Where can I find a free SWMS template?

Here are the 3 places you can download free SWMS templates that don’t require you to leave contact information:

These free SWMS templates offer a barebones structure and won’t be specific to the job – you need to fill out all the tasks involved, the hazards, and the control measures before rating the hazard.

A generic SWMS is not acceptable unless further work is done to make it ‘site-specific’

Purchasing job specific SWMS documents will have the most common tasks, its hazards, and control measures filled out so all you have to do is complete the safety assessment (usually a matrix). Additionally you will need to remove any tasks, risks and safety measures that aren’t applicable to your job to customise it – it’s much easier to do it this way than rewriting one from scratch.