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Safe Work Method Statement - Cleaning (public areas) SWMS 10


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Cleaning – Public Areas Safe Work Method Statement
This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a fully comprehensive document that outlines the safety steps, general hazards and controls associated with cleaning tasks in areas where public may be present, including shopping centres, commercial building foyers and other common areas.

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Ensure that you save time with our pre-filled, fully customisable templates. All you need to do is add your company details, ABN, and include any site specific details or risks ensuring it is specific to the task being performed. It is then ready for printing and inclusion in your overall WHS System.

Cleaning – Public Areas SWMS Content:

Hazardous Work
Hazardous Manual Tasks
Hazardous Chemicals/substances
Use of electrical plant, equipment, appliance fixtures or fittings
Working remotely or in isolation
Falls from height, one level to another, on the same level (inc. slips and trips)
Risk Assessment Matrix
Hierarchy of Controls
Job Steps (includes potential hazards and control measures)
Planning & Preparation
Training and Capabilities
Assess onsite conditions
Working with public
Set up work area with equipment
Emptying rubbish bins
Dusting and wiping over seating, planters, bin stands etc
Working with powered equipment such as polishers, floor cleaners, vacuum cleaners etc
Spills and sharps management
Cleaning lifts
On Completion
Emergency Response Procedures
Legislative References
Employee sign off section
Review & Monitoring


This document has been developed and provided by SafetyCulture Pty Ltd and is offered for sale by ACRIS Services who are licensed resellers for Australia. SafetyCulture employ former WorkSafe Inspectors to research and write documents ensuring safe work practices can be understood and followed by employees performing high risk activities in the course of their duties. SafetyCulture's mission is to make Safety A Way Of Life for workers across the world by providing documentation through software and printable files.

SWMS - Safe Work Method Statement

Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) are required for any high risk activity that is performed by an employee in the workplace. Each document must identify the risks involved when performing the activity, a risk rating for each risk, a safe work method to perform the activity and a residual risk rating for the risks. SafetyCulture SWMS comply with current WH&S legislation in all states across Australia. This document is fully completed with a step by step procedure that can be edited and appended. This is not a blank template, it is a comprehensive procedure that has been researched and developed by a qualified writer.