Did you know that you can receive training in the preparation of Safe Work Method Statements from Master Builders? We have published many articles stressing the importance of Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) as a central part of a worksite’s occupational health and safety system.

“It’s imperative for builders and contractors to request SWMS from their subtrades to demonstrate how they will provide a safe system of work on site,” Master Builders Head of Health and Safety John Darcy said. “Furthermore, they can be a critical piece of evidence for builders and contractors in the case of an accident.”

Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) Workshops

A Safe Work Method Statement is critical for high-risk construction work. If you don’t have one, you may be lacking an important piece of paperwork the absence of which could potentially be putting your worksite and employees at risk.

Employers have a duty under the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 to prepare a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) for any high-risk construction work. A SWMS is a form of risk assessment used in the construction industry to identify hazards and control them.

To help you prepare these necessary documents, Master Builders runs a four-hour SWMS workshop in which you will learn how to:

• Break down your activities into sequential steps
• Identify hazards associated with each step
• Assess the level of risk associated with these hazards
• Apply the risk control hierarchy to nominate control measures
• Monitor and review the effectiveness of control measures.

Time: 8:30am-12:30pm


MBAV Member $80

Member/Incolink $65

Non Member/Incolink $100

Non Member $150


Apr 3 – Bendigo
Apr 27 – East Melbourne
Jun 2 – Traralgon
Jun 27 – East Melbourne

Don’t risk it – book into a SWMS Workshop by calling (03) 9411 4555 or email training@mbav.com.au

Master Builders also makes available a number of sample SWMS available to download from the Master Builders website.