Crawler Crane Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Crawler Crane 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 Crawler Crane 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

Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) Template for Crawler Crane

Prepare your worksite with ease and confidence using our robust Safe Work Method Statement Template, specifically tailored for operation with crawler cranes. Here are the key features packed into this handy document:

Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Skip the brain strain by starting with our template that already includes all standard details involved in crawler crane operations.

Fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format: You can add, edit or remove any aspect of the document to fit your unique work setting. It’s flexible and completely yours to manage.

Inclusive of project’s scope and details: The template contains spaces to clearly state all specifics about the project you’re undertaking, such as its scope, activities involved and their sequence.

Checklist of high-risk machinery on site: Keep track of all heavy-duty pieces of equipment at the site and ensure everyone is aware of their presence.

Space for recording staff training: Monitor training sessions given to your team and keep an eye out for any who might need further guidance.

Before and after risk ratings: Spot the big differences in potential hazards before and after implementing safety measures through our convenient risk-rating segment.

Resources for Reference to Legislation: Never lose sight of compliance! Our SWMS template outlines the specific legislative references related to crawler crane operations.

PPE Requirement Outline: Appropriate personal protective equipment is critical. This feature ensures that all PPE requirements are accounted for and recorded.

Risk Assessment and Matrix: Manage your risks effectively with a dedicated section to identify, rate and control all perceived risks.

Requirements’ Checklist: Be sure that all safety and operational protocols are followed with our inclusive checklist.

Sign-off page for all workers and responsible persons: Keep full records of everyone involved in the operation, along with their acknowledgement of receiving training and understanding risks.

User Friendly: Our template is designed for straightforward use, and easy customisation without any fuss. No matter if you’re a seasoned safety pro or new to the role, using it is a breeze.

Suitable for substantial contracts and Tenders: We have designed our SWMS template to meet the needs of large scale projects, including tier 1 contractual work.

Quick delivery by eMail: Forget waiting for postal deliveries! We’ll send your finished template straight to your inbox ready for immediate use.

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

  • 1. Preparation
    • Unstable ground
    • Falling objects
  • 2. Equipment Inspection
    • Malfunctioning equipment
    • Inadequate maintenance
  • 3. Safety Briefings
    • Lack of hazard awareness
    • Non-adherence to safety protocols
  • 4. Crane Set Up
    • Crane tipping over
    • Struck by load
  • 5. Load Lifting
    • Unbalanced loads
    • Exceeding capacity
  • 6. Signal Communication
    • Incorrect signals
    • Miscommunication
  • 7. Load Transportation
    • Collision with other equipment
    • Falling load
  • 8. Load Setting Down
    • Crushed by load
    • Unbalanced load
  • 9. Dismantling crane
    • Falls from height
    • Struck by equipment
  • 10. Maintenance & Servicing
    • Exposure to harmful substances
    • Electrical hazards
  • 11. Emergency Preparedness
    • Ineffective emergency procedures
    • Lack of first aid facilities
  • 12. PPE Usage
    • Inadequate comfort
    • Ill-fitting PPE
  • 13. Manual Handling
    • Musculoskeletal injury
    • Slips
    • trips and falls
  • 14. Working At Heights
    • Fall from heights
    • Dropping tools/objects
  • 15. Weather Conditions
    • Slippery surfaces
    • High wind speeds
  • 16. Housekeeping
    • Tripping over discarded material
    • Stepping on sharp objects
  • 17. Post Operation Briefing
    • Inaccurate reporting
    • Missed hazard identifications
  • 18. Crane Storage
    • Unauthorized usage
    • Uncontrolled movements
  • 19. Waste Disposal
    • Biohazard exposure
    • Inadequate waste handling and disposal
  • 20. Documentation & Reporting
    • Incorrect record-keeping
    • Failure to report incidents

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 Crawler Crane 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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