No longer do SWMSs need to be the size of an encyclopaedia!

The ‘How to Write a Safe Work Method Statement for High Risk Construction Work’ course introduces your employees and contractors to the new, simplified SWMS format called up under clause 299 of the WHS Regulations 2017. It will give them the skills and knowledge to confidently write, review and check compliance of both Principal Contractor’s and Sub-Contractor’s SWMSs.

This short, practical course, includes inter-active course exercises and is suitable for all levels of the workforce in the building and construction industry.

Key Training Topics – How to Write a SWMS for High Risk Construction Work

1. Introduction to WHS Risk Management
An introduction to the risk management process, including hazard identification, assessing risk and choosing strong, suitable controls, based on the hierarchy of controls. The importance of allocating responsibility for ensuring the controls are implemented and followed, is also covered.

2. WHS Legislation and SWMSs
Gain an understanding of when SWMSs for high risk construction work, are required and what should be included in them. A simplified SWMS format (compliant with clause 299 of the WHS Regulation 2017) is presented.

3. Writing and reviewing SWMSs
Participants practice writing and reviewing a SWMS for their workplace using a simplified SWMS template. Learn how to make SWMSs simple and easy to understand, so they are used and followed in the workplace.

4. Safe Work Procedures
A brief introduction to Safe Work Procedures (SWPs) and how they can be used to complement SWMSs. Many activities that do not fall under the definition of high risk construction work, can be managed via SWPs.

5. Checking Safe Work Method Statements for compliance
Why and how you should check SWMSs for compliance and what to do, if they’re not being followed.

What our clients say:


“Excellent course. Very informative and relevant to our needs”.
S.Helson, Watpac

“Reference material that was handed out to us was great for future use. Very practical and useful information”.
S.McClure, MPA

“Trainer kept the class interested the entire time. The training was successful and I would recommend”.
J.Taylor, Favcote


3.5 hrs


On site at your location Sydney NSW


Quality course notes and reference material.
Attainment certificate.




Please contact us for a quote.


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