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Working at Heights Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)



This SWMS template is specifically designed for businesses engaging in high-risk construction work at heights, including the use of ladders, Elevated Work Platforms (EWP), scaffolds, and roof work. This template helps businesses document the typical hazards and the safety controls needed to minimise these risks. Tailored for construction managers and safety officers, this SWMS can be easily customised with business details and seamlessly integrated into your existing Work Health and Safety (WHS) management system.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Ladders, EWP, and Scaffolds: Risks of falls, incorrect setup, and usage with control measures including regular maintenance checks, proper installation, and usage training.
  • Roof Work: Risks include falling from edges, weather conditions affecting safety, with measures like edge protection and weather suitability assessments.
  • Equipment Use: Hazards from faulty or improper use of safety gear like harnesses and helmets, mitigated by compliance with AS/NZS 1891 standards and proper training.
  • Environmental Factors: Addressing risks from wind, rain, and other environmental factors with proactive planning and reactive measures like work cessation during adverse weather.


Additional Resources:
Each SWMS comes with a free copy of our Legislation & Codes of Practice Reference List.


Key Features:
Our SWMS template is a user-friendly tool designed to simplify the documentation of your WHS system. Fully customisable, it is structured for easy editing and quick updating to meet specific business needs and operational demands.

Working at Heights 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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