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Safe Work Method Statement Template (Blank)



The Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) template is a useful document for Australian businesses involved in high-risk construction work. This blank template provides an effective framework to document and communicate all safety measures to the workforce before the commencement of any project, helping to foster a safe working environment and compliance with workplace safety regulations.


Key Features:

  • Detailed Work Activity Description: Guides users in outlining specific work activities and their locations, ensuring a clear understanding of the task at hand.
  • Comprehensive Risk Assessment: Includes steps to determine the consequences, probability, and overall risk level associated with the work activities, with an accompanying risk assessment matrix.
  • Hierarchy of Controls: Provides a section to document control measures ranging from elimination to personal protective equipment, aiming to mitigate identified risks.
  • Legal Compliance: Helps to ensure adherence to relevant legislation, codes of practice, and standards, with spaces for documenting necessary plant, equipment, and material details.
  • Collaborative Development: Fields for listing personnel involved in developing the SWMS, emphasising teamwork and expertise in the safety planning process.



  • Enhanced Safety Management: Helps manage and mitigate risks associated with construction and other high-risk activities.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Assists in meeting legal requirements for documenting safety procedures in high-risk work environments.
  • Improved Communication: Ensures that all workers are informed about the safety measures and procedures before starting work.
  • Documented Accountability: Provides a record of safety planning and personnel responsibilities, which is crucial for audits and inspections.


Ideal For:

  • Construction companies, contractors, and other businesses engaged in high-risk work environments. Essential for project managers, safety officers, and compliance managers who are responsible for preparing and implementing safety plans.


Get Started:

Download the SWMS template for free and enhance the safety planning for your high-risk work activities. Help ensure that every project is carried out with the highest standards of safety and compliance.

Safe Work Method Statement Template (Blank)

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