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Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) are an important part of any health and safety system. The primary purpose of a SWMS is to help supervisors, workers and any other persons at the workplace to understand the requirements that have been established to carry out the high risk construction work in a safe and healthy manner.
This short course is aimed at assisting managers, builders, subcontractors write Safe Work Method Statements (also known as SWMS). The Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) become the employer's way of identifying and controlling health and safety hazards and risks.
A Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is developed by the employer for their employees or by a sub-contractor for work that they are performing. It details how specific risks in the workplace will be managed. The Safe Work Method Statement is usually developed in conjunction with a Job Safety Analysis (JSA). In a JSA, each basic step of the job is to identify potential hazards and to recommend the safest way to do the job. We use the JSA to create a Safe Work Method Statement.
The Law requires a Safe Work Method Statement for high risk work activities, so it is important that these documents are correct.
No matter what industry you are in, Safe Work Method Statements should be used as part of your risk control strategy.
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