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General Housekeeping Safe Work Method Statement



This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is tailored for general housekeeping tasks within various business environments. It outlines the common hazards and respective control measures required to effectively manage routine cleaning activities, for a safe workplace. The customisable nature of this template allows it to be tailored to your specific needs, and it can be seamlessly integrated into any existing Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) management system. This template is a valuable tool for any organisation keen on maintaining high standards of cleanliness and hygiene while adhering to safety protocols.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Chemical Exposure: Handling and usage guidelines for cleaning chemicals, including proper ventilation and personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Manual Handling: Procedures to prevent injuries related to lifting, carrying, and moving heavy items, incorporating the use of ergonomically designed tools.
  • Slip, Trip, and Fall Hazards: Ensuring clear pathways and using signage where necessary to prevent accidents.
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries: Implementation of ergonomic practices and regular breaks to minimise health risks associated with repetitive motions.


Additional Resources:

Accompanying this SWMS is a comprehensive Legislation & Codes of Practice Reference List.


Key Features:

Our Housekeeping (General) SWMS template simplifies the documentation of control measures and safety procedures, making it an indispensable tool for businesses aiming to uphold safety while conducting cleaning operations. It is designed for quick customisation and ease of use, allowing modifications to align perfectly with specific business needs and operational details. 

Housekeeping (General) SWMS

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  • 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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