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Safety in Construction kit

Who the kit will help

Our Safety in Construction kit is aimed at small residential builders, but also aims to help larger residential construction businesses that have more comprehensive requirements.

What the kit is about

The kit will help you:

  • understand your obligations under the work health and safety laws
  • develop a work health and safety (WHS) management plan for your business
  • develop Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) for high risk construction work.

Resources

Your guide to managing safety in housing and construction (PDF, 1.5 MB) This booklet follows the structure of a WHS management plan, so you can refer to it as you develop your own plan. It includes roles and responsibilities of people in a construction project, licences for high risk work, emergency preparation, induction, and safe work method statements.

Construction tools and templates These include a WHS management plan, safe work method statement, site rules and more. Sample text is included to show how these might look and what you might say, but it’s important you adapt these to suit your business and projects.

Safe work method statements (SWMS) Explains which activities require a SWMS, explains how to prepare, implement and review a SWMS, and more.

Request an Advisor visit

As part of our commitment to helping construction businesses meet their safety obligations, our WorkSafe Advisors can meet with you, deliver you a copy of the guide booklet, and help you understand the contents.

The Advisors are not Inspectors — their role is to support and guide you to creating a safer workplace

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Updated: 5th May 2020