Dock Levellers Operation Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Dock Levellers Operation 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 Dock Levellers Operation 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 Template for Dock Levellers Operation:

A comprehensive and meticulously organised document, our Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) template set for operation of dock levellers aids in ensuring you’re taking a proactive approach to identifying risks and maintaining safety in the workplace. Let’s explore these features:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: This template arrives pre-loaded with essential information, but provides room for pertinent specifics to be added. This ensures each SWMS maintains a level of individuality, adapting to specific project requirements.
  • Fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format: Adding or tweaking contents can be done effortlessly. This feature provides flexibility, allowing changes tailored to your unique workplace environment and job practise.
  • Includes the scope of the project and the project details: Here, crucial particulars concerning the project like its purpose, place and targets are provided. This helps outline project expectations and requirements for every team member.
  • Includes checklist of any high risk machinery on site: The identification of potential hazards linked to machinery is critical. Logging such information assists in acknowledging inherent risks in a methodical way, promoting proper action to tackle them.
  • Includes space for recording any staff training: Records of completed staff training can be maintained here. This serves as compelling proof of compliance to legislation regarding worker competency.
  • Includes before and after risk ratings: A comparative glance at perceived risks prior to and following control measures bolsters awareness of their effectiveness.
  • Includes resources for use of legislative references: With references included, understanding and adhering to stipulated laws becomes straightforward and uncluttered.
  • Includes all PPE required: It is clear and concise on personal protective equipment (PPE) required for each task, ensuring that safety measures never slip through the cracks.
  • Includes risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: By including a thorough risk assessment alongside an easy-to-interpret matrix, evaluating and prioritising workplace hazards becomes a smoother process.
  • Includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS: This provides a systematic way of making sure that no fundamental aspect has been overlooked.
  • Includes sign off page for all workers and responsible persons: Authenticating acknowledgement and acceptance from all participants consolidates accountability and demonstrates compliance with workplace procedures.
  • Easy to use, easy to customise: The user-friendly design and simple navigation offer ease while also enabling modification to better suit each unique setting.
  • Suitable for large contracts and Tenders, including tier 1 contractual work: Its robust and scalable nature equips this template to align with the demands of substantial projects and high-end contract work.
  • Quick delivery by email: To ensure swift receipt, the template is delivered promptly via email right after purchase.

A little bit formal yet rustically charming, our Safe Work Method Statement Template makes abiding by safety regulations as uncomplicated as an Aussie beach session!

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

  • 1. Preparation
    • Incorrect manual handling
    • Tripping over equipment
  • 2. Initial Equipment Check
    • Equipment malfunction
    • Electric shock from damaged cords
  • 3. Positioning of Dock Leveller
    • Crushing or pinching injuries
    • Slips and falls
  • 4. Loading and Unloading
    • Falling objects
    • Tripping over loose products
  • 5. Level Adjustment
    • Crushing or pinching injuries
    • Equipment failure
  • 6. Continuous Monitoring
    • Fatigue
    • Concentration lapses resulting in accidents
  • 7. Lowering of Dock Leveller
    • Falls from height
    • Crushing or pinching injuries
  • 8. Post-Operation Equipment Check
    • Electric shock from unchecked cords
    • Equipment malfunction
  • 9. Parking and Securing Unit
    • Unauthorized use leading to accidents
    • Equipment theft
  • 10. Reporting Defects/Faults
    • Accidents caused by unidentified or unreported faults
  • 11. Clean Up
    • Slips and trips on cleaning fluids
    • Incorrect disposal of waste
  • 12. Shut Down Procedures
    • Equipment malfunction
    • Electrocution from faulty switch off
  • 13. Emergency Procedures
    • Insufficient knowledge causing panic
    • Inadequate emergency exits
  • 14. Training for New Operators
    • Inadequate skill leading to accidents
    • Lack of familiarity with procedures
  • 15. Regular Maintenance Checks
    • Undetected defective equipment
    • Failure due to lack of regular service
  • 16. Safety and Health Meetings
    • Miscommunication leading to accidents
    • Non-compliance with safety standards
  • 17. Auditing Procedures
    • Inadequate recording leading to undetected issues
    • Lack of follow-up action due to poor auditing
  • 18. Reviewing and Updating SWMS
    • Outdated procedures causing accidents
    • Non-adherence to updates by staff
  • 19. Waste Management
    • Incorrect disposal leads to hazards
    • Failure to recycle as per guidelines
  • 20. Staff Welfare Measures
    • Lack of rest leading to fatigue and accidents
    • Inadequate health provisions leading to sick leave

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 Dock Levellers Operation 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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