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Digger Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)

Introducing our Digger Safe Work Method Statement – a pre-filled and comprehensive tool to help ensure the safety of your workers and project site. Here are some of the key features:

  • Fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format for easy editing: We understand that each project is unique and may require specific details to be added or removed from the SWMS. Our product is designed to be fully customisable so that it can fit the needs of your project.
  • Includes the scope of the project and the project details: The SWMS includes a clear and concise scope of the project, as well as project details that are essential for ensuring the safety of your workers.
  • Includes checklist of any high risk machinery on site: Our SWMS includes a checklist of high-risk machinery on site, which helps you identify and address any potential safety hazards before they become a problem.
  • Includes space for recording any staff training: Our product includes a section for recording staff training, ensuring that all workers have been properly trained before operating the machinery.
  • Includes before and after risk ratings: The SWMS includes before and after risk ratings, allowing you to assess the effectiveness of your safety measures.
  • Includes resources for use of legislative references: We have included resources for the use of legislative references, making it easy for you to ensure that your project complies with all relevant safety regulations.
  • Includes all PPE required: The SWMS includes a list of all PPE required for using diggers on your project site, so that your workers are properly equipped and protected.
  • Includes risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: Our product includes a risk assessment and risk assessment matrix to help you identify and mitigate potential safety risks.
  • Includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS: We have included a checklist to ensure that all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS, giving you peace of mind that nothing has been overlooked.
  • Includes sign off page for all workers and responsible persons: Our SWMS includes a sign off page for all workers and responsible persons, ensuring that everyone involved in the project has acknowledged and agreed to the safety measures in place.
  • Easy to use, easy to customise: Our product is designed to be user-friendly, making it easy for you to implement and edit the SWMS as needed.
  • Suitable for large contracts and Tenders, including tier 1 contractual work: Our SWMS is suitable for use on large contracts and Tenders, including tier 1 contractual work.
  • Instantly delivered download: Once you purchase our SWMS, you will receive an instantly downloadable file, allowing you to get started on your project right away.

At our company, we understand the importance of safety on project sites. That’s why we have designed our Safe Work Method Statement for using diggers to be a helpful tool in ensuring the safety of your workers and project site.

Here is some safety information related to working with diggers.

  1. Hazards:
  • Collisions with other vehicles or objects on the site
  • Contact with underground services or utilities
  • Falls from height while working near the edge of the excavation
  • Crushing or entanglement injuries from moving parts of the digger
  • Noise exposure and vibration from the equipment
  • Dust exposure from the excavation work
  1. Risk Control Measures:
  • A designated work area will be established and clearly marked with barriers and signage to prevent unauthorised access.
  • A trained spotter will be assigned to guide the digger operator and maintain visual contact with the surroundings.
  • Prior to excavation work, a Dial Before You Dig service will be contacted to identify and mark the location of underground services or utilities.
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided, including high visibility clothing, hearing protection, and respiratory masks if needed.
  • The digger will be regularly serviced and inspected to ensure all safety features are in place and functioning correctly.
  • Workers will be trained on the safe use of the equipment and emergency response procedures.
  1. Emergency Response:
  • First aid kits and fire extinguishers will be located nearby the work area.
  • In the event of an emergency, all workers will be instructed to evacuate the area and move to a safe distance.
  • The digger operator will be trained on the correct use of emergency stop buttons and procedures for safely exiting the equipment.
  • An emergency response plan will be developed and communicated to all workers prior to commencing work.
  1. Communication:
  • All workers involved in the excavation work will be provided with a copy of this and briefed on the identified hazards and risk control measures.
  • Regular communication will be maintained between workers, the digger operator, and the spotter to ensure the safe operation of the equipment.
  • Any changes to the work site or work procedures will be communicated to all workers.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey, everybody! Today I want to talk about something serious – the dangers of working with a digger. It’s important to understand the potential hazards and how to take necessary safety precautions to avoid accidents and injuries.

First and foremost, operating a digger requires specialised skills and training. It’s not something you can just pick up and start using. If you’re not properly trained or certified, you could end up causing serious harm to yourself or others. So, if you’re considering using a digger, make sure you get the proper training and certification before doing so.

Another danger to be aware of is the risk of electrical shock. If you’re digging near power lines or underground cables, you need to take extra precautions to avoid accidentally touching them. This can cause serious injury or even death. Always be aware of your surroundings and use caution when digging in areas where electrical lines are present.

It’s also important to be mindful of underground hazards, such as gas lines or water mains. Before digging, it’s important to locate any underground pipes or wires to avoid damaging them. Hitting a gas line can be especially dangerous, as it can cause explosions or fires.

In addition to these hazards, there are also risks associated with the equipment itself. Diggers are heavy machines that can easily tip over if they’re not properly stabilised. It’s important to use caution when operating a digger on uneven terrain or when lifting heavy loads. Always make sure the machine is stable before using it.

Another important safety consideration is the use of proper personal protective equipment (PPE). This includes items like hard hats, safety glasses, and steel-toed boots. PPE can help protect you from flying debris or other hazards that may arise while operating a digger.

Finally, it’s important to always follow the manufacturer’s instructions and safety guidelines when operating a digger. This means properly maintaining the equipment and regularly checking for any signs of wear or damage. It’s also important to make sure the machine is properly fuelled and lubricated before use.

In summary, working with a digger can be dangerous if proper safety precautions are not taken. It’s important to get the proper training and certification before operating a digger, and to always be aware of your surroundings and potential hazards. Make sure you’re wearing the proper PPE and following the manufacturer’s guidelines for safe operation. By taking these precautions, you can help minimise the risk of accidents and injuries when working with a digger.

Regards,

G!

Digger Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)

Total Inc GST

$96.80

After working for larger companies that take their safety seriously, Bluesafe’s documentation was on par with these companies. You’ve given us the ability to access the same sort of resources that only bigger companies have access to.

Warren Kingsley
Alstain Sheetmetal

 

I was very impressed with both the service and the turnaround time in dealing with Bluesafe. I was up and running with minimal fuss.

Dr Doug Josephides
Bayside Natural Medicine

 

You guys added real value with the required documentation that was high quality, affordable, very well put together and easy to implement. By the way, we secured our government tender for another seven years.

Rodney Prendergast
MMLA Group

 

Getting through an audit can be a daunting experience. Bluesafe’s documentation made the experience so much easier than we had anticipated and we passed the audit without any issues whatsoever. Thanks again, highly appreciated.

Brock Richards
Richards Quality Projects

 

Thanks so much for the quick response! Not only are the documents comprehensive, but on the same morning my audit was due I received the support I needed within the hour. Highly recommended!

Kathie Gorman
Kaygee Home and Community Support

 

From the initial contact we’ve had with Bluesafe we’ve found that your customer service, product quality and the after sales support to have been nothing short of excellent. You’ve given us a great customer experience.

Glenn King
Turnco Office Furniture

 

I just want to say a heartfelt thanks to the team at Bluesafe. Thank you so much for your service, help and support… We passed our NDIS audit!

Dr Scott Ling
Sustain Health

 

Digger Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)

Total Inc GST

$96.80

After working for larger companies that take their safety seriously, Bluesafe’s documentation was on par with these companies. You’ve given us the ability to access the same sort of resources that only bigger companies have access to.

Warren Kingsley
Alstain Sheetmetal

 

I was very impressed with both the service and the turnaround time in dealing with Bluesafe. I was up and running with minimal fuss.

Dr Doug Josephides
Bayside Natural Medicine

 

You guys added real value with the required documentation that was high quality, affordable, very well put together and easy to implement. By the way, we secured our government tender for another seven years.

Rodney Prendergast
MMLA Group

 

Getting through an audit can be a daunting experience. Bluesafe’s documentation made the experience so much easier than we had anticipated and we passed the audit without any issues whatsoever. Thanks again, highly appreciated.

Brock Richards
Richards Quality Projects

 

Thanks so much for the quick response! Not only are the documents comprehensive, but on the same morning my audit was due I received the support I needed within the hour. Highly recommended!

Kathie Gorman
Kaygee Home and Community Support

 

From the initial contact we’ve had with Bluesafe we’ve found that your customer service, product quality and the after sales support to have been nothing short of excellent. You’ve given us a great customer experience.

Glenn King
Turnco Office Furniture

 

I just want to say a heartfelt thanks to the team at Bluesafe. Thank you so much for your service, help and support… We passed our NDIS audit!

Dr Scott Ling
Sustain Health

 

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