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Cleaning (Offices, Carpets and Venues) Safe Work Method Statement



This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is crafted specifically for the cleaning of offices, carpets, and venues. It provides a structured approach to documenting the common hazards associated with these cleaning tasks and the common safety controls used to mitigate these risks. This document is designed for cleaning service providers, facility managers, and maintenance teams, offering a customisable template that can easily integrate into existing Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) management systems.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • General Cleaning Hazards:
    • Risks: Exposure to chemicals, manual handling injuries from equipment use, slips and falls.
    • Controls: Use of personal protective equipment (PPE), proper training on equipment use, and adherence to safe handling procedures for cleaning chemicals.
  • Carpet Cleaning:
    • Risks: Electric shock, fire hazards from equipment, exposure to noise and chemicals.
    • Controls: Equipment checks before use, appropriate signage during cleaning, use of least toxic chemicals, and proper storage and disposal methods.
  • Venue Cleaning:
    • Risks: Injuries from improper handling of heavy equipment, potential slips from wet surfaces.
    • Controls: Use of two-person teams for heavy items, ensuring all pathways are clear, using wet floor signs, and maintaining good housekeeping standards.
  • Emergency Procedures:
    • Risks: Injuries from accidents or health issues arising from cleaning products.
    • Controls: Clear procedures for injury reporting, accessible emergency contacts and equipment, training on emergency response protocols.


Additional Resources:

Included with the purchase of this SWMS is a free Legislation & Codes of Practice Reference List.


Key Features:

This SWMS template is a valuable tool for businesses engaged in cleaning services, providing a comprehensive framework to help manage risks effectively. It is designed for ease of use, allowing quick customisation to fit specific operational needs. 

Cleaning (Offices, Carpets and Venues) SWMS

GST Included
  • Instant delivery via email.
  • Easily add your logo and business details.
  • Fully Editable (Microsoft Word Format).
  • Customisation instructions provided.
  • In line with Australian legislation.
  • Pay once, no ongoing subscriptions.

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