SWMS > Creating SWMS And Capturing SDS Information

  • Log into HammerTech (if you are not already logged in), then navigate using the left hand menu > SWMS > Create SWMS.
  • The HammerTech system allows you to upload a SWMS on behalf of another Company or for yourself. Simply Select > Employer and choose the company from the drop down menu. Then Select > Provided By and choose from the list of Personnel.
  • Note: The Personnel list will only show Inducted Personnel or the Primary Contact. Use ‘Other’ for non-Inducted Personnel or non-Primary Contact and enter their details manually in ‘Provided By Worker Name’. 
  • When creating a SWMS it is important that the 'Activity Name’ and ‘Description’ align to the SWMS document. The 'Activity Name' is a mandatory field and must be entered before submitting the SWMS.
  • A SWMS that is considered to be high risk can be flagged by ticking the High Risk checkbox which automatically sets a periodic review period. To set the review period, see SWMS > How do I configure SWMS for High Risk reviews and undertake the reviews?
  • Select if you wish to 'Upload and Approve' the SWMS or 'Just Upload', essentially deciding if you wish to approve the SWMS or save it to be approved/modified at a later date


  • Once these fields have been completed upload a scanned or PDF copy of the SWMS Select > Choose File. (10MB File Size Limit)

  • When capturing Chemical Hazard SDS within the SWMS, Select the ‘+Add SDS’ button and choose whether you want to associate the SWMS with a New or Existing SDS.
  • If you select Existing, you can search for the SDS in the drop down that appears below.
  • If you choose to enter a New SDS, complete the required information, upload a scanned or PDF copy of the SDS, choose the appropriate Pictograms associated with the Chemical Hazard SDS and include any other required attachments.
  • Select +Add Sds
  • Additional SDS can be added through selecting  ‘+Add SDS’ again


  • Single or multiple Acknowledgement Forms can be added select Choose File.
  • Select the Personnel who are assigned to this SWMS through the tick-boxes. Note: only Inducted Personnel associated to the Employer selected at the top of the page, will show in this section. When additional Personnel are inducted for this Employer, they can be added to this SWMS - see SWMS > How do I assign personnel and capture their signatures?
  • Review notes and attachments are added through Reviewer Attachment > Select > Choose File and Select > Reviewer Notes
  • The SWMS Review Checklist puts in place a trackable checklist to ensure specific requirements have been met prior to the submission of a SWMS. Each item is answered ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ by selecting the appropriate tick-box. Where a ‘No’ is recorded, further information is to be added in the ‘Details’ box. To set up the SWMS Review Checklist, see Administration > How do I configure a checklist for when I am reviewing a SWMS?


Note: The if a checklist has been created, it must be completed for every SWMS including SMWS created by a Main Contractor


  • Once complete Select > +Create.
  • This SWMS can now be viewed in SWMS > View All and/or SWMS > View High Risk SWMS.
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