Grapple Truck Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Grapple Truck 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 Grapple Truck 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

Our Safe Work Method Statement Template for Grapple Truck is diligently designed to help tradespeople like you manage health and safety responsibilities at their workplace. It is built with care, full of useful features and details that are explained below:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: The SWMS template comes pre-filled, providing a solid foundation to create a comprehensive workplace method statement. Essentials like the processes, risks involved, and control measures are intelligently outlined to save your time.
  • Fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format: We know every business has its unique needs! That’s why it’s fully editable and customisable in MS Word format. So, tweaking it according to your specifics is as smooth as a kangaroo hop.
  • Includes the scope of the project and project details: Keep your team in the loop. Our template includes sections to clearly mention the scope and other relevant project details, ensuring transparency and clear communication amongst all involved parties.
  • Includes checklist of high-risk machinery on site: Identify and manage hazardous equipment with our handy checklist included in the template, making machinery risk management efficient and effective.
  • Includes space for recording any staff training: Record all staff training experiences within the template, keeping staff development organised spruces up compliance and enhances project safety.
  • Includes before and after risk ratings: Support your team in understanding risk better. Compare the ‘before’ and ‘after’ risk ratings, then illustrate how your well-placed controls have reduced risks.
  • Includes resources for use of legislative references: Staying informed is vital! Our template provides resources for referencing legislation, helping you stay on the right side of the law.
  • Includes all PPE required: There’s no compromise on safety! The template outlines all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that should be employed while working, helping prevent workplace accidents.
  • Includes risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: Making risks visible and understandable. It includes a section to conduct thorough risk assessments, supplemented with a risk assessment matrix for clarity.
  • Includes a checklist to ensure all requirements covered implementing SWMS: A handy checklist ensures you haven’t skipped anything important during your implementation of the SWMS. Don’t just do it – do it right!
  • Includes sign off page for all workers and responsible persons: Keep accountability in check with our included sign-off page. It confirms everyone understands and accepts their responsibilities, promoting health and safety culture.
  • Easy to use, easy to customise: The SWMS template is user-friendly. Navigating and modifying the document will be a breeze, even if you’re not tech-savvy.
  • Suitable for large contracts and Tenders, including tier 1 contractual work: You’re gearing up for big projects? Good on you! Our template is perfect for large contracts and tenders, fitting neatly with the demands of any tier 1 works.
  • Quick delivery by email: No messing around, mate! Once purchased, we rapidly deliver your template straight to your email inbox.

In summary, our Safe Work Method Statement Template for Grapple Truck combines convenience, compliance, and clarity to support you in promoting a safer work environment.

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

  • 1. Preparation
    • Slips
    • trips and falls
    • exposure to hazardous substances
  • 2. Arrival at site
    • Traffic accidents
    • collision with pedestrians
  • 3. Unload Equipment
    • Manual handling injuries
    • noise exposure
  • 4. Set up work area
    • Falling objects
    • injury from uncontrolled energy
  • 5. Perform task (Grapple Operations)
    • Equipment failure
    • struck by moving object
  • 6. Load back equipment
    • Hand injuries
    • back injuries
  • 7. Transporting waste
    • Leaks of hazardous substances
    • spills
  • 8. Leave the site
    • Traffic incidents
    • interaction with public
  • 9. Document and report
    • Human error in reporting
    • misunderstood instructions
  • 10. Maintenance & checks
    • Incorrect maintenance process
    • unguarded machinery
  • 11. Emergency procedures
    • Inadequate first aid
    • lack of emergency escape routes
  • 12. Dealing with biohazard materials
    • Exposure to biological hazards
    • needle stick injuries
  • 13. Manual handling
    • Strains and sprains
    • cuts from sharp objects
  • 14. Working at heights
    • Falls from height
    • dropped tools or materials
  • 15. Wearing personal protective equipment
    • Inadequate protection
    • misuse of PPE

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 Grapple Truck 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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