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Working Alone Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing the Safe Work Method Statement Template designed specifically for those working alone! We understand that working alone comes with its unique set of risks and hazards, which is why we’ve created a comprehensive and pre-filled SWMS template to help you get started.

Here are some key features of our SWMS template:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Our SWMS template is pre-filled with all the necessary details and information, ensuring that nothing is missed when it comes to safety procedures.
  • Fully Editable and Customisable: Our SWMS template comes in Microsoft Word format, making it easy to edit and customise according to your specific requirements.
  • Includes Scope and Project Details: Our SWMS template includes a section where you can detail the scope of your project and provide all relevant project details.
  • High Risk Machinery Checklist: Our SWMS template includes a checklist of any high risk machinery on site, so you can ensure that all necessary safety measures are taken.
  • Space for Staff Training: Our SWMS template includes space for recording any staff training undertaken, ensuring that everyone is aware of the risks and hazards associated with the job.
  • Before and After Risk Ratings: Our SWMS template includes a section for recording before and after risk ratings, allowing you to monitor the effectiveness of your safety procedures.
  • Legislative References: Our SWMS template includes resources for the use of legislative references, ensuring that you are compliant with all relevant regulations and standards.
  • PPE Requirements: Our SWMS template includes a list of all required PPE, so you can ensure that everyone is properly equipped.
  • Risk Assessment and Matrix: Our SWMS template includes a risk assessment and risk assessment matrix, so you can identify and manage any potential risks.
  • Checklist for Implementation: Our SWMS template includes a checklist to ensure that all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS.
  • Sign Off Page: Our SWMS template includes a sign off page for all workers and responsible persons, ensuring that everyone is aware of their responsibilities and has agreed to follow the procedures outlined in the SWMS.
  • Easy to Use and Customise: Our SWMS template is designed to be easy to use and customise, so you can tailor it to your specific needs.
  • Suitable for Large Contracts and Tenders: Our SWMS template is suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work.
  • Instantly Delivered Download: Our SWMS template is available as an instantly downloadable file, so you can start using it right away.

At our company, we are committed to helping you stay safe while working alone. That’s why our SWMS template is designed to be comprehensive, easy to use, and fully customisable to meet your specific needs. Try it out today and take the first step towards a safer work environment!

Here is some safety information regarding working alone.


  1. Personal safety risks from working alone, including medical emergencies, accidents and hazardous situations.
  2. Mental health risks due to isolation, loneliness and lack of support.
  3. Security risks from potential theft, robbery or other criminal activity.

Control measures:

  1. Personal safety risks:
  • Before commencing work alone, ensure that someone is aware of your location, schedule and contact information.
  • Have a mobile phone on hand, fully charged and with credit.
  • Ensure that a first aid kit is available and know how to use it.
  • Identify potential hazards and take steps to eliminate or minimise them.
  • If a hazardous situation arises, immediately call for emergency services.
  1. Mental health risks:
  • Plan regular breaks and take time to stretch and move around.
  • Schedule regular check-ins with colleagues or a supervisor to stay connected and avoid feelings of isolation.
  • Seek support from a mental health professional if needed.
  1. Security risks:
  • Assess the location and its security features before commencing work.
  • Install security cameras or alarms if necessary.
  • Ensure that valuable equipment and materials are secured and not visible from outside.

Personal protective equipment (PPE):

  • Depending on the nature of the task, appropriate PPE should be worn, such as safety boots, gloves, safety glasses or a hard hat.

Emergency procedures:

  • In the event of an emergency, follow the established emergency procedures for the location.
  • Have a plan in place to contact emergency services if necessary.

This SWMS must be reviewed regularly to ensure that it is up-to-date and effective. It is the responsibility of the worker to comply with the SWMS and report any concerns or issues to their supervisor or manager.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey everyone, it’s great to be here talking about an important topic that I feel passionate about – supervisor responsibility for implementing a safe work method statement. As someone who has been in the business world for a while now, I can tell you that there’s nothing more important than ensuring the safety of your employees. And as a supervisor, it’s your responsibility to make sure that everyone on your team is working in a safe and secure environment.

First things first, let’s talk about what a safe work method statement is. It’s a document that outlines the risks associated with a particular task or job and details the steps that need to be taken to ensure that the work is carried out safely. It’s a crucial part of any workplace health and safety program and something that should be taken very seriously.

As a supervisor, you have a responsibility to make sure that your team is following the safe work method statement at all times. This means that you need to be proactive in identifying potential hazards and taking steps to mitigate them. You should be constantly looking for ways to improve safety in the workplace and communicating any concerns or issues to your team.

One of the most important things you can do as a supervisor is to lead by example. Your team will look to you for guidance and if they see you taking safety seriously, they’re more likely to do the same. This means wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), following safe work practices and encouraging others to do the same.

It’s also important to ensure that your team is properly trained in the safe work method statement. This means providing them with the necessary information and resources to carry out their jobs safely. You should make sure that everyone on your team understands the risks associated with their tasks and knows what steps to take to mitigate those risks.

Another key responsibility of a supervisor is to regularly review and update the safe work method statement. As your business evolves and new risks emerge, it’s important to make sure that your safety procedures are keeping up. You should be regularly reviewing your procedures and making updates as necessary to ensure that your team is always working in the safest way possible.

In addition to reviewing and updating the safe work method statement, it’s also important to regularly review your team’s performance. This means observing them in action and providing feedback on their safety practices. You should be encouraging your team to speak up if they notice any safety issues and working with them to address those issues in a timely manner.

Finally, it’s important to foster a culture of safety within your workplace. This means making safety a top priority and encouraging your team to do the same. You should be creating an environment where everyone feels comfortable speaking up about safety concerns and where safety is always top of mind.

In conclusion, supervisor responsibility for implementing a safe work method statement is crucial for creating a safe and secure workplace. As a supervisor, it’s your responsibility to ensure that your team is following the safe work method statement at all times, leading by example, providing proper training, regularly reviewing and updating the procedures, monitoring your team’s performance, and fostering a culture of safety within your workplace. By taking these steps, you can help ensure the safety of your team and create a workplace that is both productive and secure.


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