legislation mandates that all construction work must be conducted in a safe manner, and that workers are not exposed to any unnecessary risk. By having a SWMS in place, construction companies can demonstrate their commitment to safety, and avoid any legal or financial penalties that may arise due to non-compliance.

In addition to meeting legal requirements, SWMS also helps in improving productivity and reducing downtime on construction sites. By outlining the steps involved in each construction activity, SWMS can help workers plan and execute the work more efficiently, reducing the need for rework and minimising the risk of accidents and injuries. This ultimately leads to a smoother construction process and helps in completing the project on time and within budget.

But it’s not just the legal and financial benefits that make SWMS so important. At the end of the day, the most important thing is the safety of the workers on the construction site. A well-crafted SWMS ensures that all workers are aware of the hazards and know how to avoid them. This can help in reducing the risk of accidents and injuries, and even save lives.

However, it’s not enough to simply have a SWMS in place. It’s important to ensure that the document is regularly reviewed and updated to reflect any changes in the work environment or the construction activities. This can help in ensuring that the SWMS remains relevant and effective in addressing the risks associated with the work.

Finally, it’s important to ensure that all workers are properly trained on the SWMS and understand their roles and responsibilities in ensuring a safe working environment. By regularly reviewing and updating the SWMS and providing regular training, construction companies can demonstrate their commitment to safety and ensure that all workers are aware of the risks and how to avoid them.

In conclusion, Safe Work Method Statements are an essential part of any construction project. By identifying and addressing potential hazards, SWMS can help in ensuring a safe working environment, meeting legal requirements, improving productivity, and ultimately, saving lives. So if you’re in the construction industry, make sure you have a well-crafted SWMS in place, regularly review and update it, and ensure that all workers are properly trained on the document. Stay safe out there!


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