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Grader Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing the Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) for using a grader, a comprehensive and pre-filled document that will assist your team in complying with all necessary health and safety regulations. Our SWMS is designed to provide a clear framework for ensuring the safe operation of a grader on any worksite.

Our SWMS includes the following key features:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Our SWMS is pre-filled with all of the necessary information for using a grader safely, including risk assessments, PPE requirements, and legislative references. This saves you time and effort while ensuring that no important details are overlooked.
  • Fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format: Our SWMS is fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format, making it easy for you to tailor the document to your specific needs and requirements. You can easily add or remove information, update details, and make changes as necessary.
  • Includes scope of the project and project details: Our SWMS includes a clear and concise scope of the project and project details, ensuring that all workers are aware of the specific requirements of the job.
  • Includes checklist of any high-risk machinery on site: Our SWMS includes a checklist of any high-risk machinery on site, ensuring that all potential hazards are identified and addressed.
  • Includes space for recording any staff training: Our SWMS includes space for recording any staff training, ensuring that all workers are adequately trained and qualified to operate the grader.
  • Includes before and after risk ratings: Our SWMS includes before and after risk ratings, allowing you to measure the effectiveness of your safety measures and make any necessary improvements.
  • Includes resources for use of legislative references: Our SWMS includes resources for the use of legislative references, ensuring that you are fully compliant with all relevant regulations and requirements.
  • Includes all PPE required: Our SWMS includes all PPE required for operating a grader safely, ensuring that all workers are protected from potential hazards.
  • Includes risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: Our SWMS includes a risk assessment and risk assessment matrix, allowing you to identify potential hazards and assess their level of risk.
  • Includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS: Our SWMS includes a checklist to ensure that all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS, ensuring that nothing is 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 is aware of their responsibilities and has agreed to follow the safety measures outlined in the SWMS.
  • Easy to use, easy to customise: Our SWMS is easy to use and easy to customise, ensuring that you can quickly and easily implement the necessary safety measures on your worksite.
  • Suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work: Our SWMS is suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work, ensuring that you are fully compliant with all necessary regulations and requirements.
  • Instantly delivered download: Our SWMS is an instantly downloadable product, ensuring that you can get started on your safety measures right away.

At Bluesafe, we are committed to helping you ensure the safety of your workers and complying with all necessary regulations. Our SWMS for using a grader is a valuable tool that will assist you in achieving these goals.

Here is some safety information related to using a grader.


  • Risk of injury to the operator or other workers on the site.
  • Risk of damage to the grader or other equipment.
  • Risk of damage to underground services or other infrastructure.
  • Risk of environmental damage.
  • Risk of fire due to fuel or oil spills.

Control Measures:

  • All operators must hold a valid license and undergo regular training.
  • PPE (personal protective equipment) such as hard hats, high visibility clothing, and steel-toed boots must be worn at all times.
  • A pre-start check must be conducted on the grader before use.
  • All underground services must be located and marked before commencing work.
  • The site must be inspected for potential environmental hazards and any necessary measures put in place.
  • Spill kits must be available on-site to deal with any fuel or oil spills.
  • Fire extinguishers must be located on-site and workers trained in their use.


  1. Conduct a pre-start check on the grader before use.
  2. Locate and mark any underground services on the site.
  3. Put on all necessary PPE.
  4. Conduct a site inspection for any potential environmental hazards.
  5. Begin work, ensuring that the grader is operated safely and in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  6. In the event of a fuel or oil spill, stop work and use the spill kit to contain and clean up the spill.
  7. In the event of a fire, stop work and evacuate the area. Use the fire extinguisher if it is safe to do so.
  8. Upon completion of the task, shut down the grader and conduct a post-operational check.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey there, my friends! Today, I want to talk about a very important topic when it comes to working in construction or any industry that involves grading and excavation work: the dangers of working with a grader, and some safety recommendations that can help keep you and your team safe.

First of all, let’s talk about what a grader is. A grader is a large piece of heavy equipment that is used to level and smooth out dirt, gravel, and other materials in preparation for construction or landscaping work. It has a long blade that is adjustable, allowing it to create a flat and even surface.

However, as with any heavy equipment, there are some significant dangers associated with operating a grader. One of the most obvious dangers is the risk of injury from the grader itself. The blade of a grader is incredibly sharp and can easily cause serious injury or even death if it comes into contact with a person. This is why it is so important to always keep a safe distance from the grader while it is in operation.

Another danger associated with working with a grader is the risk of rollovers or accidents. Graders are large and heavy, and they can be difficult to manoeuvre in tight spaces or on uneven terrain. If the operator is not careful, they can easily lose control of the grader, causing it to tip over or collide with other equipment or structures.

So, how can you stay safe when working with a grader? Here are some safety recommendations that you should always follow:

  1. Always wear the proper safety gear. This includes a hard hat, safety glasses, earplugs, and steel-toed boots. You should also consider wearing high-visibility clothing to make yourself more visible to the operator of the grader.
  2. Keep a safe distance from the grader. Make sure that everyone on your team knows to stay at least a few feet away from the grader while it is in operation. If you need to approach the grader for any reason, make sure to signal the operator first so that they know you are there.
  3. Make sure the grader is properly maintained. Before you begin using a grader, make sure that it has been inspected and serviced by a qualified mechanic. This will help ensure that the grader is in good working order and that it is less likely to malfunction or break down while in use.
  4. Never operate a grader unless you are properly trained and licensed. Graders are complex pieces of equipment, and they require a lot of skill and experience to operate safely. If you are not properly trained and licensed to operate a grader, you should never attempt to do so.
  5. Be aware of your surroundings at all times. When working with a grader, it is essential to be aware of your surroundings and to keep an eye out for any potential hazards. This includes other equipment, structures, and even other workers who may be in the area.

By following these safety recommendations, you can help minimize the risks associated with working with a grader and ensure that everyone on your team stays safe and healthy. Remember, safety should always be your top priority when working in any industry, and taking the necessary precautions can help ensure that you and your team make it home safely at the end of the day.

In conclusion, working with a grader can be dangerous if you don’t take the necessary precautions. However, by wearing the proper safety gear, keeping a safe distance from the grader, properly maintaining the equipment, and being aware of your surroundings, you can help reduce the risk of injury or accidents. Always prioritise safety and never take unnecessary risks when working with heavy equipment. Stay safe out there, my friends!


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