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Cleaning SWMS



This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is specially tailored for the cleaning of offices, public toilets, and change rooms. It provides a comprehensive approach to documenting the risks associated with such cleaning tasks and the common safety measures to mitigate these risks. This document is essential for cleaning companies, facility management teams, and janitorial staff, allowing for customisation with specific company details and seamless integration into existing Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) systems.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Chemical Handling:
    • Risks: Exposure to harmful chemicals, fume inhalation, chemical burns.
    • Controls: Use of correct dilution methods, wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), ensuring sufficient ventilation, and immediate cleanup of spills.
  • Physical Hazards:
    • Risks: Slips, trips, and falls; manual handling injuries from repetitive tasks or overreaching.
    • Controls: Placement of caution signage, use of long-handled tools to minimise bending and overreaching, maintaining good personal hygiene, and proper training in manual handling techniques.
  • Equipment Use:
    • Risks: Injuries from improper use or maintenance of cleaning equipment such as vacuums, mops, and brooms.
    • Controls: Regular maintenance checks, using equipment as per manufacturer's instructions, ensuring equipment is fitted correctly and safely.
  • Environmental Hazards:
    • Risks: Inadequate ventilation leading to accumulation of fumes, potential contact with body fluids.
    • Controls: Ensuring all areas are well-ventilated, using PPE to protect from exposure to body fluids, and proper disposal methods for biohazard materials.


Additional Resources:

Purchase of this SWMS includes a complimentary Legislation & Codes of Practice Reference List.


Key Features:

This SWMS template provides a structured and easy-to-follow format that outlines standard safety information, risk assessments, and control measures. It enhances the safety protocols of cleaning operations, by allowing you to ensure all personnel are aware of potential hazards and how to handle them safely. Customisable for various environments, it is an indispensable tool for maintaining high safety standards while performing cleaning duties in diverse settings.

Cleaning 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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