Carpenter Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) Mobile App
The primary purpose of the Carpenter Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) mobile app is to enable primary contractors, construction site foreman, and carpenter subcontractors on the construction site to understand the requirements that have been established to carry out a high-risk construction project in a safe and healthy manner.
How does it work?
This app is intended for subcontractors performing carpenter work. It sets out the work activities in logical sequences and identifies workplace hazards and describes control measures necessary for safe carpenter work. A SWMS is not required for ‘work of a minor nature’. A high-risk construction task must be carried out in accordance with the SWMS. A principal contractor must take all reasonable steps to obtain a SWMS from any carpenter subcontractor carrying out high risk construction work before the work starts. If there is no SWMS the principal contractor must make arrangements for a SWMS to be prepared by the carpenter contractor.
The person responsible for carrying out the high-risk construction work is best placed to prepare the SWMS in consultation with carpenter workers who will be directly engaged in the work. If there is a health and safety representative at the workplace they should also be consulted when developing a risk assessment and a workplace policy.