Bobcat Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Bobcat Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) features:

  1. Instant download
  2. Acceptance Guaranteed
  3. Easy to edit Microsoft Word format so you can add your logo and site specific details
  4. Complies with latest legislation

Specifically, the Bobcat Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) covers:

  1. Operational guidelines, with a step by step approach to safe work
  2. Possible hazards that may be encountered
  3. Step by step safety procedures to follow
  4. Before work starts – Guidelines and Checks
  5. And more. Please check details below

Introducing our Safe Work Method Statement Template for Bobcat, which is packed with nifty features designed to make life easier for those on the construction front line! Here’s a rundown:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Our template comes pre-loaded with essential data. This means less time filling in tedious details and more time on maintaining safety!
  • Fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format: Fancy yourself as a bit of a wordsmith? This feature allows you all the freedom to tweak every detail within the template.
  • Scope of the Project and Project Details: Transparency at its finest! This feature ensures everyone knows the ins and outs of the project.
  • Checklist of High Risk Machinery: A master list to keep track of all those beastly machines and keep a tab on their safety standards.
  • Space for Recording Staff Training: Use this space to note down any training sessions your workers get, so you have a record of progress and areas of improvement.
  • Before and After Risk Ratings: An effective comparison tool, these ratings will give a clear picture about the success of your safety measures.
  • Resources for Use of Legislative References: No need to hit Google for laws related to your project; use the resources we’ve lined up here.
  • All PPE Required: A comprehensive list of the Personal Protective Equipment needed – because accidents don’t discriminate!
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Assessment Matrix: Quantifying risks has never been easier. These tools are designed to help evaluate risk levels efficiently.
  • Checklist to Ensure all Requirements are Covered: This will be your final check box, where you make sure your i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed.
  • Sign Off Page for All Workers and Responsible Persons: An important bit – the sign off page. See who’s read the document and is aware of everything contained within.
  • Easy to Use, Easy to Customise: We’ve designed this to be user-friendly for everyone. That’s even if ‘user-friendly’ is usually not a term in your vernacular!
  • Suitable for large contracts and Tenders: Whether it’s for a small job or a big tender, this template can truly shoulder the load.
  • Quick Delivery by Email: In the hustle and bustle of the job, waiting is never fun. With our express email delivery, you won’t have to!

I hope you find our Safe Work Method Statement Template beneficial in keeping your worksite safe and compliant. Remember, a little effort every day goes a long way when it comes to workplace health and safety!

The Bobcat Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) includes the following job steps and related potential hazards:

  • 1. Preparation
    • Manual handling injuries
    • Slips and trips on uneven ground
  • 2. Transporting Bobcat
    • Pedestrian injury
    • Traffic accidents
  • 3. Site Inspection
    • Fall from heights
    • Trip hazards
  • 4. Machine Setup
    • Crushing accidents
    • Entanglement
  • 5. Operator Training
    • Operator injury
    • Machine damage
  • 6. Pre Operational Checks
    • Unplanned machine movement
    • Fluid leaks
  • 7. Operate Bobcat
    • Struck by moving object
    • Collision with other machines
  • 8. Load and Unload Materials
    • Falling materials
    • Crushing injuries
  • 9. Refuelling
    • Fire or explosion
    • Spills
  • 10. Attachments Handling
    • Pinching injuries
    • Crushing injuries
  • 11. Clear Work Area
    • Struck by a falling object
    • Visibility issues
  • 12. Excavation Works
    • Trench collapse
    • Contact with underground services
  • 13. Backfilling and Compacting
    • Ground instability
    • Struck by compactor
  • 14. Maintenance
    • Maintenance-related injuries
    • Incorrect use of tools
  • 15. Site Clean-up
    • Exposure to hazardous substances
    • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • 16. Machine Shutdown
    • Stored energy release
    • Pinch points
  • 17. Storage
    • Unauthorised access
    • Vandalism
  • 18. Waste Disposal
    • Inhalation of hazardous substances
    • Sharp injuries related to waste
  • 19. Documenting Work
    • Incorrect recording
    • Miscommunication
  • 20. Emergency Procedures
    • Inadequate response to emergencies
    • Panic

Each Safe Work Method Statement has specific content that is referenced to, but not limited to a number of authorities such as Codes of Practice, Regulations, Australian Standards or the Act.

The Bobcat Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) references:

Ordering only takes a few minutes. Upon ordering completion, a link will be sent to your email address to download your documents, then add your company logo to the top of the header and you’re finished.

Your document will be delivered in editable Microsoft Word format. This PDF sample is just for preview

Frequent Questions

Safe Work Method Statement Template FAQ’s

What format is a BlueSafe Australia Safe Work Method Statement Template delivered in?

Because every SWMS needs to be edited to suit on-site specifics, it makes sense to deliver our Safe Work Method Statements in Microsoft Word Format for easy editing.

How many pages long is each Safe Work Method Statement Template?

It depends entirely on the nature of the risks associated with the SWMS Template, however on average the documents are between 7-15 pages in length. Each Safe Work Method Statement is comprehensive in nature and is easy to use.

What are before and after risk ratings?

Before and after risk ratings are simply this: When you initially start to do a job, like say drill a hole in a wall, there will be a level of risk, which for this example let's just say is a level 2 (before). The idea is that then you would implement some type of control measure to reduce the risk, and in this case we would implement the control measure of wearing safety glasses to protect the eyes. This now would bring the risk of an injury down to a level 1 (after). Here you can see how the SWMS has a before and after risk rating for each step of a job, task or process.

Why do the Safe Work Method Statement Templates have before and after risk ratings?

Before and after risk ratings are a simple and effective way to clearly show how, and how much a certain level of risk has been brought down for a certain step in a job task or process. Another reason also is that many larger contractors now like to see before and after risk ratings, so it makes sense to include them in our Templates.

Are the SWMS Templates pre-filled?

Absolutely. Every Safe Work Method Statement Template is pre-filled, high quality and comprehensive in order to help save you as much time, and deliver as much quality information as possible when conducting your own on site safety.

Do the Safe Work Method Statement Templates come with a Risk Assessment?

Yes. Each Safe Work Method Statement comes with it's own built in Risk Assessment which is part of the working document. The SWMS is straightforward, easy to use and has a risk calculator to work out the risk level and likelihood of the risk occurring.

Does each SWMS Template have the required PPE already suggested?

Yes, each SWMS Template has a range of PPE recorded, as well as picture icons of different PPE items that you can add/remove as you need to for the requirements of the job task.

What Should be Included in a Safe Work Method Statement?

If you're going to be doing any high risk construction work, you'll most likely not only need a Safe Work Method Statement, but you'll also need to make sure your SWMS has a number of checks and balances in order for the document to be accepted in your construction site safety. Purchasing a safe work method statement template can help save you quite a lot of time rather than starting from scratch. Also, just remember that even though every BlueSafe Template is highly comprehensive and pre-filled, your SWMS Template should be adjusted to suit any noticeable risks that are specific to the task you are performing.

Your Safe Work Method Statement must:
  • List or show the different types of construction work that is high risk
  • Clearly explain the workplace health and safety hazards as well as the risks that arise from the works
  • Explain in detail how each risk will be managed, maintained and controlled
  • Explain how each control measure will be implemented in order to reduce each risk
  • Describe how each control measure will be monitored an how often the control measures will be reviewed
  • Consider any additional factors that may impact the level of risk involved with the safety of the construction site such as weather, wind etc.
  • Be made available and accessible to read by employees and applicable personnel at any time.
  • Every SWMS should be easy to understand and written in plain language
  • Every BlueSafe Australia Safe Work Method Statement Template is straightforward and easy to use. They also have what's called 'before and after risk ratings', which basically means there's a built in risk assessment that is used in the process of using the document. This allows you to asses the initial risks and give them a score, and then assess the risk and give an 'after score' once the listed control measures are implemented. All our documents are comprehensive, pre-filled and easy to use. You can even download a sample below and see an example.
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