Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) Software Module


Safe Work Method Statements

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Streamline the creation and monitoring of Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) with myosh, ensuring compliance and safety for high-risk construction tasks from start to finish.

    SWMS fulfils the function of Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) and Job Safety Analysis (JSA)

    Looking for a module that satisfies JHA/JSA requirements? SWMS has you covered. Without elaborating on the subtleties of terminology, the short of it is that SWMS is an enhanced version of basic job hazard/safety analysis that also meets the additional requirements of high risk construction work (HRCW).

    Cut your SWMS preparation time in half

    Optimise your construction (or other industry) safety management with the myosh Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) Module. This powerful tool allows you to meticulously plan and document all high-risk job activities, ensuring compliance with safety regulations and equipping workers to perform their tasks safely.

    For projects requiring a more basic approach, the SWMS module can also be adjusted to function effectively as a JHA/JSA tool, offering flexibility and robustness to meet diverse safety management needs. 

    Key features of myosh’s SWMS software

    • Step-by-Step Guidance: Break down each high-risk task into manageable steps with specific safety protocols.
    • Hazard Identification: Users are prompted to consider and describe potential hazards associated with each step of the task process.
    • Risk Assessment: A risk matrix is used to evaluate the level of risk associated with each identified hazard and determine the necessary controls.
    • Control Measures: The user is prompted to describe strategies to mitigate identified risks and provide a residual risk rating if controls are implemented.
    • Document Control: Keep all SWMS documents organised and accessible in one central location.
    • Compliance Tracking: List your relevant legislation as a form option to allow supervisors to verify that each SWMS adheres to relevant safety standards and regulations.
    • Real-Time Updates: Make immediate updates to SWMS as conditions change or new information becomes available.
    • Collaborative Input: The cloud-and-browser-based platform enables painless team collaboration on SWMS development to harness collective expertise.
    • Digital Signatures: Secure sign-offs with digital signatures for faster and more reliable approval processes.
    • Performance Monitoring: Track the effectiveness of implemented controls with complimentary modules that feed into reporting analytics, and make adjustments if needed.

    Reduce %%paper clutter%% with digital SWMS management

    Secured compliance with SWMS legislation

    Built-in compliance with state and national SWMS regulations. The myosh SWMS software integrates current legal requirements directly into your workflow, simplifying compliance across projects.

    Multi-lingual support for diverse workforces*

    With features that support multiple languages, myosh ensures that your SWMS workflow is accessible to all workers, allowing you to use one system across diverse teams.

    Efficient document control and accessibility

    Access and manage all SWMS from one central location. Generate and share print-ready PDFs of SWMS for physical distribution where needed. View an example here.

    Risk scoring and control measures

    Add risk scores for each identified hazard. Specify the appropriate control measure and the residual risk rating if the controls are applied.

    Digital approvals and real-time updates

    Digital signature sign-offs and automatic decommissioning of expired docs streamline approvals and ensure that your SWMS are always up to date and in compliance. Manage and review, or duplicate and modify SWMS directly in the field via mobile app to quickly adapt to any site-specific requirements.

    Simplify your SWMS creation and management

    Break down tasks and manage hazards step-by-step with an easy-to-navigate interface. The SWMS software allows you to list potential hazards, risks, and controls associated with each step, ensuring nothing is overlooked.

    1. Step 1 - Detail Entry - Begin by filling out the details of the Safe Work Method Statement, specifying the scope and objectives of the tasks.
    2. Step 2 - Hazard Identification - As you outline each step of the task, identify potential hazards associated with those specific actions.
    3. Step 3 - SWMS Approval - Once all hazards are assessed and addressed, the SWMS must be officially signed off by the authorised personnel.
    4. Renew - Once a SWMS has passed its ‘valid until’ date, clone it with a click, apply any updates, and archive the previous version to maintain a record of past protocols.

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    Safe Work Method Statements %%FAQs%%

    Is SWMS the same as JHA or JSA?

    Essentially, yes. Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) is the term used specifically for legally required documentation accompanying high risk construction work (HRCW), with formal specifications. However, it encompasses generic Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) or Job Safety Analysis (JSA).

    In other words, a SWMS can fulfil the function of a JHA, but a basic JHA may not be a sufficient substitute for a SWMS, particularly for HRCW. This is why myosh offers a SWMS workflow to cover the most stringent of requirements.

    What are Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS)?

    Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) are documents that outline how to carry out high-risk construction work safely and efficiently; however, they also perform the function of general JHAs/JSAs. They identify work activities that are deemed high-risk, specify the hazards associated with these activities, and describe control measures to manage the risks. The purpose of SWMS is to ensure that workers and supervisors are fully aware of the potential hazards and the procedures necessary to mitigate them before work begins.

    What are the benefits of digital SWMS management over traditional paper methods?

    Digital SWMS management offers several significant advantages, such as

    • real-time updates across your entire organisation
    • accessibility from multiple locations
    • enhanced traceability of changes
    • eliminating version confusion

    Does the SWMS module encompass SJA, SOP, JSEA, THA?

    Yes, all these acronyms refer to similar functions that are performed by the SWMS module.

    • SJA - Safe Job Analysis
    • SOP - Standard Operating Procedure
    • JSEA - Job Safety and Environment Analysis
    • THA - Task Hazard Analysis

    Whatever your niche term and specification subtleties may be, the powerful configuration capabilities of the myosh platform allows this module to be tailored as needed*. Rename fields, update their functions, and modify the document handling workflow in just a few clicks. Alternatively, send your existing paperwork to the myosh expert configuration team to get it done just the way you need.

    *Feature availability depends on subscription tier. See a detailed feature comparison here.

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