Writing Safe Work Method Statements



This course enables participants to develop and write safe work method statements (SWMS), which can be used as part of the WHS Management System.


Who should attend

Managers and supervisors, principal contractors, sub-contractors and workplace (constructcion) safety officers, across all industries.



Topics covered include:

  • Overview of the Work Health Safety Act 2011
  • WHS risk management
  • Key components of SWMS
  • General guidelines for preparing SWMS
  • Consultation requirements for preparing SWMS
  • Establishing relationships between SWMS, WHS risk management and the Safety Management System.

Learning Outcomes

On completion, participants should be able to:

  • Outline the elements required for inclusion in SWMS
  • Outline the requirements to provide SWMS to all workers on the significance of Codes of Practice
  • Explain the legal requirement for SWMS to contain WHS risk management information
  • Explain how SWMS can be used to program work


A Certificate of Attendance will be issued at the completion of the course.


Duration & Venue

Duration:   Half Day:  9.00am- 12.30pm
Venue:      AFEI, Level 2, 97-99 Bathurst Street, Sydney  NSW  2000


Fee (GST Free)

Member Fee:        AUD $240
Non Member Fee:  AUD $290


Other Details

Fee includes morning tea and course materials.

To register
download and complete a Registration Form and forward to training@afei.org.au or Fax:  02 9264 5699.


Course ID Date(s)

1756/0220 February 2017
1756/0728 July 2017
1756/1123 November 2017

Price: $290.00