SafeWork Launches New Interactive Guide for SWMS
Have you ever been confused or unclear about when and how to prepare a SafeWork Method Statement (SWMS)? Do you want to make sure that the SWMS you are using are fit for purpose and effective?
Now would be a great time to review what you are using against the new interactive guide launched by SafeWork Australia earlier this week. A SWMS is required if you are performing high-risk construction work; it outlines the hazards and risks associated with each task, as well as the controls that will be put in place to protect workers and others from these risks.
This new interactive tool, which includes useful videos and activities, will help you to understand:
- what a SWMS does and how it makes a difference
- what the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws say about preparing and using a SWMS
- how to prepare a SWMS
- how to use a SWMS in the workplace and keep it up to date
This guidance material is based on the model WHS laws so be sure to check the requirements with your state regulator.
Reviewing your SWMS so that they are up to date with meaningful controls should lead to better safety outcomes for workers and others on your construction sites.
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