What is a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)?
A Safe Work Method Statement is a procedure for a high risk activity. They are designed to identify potential hazards associated with the tasks performed, keep workers safe and reduce risk.
When do I need a SWMS?
A company with employees engaged in High Risk Activities needs to supply SWMS for the Employees.
If working as a contractor, you are expected to provide your own SWMS.
SWMS are needed for every high risk activity that is performed.
Example of High Risk Activities & SWMS:
Working at Heights
Who Determines what is a High Risk Activity?
The principle contractor (Whoever is contracting you) determines what is a high risk activity. If they ask for your SWMS, you must provide them with your site-specific documentation.
What is a Site Safety Management Plan (SSMP)?
A Site Safety Management Plan sets out your company's rules and site specific information for each worksite.
When are SSMPs Required?
According to Australian Legislation, they are required on construction sites for work costing over $250,000.
Safety Officers lately are asking commercial subcontractors for their Site Safety management plan on jobs of a contract value of $250,000 and under.
What Is a JSA?
A JSA is a Job Safety Analysis. Using a JSA template one would go and look at job and decide what activities are involved that would be of high risk and therefore need a SWMS.
Who needs an Emergency Plan?
It is a legal requirement for every workplace in QLD, NSW, ACT & NT.
Do the Documents get sent to be by Email or post?
As soon as your purchase is complete we instantly email you out the documents in your order to your nominated email address. Please make sure to check your spam/junk mail folders and if our emails are in there, mark us as safe senders to be sure you never miss another email!
We do not mail out anything so that you can have your documents instantly and saved locally to your own computer.
Can I pay by Bank Deposit?
Yes you can. When checking out online select the first option called 'bank deposit' and the bank details to deposit the funds into will appear. As soon as the funds have been transferred into the account, your documents will be emailed to your nominated email address.