Writing a Safe Work Method Statement

Writing a Safe Work Method Statement

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This course might be just what you’re looking for to train your employees on critical risks in your workplace.

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A critical process in managing risk in your workplace is writing a Safe Work Method Statement. What to include and how much information you need when writing SWMS remains a question. The answer depends on your company’s requirements; however, if they form part of your risk management documentation, they must reflect the way work is done and how it should be done.

This course provides a step-by-step guide on how to write SWMS including prioritising which hazards to tackle first, examples of hazards and risks and how to write down job tasks in sequential order. Selecting appropriate control measures, based on the hierarchy of controls, is explained.

Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of this course learners will:

  1. Understand that a safe work method statement must reflect the way work is done and how it should be done.
  2. Learn when to write an SWMS.
  3. Identify 18 high-risk construction work activities.
  4. Learn how to list the task, step by step.
  5. Learn to use simple, clear and precise language to describe the steps.
  6. Learn how to identify any hazards that may be present in each step.
  7. Learn how to identify the highest level control measures to manage the risks in each step and practicably complete the work.

Course length: 10 mins (8-minute animated and subtitled video + 4 short answer assessment)

  • Certificate of completion
  • In-depth Reporting
  • Facilitator’s Guide including video transcript and Assessment Q&A’s
  • Optional pass rate
  • All content can be customised
  • Pause and resume function

Available in English (Australian), English (USA) and Spanish.

This course is suitable for use in Australia, the UK, Europe, the US, and all countries that adhere to OSHA and HSE requirements.

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