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Boating Safety Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing our Safe Work Method Statement for boating safety – a comprehensive and pre-filled document that can be fully edited and customised in Microsoft Word format for easy and efficient editing. Our SWMS provides a range of features to help ensure the safety of your boating project, including:

  • Scope and project details: Our SWMS includes space for recording the scope of the project and all relevant project details, ensuring that every aspect of the project is considered and covered.
  • Checklist of high-risk machinery: We have included a checklist of any high-risk machinery that will be on-site, so that all workers are aware of the potential risks associated with these machines.
  • Space for staff training records: Our SWMS includes space for recording any staff training that has been undertaken, ensuring that all workers are adequately trained and prepared for the job.
  • Before and after risk ratings: We have included before and after risk ratings to help you measure the effectiveness of the safety measures implemented during the project.
  • Legislative references: Our SWMS provides resources for the use of legislative references, so that you can be sure that all regulations and requirements are being met.
  • PPE requirements: Our SWMS includes a list of all PPE required for the project, ensuring that workers have access to the appropriate safety gear.
  • Risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: We have included a risk assessment and risk assessment matrix to help identify and mitigate potential risks throughout the project.
  • Implementation checklist: Our SWMS includes a checklist to ensure that all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS, making sure that nothing is missed.
  • Sign off page: Finally, our SWMS includes a sign off page for all workers and responsible persons, ensuring that everyone is on the same page and that all safety measures have been considered and implemented.

Our SWMS is easy to use, easy to customise, and suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work. We understand that every boating project is unique, which is why our SWMS is fully editable and customisable, so that you can tailor it to your specific needs.

Our SWMS is an instantly delivered download, so you can start using it straight away. It’s important to note that our SWMS is designed to be a helpful tool to assist with boating safety, and while we cannot guarantee safety, we believe that our SWMS will help to improve the safety of your boating project.

Here is some safety information related to boating safety.


  1. Drowning due to lack of personal flotation devices (PFDs) or improper use of PFDs.
  2. Injuries caused by slips, trips, and falls.
  3. Injury or death caused by the propeller or moving parts of the boat.
  4. Fire and explosion hazards from fuel or electrical sources.
  5. Collisions with other boats, objects or underwater hazards.
  6. Adverse weather conditions.
  7. Illness or injury caused by exposure to the elements.
  8. Navigation hazards, such as shallow water or hidden obstacles.
  9. Injuries caused by improper lifting or carrying of heavy objects.

Risk Controls:

  1. Personal flotation devices (PFDs) must be provided to all workers and passengers and must be worn at all times while on board the vessel.
  2. Slip-resistant footwear must be worn by all workers and passengers.
  3. The propeller and moving parts of the boat must be guarded and kept out of reach of workers and passengers.
  4. Fuel and electrical systems must be regularly maintained and inspected for potential hazards. All fuel must be stored in approved containers and secured to prevent spillage.
  5. Navigation must be carried out safely and in accordance with local laws and regulations. A lookout must be posted at all times to monitor for any hazards.
  6. Weather conditions must be regularly monitored, and the vessel must not be operated in adverse weather conditions.
  7. Workers and passengers must be protected from the elements by wearing appropriate clothing and sunscreen.
  8. Navigation hazards must be identified and avoided through the use of navigational charts, GPS systems, and by maintaining a safe speed and course.
  9. Heavy objects must be lifted and carried safely using proper lifting techniques and equipment.

Emergency Procedures:

  1. All workers and passengers must be familiar with the emergency plan for the vessel.
  2. In the event of an emergency, workers and passengers must follow the emergency procedures outlined in the emergency plan.
  3. The vessel’s safety equipment, including PFDs, must be regularly maintained and inspected.
  4. Workers and passengers must be trained in the use of the vessel’s safety equipment and emergency procedures.


  1. The skipper of the vessel is responsible for ensuring that all workers and passengers are wearing appropriate PFDs and that the vessel is operated safely and in accordance with local laws and regulations.
  2. All workers and passengers are responsible for following the safety guidelines outlined in this SWMS and for reporting any safety concerns or hazards to the skipper of the vessel.
  3. The owner of the vessel is responsible for ensuring that the vessel is properly maintained and that all safety equipment is regularly inspected and in good working condition.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey everyone, it’s your safety guy Gary here, and today I want to talk about a topic that’s super important for all business owners and managers out there: the relationship between Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) and Workers’ Compensation Claims.

Now, if you’re not familiar with SWMS, let me break it down for you real quick. A SWMS is a document that outlines the high-risk tasks involved in a job, along with the potential hazards and the measures that will be taken to control those hazards. It’s an important tool for ensuring that your workers are safe and that your business is compliant with health and safety regulations.

But here’s the thing: even with a thorough SWMS in place, accidents can still happen. And when they do, there’s a chance that your workers will need to make a Workers’ Compensation claim. Workers’ Comp is a type of insurance that provides benefits to employees who are injured or become ill on the job.

So, what’s the relationship between SWMS and Workers’ Comp claims? Well, put simply, a well-written and properly implemented SWMS can help to prevent accidents and reduce the likelihood of Workers’ Comp claims.

When you create a SWMS, you’re identifying the potential hazards and risks associated with a particular job. This allows you to take steps to eliminate or minimise those risks, such as providing appropriate training, personal protective equipment, and engineering controls.

By implementing these measures, you’re reducing the likelihood of accidents and injuries on the job. And when accidents do occur, your SWMS can help to show that you took all reasonable steps to prevent them. This can be important in defending against Workers’ Comp claims.

Let’s say, for example, that one of your workers is injured on the job and makes a Workers’ Comp claim. If you can demonstrate that you had a thorough SWMS in place, that you provided appropriate training and PPE, and that you took other steps to control the risks associated with the job, you may be able to show that the worker’s injury was not the result of negligence on your part.

On the other hand, if you don’t have a SWMS in place, or if your SWMS is incomplete or poorly implemented, you may have a harder time defending against Workers’ Comp claims. If it can be shown that you didn’t take all reasonable steps to prevent the injury, you may be found liable and required to pay compensation to the injured worker.

So, what can you do to ensure that your SWMS is effective in reducing the likelihood of Workers’ Comp claims? Here are a few tips:

  • Involve your workers in the SWMS process – Your workers are the ones who are most familiar with the tasks involved in their jobs and the potential hazards associated with those tasks. By involving them in the SWMS process, you can ensure that you’re identifying all of the risks and taking steps to control them.
  • Make sure your SWMS is comprehensive – Your SWMS should cover all of the high-risk tasks involved in a job, along with the potential hazards and the measures that will be taken to control those hazards. Don’t leave anything out, and make sure that your SWMS is up-to-date and reflects any changes in the job or the work environment.
  • Ensure that your workers are properly trained – Your workers need to know how to identify and control the hazards associated with their jobs. Make sure that they receive appropriate training on the measures outlined in your SWMS, and that they understand the importance of following those measures.
  • Regularly review and update your SWMS – Your SWMS should be a living document that’s regularly reviewed and updated as necessary. This ensures that it remains effective in controlling the risks associated with a job.

In conclusion, a well-written and properly implemented SWMS is crucial for your business. Stay safe out there and thank you for reading!


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