SWP - Safe Work Procedure

SWP is short for Safe Work Procedures.

SWPs are sets of standardised procedures that identify health and safety considerations relating to the use of particular machinery or equipment, or to particular tasks or activities. These procedures are codified in what is sometimes also called Safe Work Instructions (SWIs) or Safe Work Method Satements (SWMS) and are a legal requirement for any hazardous activities, in most jurisdictions.

An example of a task for which an SWP must be established 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 SWPs online with a guided workflow, as part of the SWMS Module.