Formwork Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS)
People often ask, "Can I have a Safe Work Method Statement for Formwork?" "A document that covers everything?" The answer is not really.
A Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) needs to document step by step how you are going to do a particular job. Not all jobs are the same! Are you going to build a deck with form ply fixed to timber bearers or Install ‘Bondek’ or Similar formwork to structural steel using an Explosive Power Tool?
The steps in undertaking each of these tasks are very different. Not only are the steps different, but the potential hazards and the hazard control measures are very different as well.