This document explains how and when to prepare a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) for high-risk construction work (HRCW).
It includes a SWMS template that can be filled in online before downloading / saving to a computer, or it may be printed off and filled in manually. The template contains sample text to assist with completion.
The document also includes guidance on:
the 19 activities classified as HRCW
who has SWMS duties and who must prepare a SWMS
how to prepare a SWMS, including how to select risk control measures
what should be included in a SWMS and what may not be included