Tree Lopping, Pruning and Tree Removal Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Tree Lopping, Pruning and Tree Removal 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 Tree Lopping, Pruning and Tree Removal 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

Introducing our comprehensive Safe Work Method Statement Template specifically tailored for professionals in Tree Lopping, Pruning and Tree Removal. Here are the distinctive features this product brings to your work:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: This template comes filled with standard procedures that meet industry guidelines, yet leaves room for your specific methods.
  • Fully editable and customisable: It’s provided in Microsoft Word format for quick and easy edits to fit your business needs.
  • Project Scope and Details Inclusion: Our template includes a distinct section where you can describe the project’s scope and details – from the tools used to the number of personnel involved.
  • High Risk Machinery Checklist: Take stock of all heavy-duty machines on site using our detailed checklist – an essential feature to maintaining safety standards.
  • Space for Staff Training Records: The template incorporates sections to document any training sessions done, ensuring your team is always up-to-date with safety practises.
  • Before and After Risk Ratings: Evaluate potential hazards by providing ratings before starting and after completing the job.
  • Legislative References Resources: We’ve included a handy list of resources to keep you relevant with the latest WHS laws and regulations.
  • List of Required PPE: Ensure your crew has the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) with included lists of standard and special equipment.
  • Risk Assessment Matrix: With our risk assessment guide and matrix, you get a clear picture of possible risks and their severity, aiding you in taking preventative measures.
  • Comprehensive SWMS checklist: Confirm everything needed for the Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) has been covered with our easy-to-follow completion checklist.
  • Sign-off Page for All Parties: Our template includes a page for formal acknowledgment from not just workers, but also responsible individuals, increasing accountability for everyone involved.
  • Easy Use and Customisation: This template is user-friendly, making it easier than ever to adjust according to your work specifics.
  • Appropriateness for Large Contracts: It’s suitable for large scale operations and tier 1 contractual work, always portraying professionalism in its layout and content.
  • Quick Delivery via Email: Once purchased, we’ll swiftly send your template straight to your inbox.

Crafted with care and expertise, this SWMS Template for Tree Lopping, Pruning and Tree Removal integrates efficiency with safety, promoting smooth operations on site.

The Tree Lopping, Pruning and Tree Removal Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) includes the following job steps and related potential hazards:

  • 1. Preparation
    • Incorrect equipment
    • Lack of PPE
  • 2. Site Assessment
    • Falling branches
    • Uneven ground
  • 3. Equipment Check
    • Faulty equipment
    • Improper tools
  • 4. Traffic Control
    • Passing vehicles
    • Pedestrian interaction
  • 5. Tree Climbing
    • Falls from heights
    • Equipment failure
  • 6. Branch Removal
    • Cut injuries
    • Falling objects
  • 7. Trunk Cutting
    • Kickback from saws
    • Falling timber
  • 8. Debris Disposal
    • Manual handling injuries
    • Slippery surfaces
  • 9. Stump Grinding
    • Projectiles
    • Equipment malfunction
  • 10. Hazardous Tree Assessment
    • Decaying branches
    • Wildlife disturbance
  • 11. Canopy Access
    • Insecure anchor points
    • Weak limbs
  • 12. Lopping Techniques
    • Improper cutting technique
    • Dropping branches on power lines
  • 13. Emergency Procedures
    • Delayed emergency response
    • Inadequate first aid
  • 14. Equipment Storage
    • Theft
    • Weather damage
  • 15. Post-operation Inspection
    • Overlooked damages
    • Unsecured site
  • 16. Cleanup and Clearing
    • Sharp objects
    • Allergic reactions to sawdust
  • 17. Reporting and Documentation
    • Incomplete records
    • Miscommunication
  • 18. Maintenance Checks
    • Unserviced equipment
    • Wear and tear
  • 19. Review Safety Measures
    • Non-compliance with safety protocols
    • Inadequate hazard signs
  • 20. Client Handover
    • Customer dissatisfaction
    • Unmet expectations

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 Tree Lopping, Pruning and Tree Removal 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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