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Prior to commencing works on any site controlled by Chatsworth Constructions, you MUST provide us with a S.W.M.S.


A Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a document that:

1. Lists the types of high risk construction work being done.

2. States the health and safety hazards and risks arising from that work.

3. Describes how the risks will be controlled.

4. Describes how the risk control measures will be put in place.


The work must be done in accordance with the SWMS. One SWMS can be prepared to cover a variety of tasks, if it takes into account the changing nature of the work environment. Alternatively, a separate SWMS can be prepared for each type of high risk work. In this case, consider situations where different types of high risk work impact on each other (eg moving powered mobile plant during the construction of a tunnel).


When an SWMS is being used for a site where there are multiple hazards, the SWMS needs to deal with the specific hazards and risks on the site. For this reason, a generic SWMS is unlikely to meet the new requirements, unless it has first been reviewed in light of the hazards and risks on the specific site and amended as necessary.


If you do not have copies of the necessary Safe Work Method Statements, please download the WorkSafe Victoria template from the link below. This MUST be completed and submitted to us prior to any works being undertaken on site.

Safe Work Method Statement Template

Please return immediately to us via email by clicking here or in person prior to commencing any works on site.

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