Compact Loader Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Compact Loader 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 Compact Loader 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

Product Description: Safe Work Method Statement Template for Compact Loader

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: This template is fully loaded with all the necessary details that most project sites require. It comes pre-filled, means it contains all the standard sections that you might need. Simply fill in your specific project details and you’re ready to go!
  • Fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format: You can easily adjust this template to suit your needs. Whether you’re adding new tasks, deleting unnecessary ones, or adjusting detailed descriptions, simply open the template in Word and do what needs to be done.
  • Includes the scope of the work and the project details: The relevant fields are already put in place for you to easily input the clear explanation of the project along with estimated timelines, and expected outcomes.
  • Includes checklist of any high risk machinery on site: This feature helps you assess potential problems with any onsite machinery, such as cranes, hoists, compact loaders and more. It allows you to keep track of the state of the machinery and when it was last checked for safety purposes.
  • Includes space for recording any staff training: Tracking the education and competency of your team is vital in maintaining a safe worksite. Here, you’ve got room to record completed trainings and keep an eye out for those that are due soon.
  • Includes before and after risk ratings: By estimating the risk level before and after implementing a safety measure, you can demonstrate the efficacy of your measures and identify areas that still require attention.
  • Includes resources for use of legislative references: This vital function links you directly with current laws and regulations. Staying on top of these means always being up to date with any changes in the legislation.
  • Includes all PPE required: The template helps to make sure that you’re not missing out on essential protective gear needed for each task. Be it helmets, goggles or safety shoes, the checklist got it all covered!
  • Includes risk assessment and a risk assessment matrix: A crucial part of managing workplace health and safety is performing risk assessments. Our matrix can help clarify how risks are ranked so you can focus on addressing the most severe ones first.
  • Includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS: Here is a simple way to ensure all your bases are covered when implementing safety measures. Cross off items as they’re completed, and anyone pertaining to the project is clear on what has been taken care of and what’s yet to be done.
  • Includes sign off page for all workers and responsible persons: This provides a spot for everyone involved to confirm they understand the safety procedures. That way there’s no confusion about responsibilities and compliance.
  • Easy to use, easy to customise: We’ve designed our template with simplicity in mind. It’s meant to be intuitive and user friendly, so you can spend less time tinkering and more time ticking off tasks!
  • Suitable for large contracts and Tenders, including tier 1 contractual work: Although it’s easy to use, this doesn’t mean we’ve cut corners on comprehensiveness. It’s hefty enough for major contracts and tender works, making sure you’re appropriately set up no matter the size of the project.
  • Quick delivery by email: No waiting around for this essential tool. Once purchased, we’ll zip it through to your specified email so you can get stuck into the job at hand.

Remember folks, while our Safe Work Method Statement Template for Compact Loader will help guide you through managing workplace health and safety, there are no guarantees. Safety at workplace is everyone’s responsibility and relies on continued vigilance and dedication. Use the template as your aid in navigating through these vital parts of your work but always be aware of your unique situation which may require addressing further specific concerns. Stay safe!

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

  • 1. Preparation
    • Unauthorised access
    • improper training
  • 2. Pre-start Inspection
    • Faulty equipment
    • inadequate safety gear
  • 3. Operating the Compact Loader
    • Incorrect operation
    • noise
  • 4. Loading/Unloading Materials
    • Fall from height
    • object drop
  • 5. Maintenance & Servicing
    • Contact with moving parts
    • chemical exposure
  • 6. Fuelling
    • Flammable liquids
    • inhalation hazard
  • 7. Clearing the Site
    • Sharp objects
    • trip hazards
  • 8. Parking and Shut Down
    • Rollover
    • incorrect procedure followed
  • 9. Emergency Procedures
    • Failure in identifying emergency situations
    • chaotic evacuation
  • 10. Transporting Loader
    • Unsecured load
    • traffic accidents
  • 11. Weather Conditions
    • Slippery surfaces
    • exposure to extreme weather condition
  • 12. Stockpiling
    • Unstable pile collapse
    • dust emission
  • 13. Excavating
    • Unexpected ground conditions
    • buried services struck
  • 14. Backfilling
    • Trench Collapse
    • working too close to edge
  • 15. Site Rehabilitation
    • Improper waste management
    • hazardous materials left onsite
  • 16. Demobilisation of Equipment
    • Equipment left switched on
    • unsecured equipment transported
  • 17. Communication Failure
    • Misunderstanding instructions
    • inadequate information sharing
  • 18. Night Work
    • Poor visibility
    • fatigue
  • 19. Manual Handling
    • Improper lifting techniques
    • over-exertion injuries
  • 20. Breakdown and Recovery
    • Hazardous rescue operations
    • injury during repair

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 Compact Loader 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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