Log Loader Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Log Loader 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 Log Loader 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 Log Loaders is exactly what you need if you’re aiming to promote a safer work environment and streamline all your log loading operations.

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: The SWMS Template comes pre-filled with all necessary details needed for accurate documentation. It’s thorough, covering multiple aspects of safety procedures in a simple and legible manner.
  • Fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format: You’ve full control over the template. Easily add, remove or modify any part as it suits your needs. It is designed in Microsoft Word format; hence, it’s user-friendly, especially for those familiar with basic word processing.
  • Includes the scope of the project and the project details: This template allows you to outline your projects succinctly. Clearly set out the project scope, objectives, and specific project details – no ambiguity, no confusion.
  • Includes checklist of any high-risk machinery on-site: A comprehensive checklist precisely highlighting high-risk machinery on-site is included. This ensures that potential hazard zones are readily identifiable, improving overall safety.
  • Includes space for recording any staff training: Keeping track of training sessions has been made easier. Allocate spaces for noting down training details like the date, attendees, trainers’ names, and key outcomes.
  • Includes before and after risk ratings: Record and compare safety status before and after implementing safety measures. It’s an effective means to evaluate improvements achieved via various safety programs.
  • Includes resources for use of legislative references: The inclusion of legislative reference resources offers guidance regarding regulations applicable to your specific tasks.
  • Includes all PPE required: All necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are listed out, reinforcing the need for adequate protection gear for workers.
  • Includes risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: The SWMS Template also features a full-fledged risk assessment section. A Risk Matrix offers a visual representation of risks identified and plots them based on their impact.
  • Includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS: With this, you can systematically verify that every element needed for an effective SWMS implementation is in place.
  • Includes sign-off page for all workers and responsible persons: This page will provide legal proof that all appropriate parties have read, understood and agreed to adhere to the stipulated safety procedures.
  • Easy to use, easy to customise: Simplicity takes centre stage with this template. It’s as uncomplicated as giving it a quick browse and filling in specific details relevant to your project and team.
  • Suitable for large contracts and Tenders, including tier 1 contractual work: This highly efficient and adaptable template can even cope with the complexities associated with hefty contracts and Tenders, such as tier 1 contractual work.
  • Quick delivery by email: You won’t have to wait around – we deliver the SWMS Template straight to your inbox pronto. Just click, download, and start using.

The goal is always to help tradesmen like yourself reduce risk and enhance safety standards. Let’s get started!

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

  • 1. Preparation
    • Incorrect manual handling
    • Inadequate PPE
  • 2. Pre-operational Inspection
    • Failure of equipment
    • Missed hazards due to inadequate inspection
  • 3. Loading Logs
    • Struck by moving logs
    • Log roll-out
  • 4. Transporting Logs
    • Collision with other equipment or structures
    • Load instability
  • 5. Unloading Logs
    • Crushed by logs during unloading
    • Unexpected log movement
  • 6. Log Stacking
    • Falls from height
    • Crushed by falling logs
  • 7. Maintenance Work
    • Injury from maintenance tools
    • Caught in/between machinery parts
  • 8. Breakdown Procedures
    • Inadequate safety procedures
    • Lack of knowledge on breakdown procedures
  • 9. Emergency Procedures
    • Inadequate emergency procedures
    • Lack of trained personnel for emergency situations
  • 10. End of Shift Clean-up
    • Slips
    • trips and falls due to untidy work area
    • Inadequate waste management
  • 11. Power Outage Procedures
    • Unexpected start-up of equipment
    • Improper shutdown procedures
  • 12. Dealing with Log Jams
    • Struck by moving logs
    • Slips
    • trips and falls
  • 13. Incident Management
    • Inadequate incident response procedures
    • Not reporting incidents immediately
  • 14. Safety Meeting
    • Not addressing safety issues promptly
    • Unpreparedness for meeting
  • 15. Site Clearing
    • Struck by felled trees
    • Impacts from flying debris
  • 16. Equipment Handling
    • Poor handling due to inadequate training
    • Mechanical failure of equipment
  • 17. Dealing with Hazardous Substances
    • Exposure to hazardous materials
    • Improper waste disposal
  • 18. Signalling and Communication
    • Inadequate signalling causing accidents
    • Miscommunication leading to hazards
  • 19. Hazard Identification and Reporting
    • Failure to identify potential hazards
    • Inadequate hazard reporting processes
  • 20. Weather Hazards
    • Injury due to severe weather conditions
    • Lack of proper shelter during severe weather

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 Log Loader 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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