Use Earth Moving Machinery Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Use Earth Moving Machinery 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 Use Earth Moving Machinery 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
Product Description: Safe Work Method Statement Template for Use with Earth Moving Machinery

If you’re gearing up to tackle a project involving earth moving machinery, having the right paperwork isn’t just necessary; it’s a must to ensure safety and compliance. Our Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) template is designed to help you manage all aspects of workplace safety effectively and efficiently. Here’s what makes our template stand out:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Jumpstart your documentation process with our pre-filled SWMS template that covers various common scenarios in earth moving projects. It helps you get a good start, saving time and effort in filling out repetitive information.
  • Fully Editable and Customisable in Microsoft Word Format: Need to make adjustments? No worries! Our template is fully editable, allowing you to tailor every part of the SWMS to suit your specific project needs.
  • Includes the Scope of the Project and the Project Details: Clearly outline what the project involves and the specifics such as location, expected duration, and key personnel involved. This clarity is vital for everyone on site.
  • Includes Checklist of Any High Risk Machinery on Site: Keep track of high-risk machinery used on-site. This checklist ensures you’re prepared and aware, helping prevent potential accidents.
  • Includes Space for Recording Any Staff Training: Document the training your staff has undergone specifically for the project at hand. Proper training recording is crucial for audit purposes and compliance.
  • Includes Before and After Risk Ratings: Evaluate and record the risk levels before and after implementing safety measures. These ratings are essential for measuring the effectiveness of your safety protocols.
  • Includes Resources for Use of Legislative References: Stay compliant with the law by referencing the necessary legislation directly linked to the tasks being performed. Keeping this info handy promotes legal compliance and worker safety.
  • Includes All PPE Required: List all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for each task. Ensuring all workers are properly equipped minimises the risk of injuries.
  • Includes Risk Assessment and Risk Assessment Matrix: Our SWMS template comes with tools to help you assess and manage risks effectively using an intuitive matrix format.
  • Includes a Checklist to Ensure All Requirements Have Been Covered When Implementing the SWMS: Double-check your safety preparations with our comprehensive checklist that covers all bases, making sure nothing is missed.
  • Includes Sign Off Page for All Workers and Responsible Persons: Secure signatures from all parties acknowledging they understand and agree to follow the laid-out procedures and safety measures.
  • Easy to Use, Easy to Customise: Our template is user-friendly, designed with simplicity in mind so you can adapt it quickly without needing special software or skills.
  • Suitable for Large Contracts and Tenders, Including Tier 1 Contractual Work: Our SWMS template meets the rigorous standards often required in large contracts and tender submissions, ensuring you present your business as compliant and professional.
  • Quick Delivery by Email: Time is off the essence; receive your template quickly via email so you can get started right away.

This SWMS template is not just a document; it’s a tool aimed at boosting safety, streamlining documentation, and helping you meet project-specific and legislative requirements with greater ease. Tailor it to your project, fill it in, and get everybody onboard—”safe and sound” becomes more than just a saying on your worksite. Good luck!

The Use Earth Moving Machinery Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) includes the following job steps and related potential hazards:

  • 1. Preparation
    • Incorrect equipment
    • Lack of training
  • 2. Site Assessment
    • Unstable ground
    • Overhead obstacles
  • 3. Equipment Setup
    • Equipment failure
    • Inadequate space
  • 4. Operation Start
    • Poor visibility
    • Operator error
  • 5. Excavation
    • Collapsing walls
    • Striking underground utilities
  • 6. Load Handling
    • Overloading
    • Improper load distribution
  • 7. Vehicle Movement
    • Collision with objects
    • Reversing accidents
  • 8. Maintenance
    • Improper tools
    • Untrained staff
  • 9. Breakdown Management
    • Delayed response
    • Faulty repair
  • 10. Fuel Handling
    • Spills
    • Fire hazard
  • 11. Dust Management
    • Dust inhalation
    • Reduced visibility
  • 12. Noise Control
    • Excessive noise
    • Hearing damage
  • 13. De-rigging
    • Equipment damage
    • Personal injury
  • 14. Site Clearance
    • Waste disposal issues
    • Leftover material hazards
  • 15. Reporting
    • Inaccurate reporting
    • Non-compliance with regulations
  • 16. Emergency Procedures
    • Lack of emergency access
    • Ineffective communication
  • 17. Demobilisation
    • Vehicle movements
    • Environmental contamination
  • 18. Final Inspection
    • Oversights in inspection
    • Miscommunication
  • 19. Sign-off
    • Incomplete documentation
    • Approval delays
  • 20. Client Handover
    • Client dissatisfaction
    • Unclear instructions

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 Use Earth Moving Machinery 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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