Driving Heavy Haulage Vehicles Long-Distance Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Driving Heavy Haulage Vehicles Long-Distance 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 Driving Heavy Haulage Vehicles Long-Distance 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 Driving Heavy Haulage Vehicles Long-Distance

Navigating the complexity of long-distance heavy haulage can be daunting. Ensure your compliance and enhance safety with our tailored Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) template, designed specifically for the transportation logistics of heavy vehicles over extensive roads. Here’s a breakdown of what makes our SWMS a handy tool for your operations:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive:
    This template comes packed with industry-standard content that helps you get started quickly without missing important details.
  • Fully Editable and Customisable in Microsoft Word Format:
    Modify it to suit your specific project needs and update any part smoothly using MS Word.
  • Includes the Scope of the Project and the Project Details:
    Clearly define what the project involves, setting out objectives and responsibilities from the get-go.
  • Includes Checklist of Any High Risk Machinery on Site:
    Stay mindful of potential hazards by keeping track of critical machinery that could pose risks.
  • Includes Space for Recording Any Staff Training:
    Document employee training details directly within the template to maintain comprehensive training records.
  • Includes Before and after Risk Ratings:
    Assess and compare risk levels before and after implementing safety controls to evaluate effectiveness.
  • Includes Resources for Use of Legislative References:
    Accessibly reference legal guidelines relevant to your operation to ensure compliance is met.
  • Includes All PPE Required:
    List all necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect your team members adequately.
  • Includes Risk Assessment and Risk Assessment Matrix:
    Evaluate potential risks systematically with an included matrix to better analyse and mitigate hazards.
  • Includes a Checklist to Ensure all Requirements Have Been Covered When Implementing the SWMS:
    Final checks to ensure nothing is overlooked before work proceeds.
  • Includes Sign off Page for All Workers and Responsible Persons:
    Formalise the process with signatures from all involved parties, affirming everyone understands their roles and risks.
  • Easy to Use, Easy to Customise:
    Designed with user-friendliness in mind, making it straightforward to adapt and apply even for those less familiar with document management.
  • Suitable for Large Contracts and Tenders, Including Tier 1 Contractual Work:
    Our SWMS meets the stringent requirements often demanded in large scale and high-profile projects.
  • Quick Delivery by Email:
    Get this essential document delivered straight to your inbox swiftly after purchase.

With the right documentation, fostering a safe work environment becomes more manageable, boosting overall efficiency and peace of mind.

The Driving Heavy Haulage Vehicles Long-Distance Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) includes the following job steps and related potential hazards:

  • 1. Preparation
    • Inadequate vehicle inspection
    • Fatigue
  • 2. Loading
    • Improper load securing
    • Overloading
  • 3. Departure
    • Poor visibility
    • Tyre defects
  • 4. Navigation
    • GPS malfunction
    • Unclear road signage
  • 5. Communication
    • Signal loss
    • Miscommunication
  • 6. Fuel Management
    • Fuel leakage
    • Incorrect fuel usage
  • 7. Rest Breaks
    • Insufficient breaks
    • Lack of safe rest areas
  • 8. Unloading
    • Equipment failure
    • Slip hazards
  • 9. Vehicle Maintenance
    • Irregular maintenance schedule
    • Worn parts
  • 10. Emergency Handling
    • Unavailability of first aid
    • Breakdowns
  • 11. Weather Adaptation
    • Ice
    • Heavy rain
  • 12. Route Planning
    • High traffic areas
    • Road closures
  • 13. Night Driving
    • Reduced visibility
    • Driver drowsiness
  • 14. Documentation
    • Lost documents
    • Inaccurate record keeping
  • 15. Compliance Check
    • Regulation changes
    • Non-compliance fines
  • 16. Security Measures
    • Theft
    • Vandalism
  • 17. Health Monitoring
    • Exposure to pollutants
    • High stress levels
  • 18. Reporting Incidents
    • Delayed reporting
    • Inaccurate details
  • 19. End of Journey
    • Vehicle parking
    • Personal security
  • 20. Review and Feedback
    • Incomplete feedback
    • Non-actionable reports

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 Driving Heavy Haulage Vehicles Long-Distance 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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