Dangerous Goods Transportation Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Dangerous Goods Transportation 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 Dangerous Goods Transportation 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 Dangerous Goods Transportation

This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) template has been specifically designed to meet the needs of those responsible for the transportation of dangerous goods. Easy to use and fully adaptable, this template ensures you’re covering all necessary precautionary steps effectively. Below are the key features that make this template a valuable tool:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Saves time with expertly pre-filled sections that cover standard processes, helping you get started immediately without starting from scratch.
  • Fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format for easy editing: Simply tailor the content according to your specific project requirements directly in Microsoft Word.
  • Includes the scope of the project and the project details: Clearly define the boundaries and details of your project to ensure everyone understands the tasks at hand.
  • Includes checklist of any high-risk machinery on site: A handy checklist to verify all potentially hazardous machinery is identified and handled properly.
  • Includes space for recording any staff training: Keep track of training completion which is crucial for compliance and safety standards.
  • Includes before and after risk ratings: Assess risks both prior to and after implementation of control measures to evaluate effectiveness.
  • Includes resources for use of legislative references: Reference key legislation directly within the SWMS to ensure compliance and inform decision-making.
  • Includes all PPE required: List all Personal Protective Equipment needed for tasks involved in handling dangerous goods.
  • Includes risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: Methodologically determine potential hazards and their impact to prioritise safety measures.
  • Includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS: Final checks to guarantee that no aspect of the safe work methods is overlooked.
  • Includes sign off page for all workers and responsible persons: Accounts for accountability ensuring all parties acknowledge their roles and understand the procedures.
  • Easy to use, easy to customise: Designed keeping simplicity and convenience in mind; make it your own with minimal hassle.
  • Suitable for large contracts and Tenders, including tier 1 contractual work: Robust enough for high-level contracts, offering reliability for significant business dealings.
  • Quick delivery by email: Get started promptly with fast electronic delivery directly to your inbox.

Whether you’re gearing up for a hefty contract or just ensuring everyday transport operations adhere to safety standards, our Safe Work Method Statement Template for Dangerous Goods Transportation helps keep things in check. It’s user-friendly and comprehensive, tailored to streamline the management of transportation safety requirements efficiently.

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

  • 1. Preparation
    • Incorrect handling
    • Lack of training
  • 2. Loading
    • Overloading
    • Slippery surfaces
  • 3. Documentation
    • Inaccurate paperwork
    • Non-compliance with regulations
  • 4. Vehicle Inspection
    • Mechanical failure
    • Tyre defects
  • 5. Journey Planning
    • Route hazards
    • Weather conditions
  • 6. Packaging
    • Inadequate containment
    • Label errors
  • 7. Labelling
    • Mislabeling
    • Unreadable labels
  • 8. Handling Equipment
    • Equipment malfunction
    • Improper use
  • 9. PPE Usage
    • Inadequate PPE
    • Improper PPE fitting
  • 10. Loading Dock Safety
    • Falls
    • Collisions
  • 11. Transport Mode Selection
    • Inappropriate vehicle type
    • Vehicle overcapacity
  • 12. Emergency Response Planning
    • Lack of emergency equipment
    • Untrained staff
  • 13. Communication
    • Miscommunication
    • Signal failure
  • 14. Unloading
    • Manual handling injuries
    • Equipment faults
  • 15. Waste Disposal
    • Environmental contamination
    • Incorrect disposal methods
  • 16. Post-transport Review
    • Missed incidents
    • Non-reporting of issues
  • 17. Maintenance Checks
    • Overlooked damages
    • Delayed repairs
  • 18. Staff Training
    • Insufficient training
    • Unaware of updates
  • 19. Compliance Audits
    • Non-compliance fines
    • Regulatory breaches
  • 20. Reporting
    • Incomplete reports
    • Data loss

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 Dangerous Goods Transportation 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.

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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