Safe Work Method Statement or SWMS

Home / News / Safe Work Method Statement or SWMS

Safe Work Method Statement or SWMS

Safe Work Method Statement or SWMS

In Ireland and the UK its called a Method Statement, Australia they call it Safe Work Method Statement or SWMS. America its just Safe Work Method Statement, its all the same thing. No matter what country you are in if there is Health & Safety involved then its needed on site.

It’s a document used in construction that gives specific instructions on how to safely perform a work related task, or operate a piece of plant or equipment.

In many countries it is law to have work method statements, or similar, in place to advise employees and contractors on how to perform work related tasks safely.

Its purpose

The whole purpose of the document is to outline the steps of a process so that every employee is given a chance to read through it. By doing this everyone understands the Safe Working Methods.

Safe Work Method Statement, SWMS or Method Statement for Construction Works

To this end the document must have a step by step process explaining the procedure. We cannot just assume that everyone is thinking the same way, or that persons involved in the works have the same mindset about the the works will be completed.

By submitting the document to the Main Contractor, Client or Project Supervisor for Construction Stage (PSCS) you are informing them on how your company intends to complete the works. So them their perspective the document is a quality assurance for them that you can come into their workplace and conduct your role safety without risk to you or others on site.

Sounds like something you need ?

Well whatever you call it be it Safe Work Method Statement, SWMS or just a Method Statement the we have the tool for you, With 10-20mins of your time and just a few clicks all you have to do is to follow the prompts and we will email you the finished document in pdf format and the good news is that this service is free to use. Just click to start using our METHOD STATEMENT ENGINE and work away.

We also have Safe Work Method Statement templates available on our TEMPLATE’S & SAVED WORK page, see our current list below but we are always adding. So if you require a Method Statement for something different let us know on our Facebook page and we’ll do our best to help you out.

  • Plastering a domestic dwelling
  • Plastering a domestic dwelling
  • Electrical first and second fix
  • 1st, 2nd fix plumbing
  • Excavate green field site and install foundations
  • Blockwork on a single storey house
  • Roofing houses, First fixing, Second fixing

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: