Low Loader Trailer Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Low Loader Trailer 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 Low Loader Trailer 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

Looking for an effective, efficient, and practical solution to your Low Loader Trailer work safety needs? Let me introduce you to the Safe Work Method Statement Template for Low Loader Trailer. Structured specifically with tradies in mind, it’s designed not only to help manage health & safety on site but also aid compliance with Australian WHS legislation.

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: No need to start from scratch. We’ve filled in all the necessary information to give you a head start in your documentation.
  • Fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word: Quick and easy editing at your disposal so that you can adapt and implement the template accurately as per your project requirements.
  • Includes the scope of the project and the project details: Specify exactly what the job entails, giving everyone involved the bigger picture which let them know their part in it.
  • Includes checklist of any high-risk machinery on site: Stay on top of potential hazards with this handy list for machinery-related checks. This can be a tangible reminder for everyone to ensure safety first.
  • Includes space for recording any staff training: Keep a tally of who’s had training and when – invaluable information for both management and accountability.
  • Includes before and after risk ratings: Monitor real-time changes in risk levels, providing valuable feedback on how well safety measures are working. Monitor progress and address issues promptly.
  • Includes resources for use of legislative references: No need to trawl through pages of regulation – helpful guidance on using legalese is included. Make sure your procedures follow the codes and legalities stipulated for work safety.
  • Includes all PPE required: Be upfront about what safety gear is required and when. It helps to ensure everyone on site is protected, following the standards set for PPE usage.
  • Includes risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: We provide a structured and systematic way to identify and rate potential hazards, helping you decide where to concentrate resources.
  • Includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS: A simple layout that ticks off points as they’re done — reassuring you that nothing crucial has been missed out in implementing your safety procedures.
  • Includes sign off page for all workers and responsible persons: Get everyone’s commitment written down. Knowing who agrees to what enhances accountability and ownership – some added insurance that instructions will be followed to the letter.
  • Easy to use, easy to customise: No fuss, jargon-free templates means time efficiency for you.
  • Suitable for large contracts and Tenders, including tier 1 contractual work: Ideal for when more high-profile projects come along. Incorporating all the detail you need for these major gigs.
  • Quick delivery by email: Fast, convenient, and green – receive your template right in your inbox without delay. Making sure you can get the ball rolling on time.

Remember the buck stops with you when it comes to safety. Don’t rely solely on this document though – each worksite is unique, so you’ll need to ensure your safety procedures are tailored accordingly. But, this comprehensive template will certainly put you on the right path.

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

  • 1. Preparation
    • Trip hazards
    • manpower shortage
  • 2. Route Planning
    • Traffic controls absent
    • inadequate signage
  • 3. Vehicle Inspection
    • Faulty brakes
    • poor lighting system
  • 4. Loading
    • Improper load securing
    • overloading
  • 5. Securing Loads
    • Falling objects
    • improper tie-downs
  • 6. Traveling
    • Collision with other vehicles
    • speeding
  • 7. Unloading
    • Unstable loads
    • incorrect removal order
  • 8. Communication
    • Inaccurate information transmission
    • language barriers
  • 9. Maintenance
    • Electrical faults
    • hydraulic oil leaks
  • 10. Emergency Preparedness
    • First aid unavailability
    • lack of fire safety measures
  • 11. Rigging
    • Rigging failure
    • incorrect rigging procedures
  • 12. Documentation
    • Lost documents
    • absence of necessary permits
  • 13. Breaks and Fatigue Management
    • Insufficient rest
    • working in extreme weather conditions
  • 14. Reversing and Parking
    • Collision with pedestrian
    • incorrect parking procedure
  • 15. Final Check and Clean-up
    • Missed damage areas
    • disposed waste
  • 16. Reporting
    • Inadequate hazard reporting
    • incomplete incident logs
  • 17. Retraining
    • Expired training certificates
    • lack of skills upgrade
  • 18. Regular Audits
    • Non-compliance with regulation
    • absence of audit records
  • 19. Tracking and Monitoring
    • Ineffective tracking system
    • inadequate trip records
  • 20. Driver Fitness
    • Poor physical or mental health
    • excessive fatigue

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 Low Loader Trailer 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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