How Do You Develop An SWMS?

Preparing an SWMS is part of the planning of the work. The SWMS is designed to help employers think through the hazards and risks involved in the work, and to choose effective control measures.

Employees, HSRs, as well as contractors and their employees, must be consulted in the preparation of the SWMS so far as  reasonably practicable.

To assist industry, WorkSafe has:

For painters, there is an interactive SWMS tool (developed by PaintSafe)

For more information: