Question: What Is Required For Swms?

What should be in a Swms?

A Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a document that outlines the high risk construction work activities to be carried out at a workplace, the hazards that may arise from these activities, and the measures to put in place to control the risks.

What needs to be in a method statement?

The method statement should outline the hazards involved and include a step by step guide on how to do the job safely. The method statement must also detail which control measures have been introduced to ensure the safety of anyone who is affected by the task or process.

What is a Swms and when is it required?

A SWMS is not intended to be a procedure—rather it is a tool to help supervisors and workers confirm and monitor the control measures required at the workplace. A PCBU must prepare a SWMS—or ensure a SWMS has been prepared—for high risk construction work activities. A SWMS must be prepared before this work starts.

Is a Swms the same as a JSA?

A job hazard analysis (JHA) – sometimes referred to as a job safety analysis (JSA) – has essentially the same function as a SWMS. It’s a written procedure developed to identify the dangers of a particular task in order to reduce the risk of injury.