SWI - Safe Work Instructions

SWI is short for Safe Work Instructions.

SWIs are sets of standardised instructions that identify health and safety considerations relating to the use of particular machinery or equipment, or to particular tasks or procedures. Establishing and ensuring worker awareness of these directions is a legal requirement for any hazardous activities, in most jurisdictions.

An example of a task for which an SWI document should be available is the use of a forklift in a warehouse. Note that this is a set of instructions for a particular context, tailored to the workplace; it is in addition to general safety training for forklift use.

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A note from myosh

A myosh implementation for your workplace can help you prepare SWIs online with a guided workflow, as part of the SWMS Module.