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Herbicides Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing our Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) specifically designed for working with herbicides. Our SWMS provides a pre-filled and comprehensive template that covers all the necessary details required for safe and efficient work practices.

Here are some of the key features of our SWMS:

  • Fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format: Our SWMS is designed to be easily customised to suit your specific project needs. You can easily edit, modify and adapt the content to suit the unique requirements of your project.
  • Includes the scope of the project and the project details: Our SWMS includes a detailed outline of the scope of the project, providing a clear overview of the project requirements and expectations.
  • Includes a checklist of any high-risk machinery on site: Our SWMS also includes a comprehensive checklist of all high-risk machinery and equipment that may be present on the site, ensuring that all risks are identified and managed.
  • Includes space for recording any staff training: Our SWMS also provides space for recording any training that staff members may have undergone, ensuring that all staff are competent and adequately trained.
  • Includes before and after risk ratings: Our SWMS includes a rating system that enables you to assess the level of risk associated with the project before and after the work has been completed.
  • Includes resources for use of legislative references: Our SWMS provides resources for the use of legislative references to ensure that you are complying with all relevant laws and regulations.
  • Includes all PPE required: Our SWMS includes a comprehensive list of all the personal protective equipment (PPE) required for safe and efficient work practices.
  • Includes risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: Our SWMS also includes a risk assessment and risk assessment matrix, which enables you to identify and manage potential risks associated with the project.
  • Includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS: Our SWMS also includes a checklist to ensure that all necessary requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS, ensuring that nothing is missed.
  • 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 is aware of their responsibilities and has agreed to comply with the SWMS.
  • Easy to use and easy to customize: Our SWMS is user-friendly, making it easy for you to customize and adapt the content to suit your specific project needs.
  • 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, making it the ideal choice for all your project needs.
  • Instantly delivered download: Our SWMS is available for instant download, allowing you to access and use it immediately.

At our company, we believe in providing our customers with the best tools and resources to ensure safe and efficient work practices. Our SWMS for working with herbicides is no exception. It provides a comprehensive and fully customisable template that will help you to identify and manage potential risks associated with your project. So why wait? Download our SWMS today and take the first step towards ensuring safe and efficient work practices.

Here is some safety information related to working with herbicides.


  • Exposure to chemicals
  • Contact with skin, eyes or clothing
  • Inhalation of fumes
  • Fire and explosion hazard
  • Environmental hazard

Control Measures:

  • Workers must wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including chemical-resistant gloves, safety goggles, respirator masks, long-sleeved shirts, and pants.
  • Workers must be trained in the safe handling and application of herbicides.
  • The herbicide application area must be clearly marked, and access restricted to unauthorised personnel.
  • Any spills or leaks must be contained and cleaned up immediately.
  • All equipment must be regularly maintained and checked for faults.
  • Workers must follow the manufacturer’s instructions for mixing and applying the herbicide.
  • Workers must be aware of the weather conditions before applying the herbicide, and avoid spraying in windy or rainy conditions.
  • Workers must dispose of empty containers and excess herbicide in accordance with local regulations.

Emergency Procedures:

  • In the event of a spill or leak, workers must immediately stop work and follow the spill response procedures.
  • In the event of a fire, workers must evacuate the area and call emergency services.
  • In the event of exposure to herbicide, workers must seek medical attention immediately.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey there, it’s your friend Gary, and today I want to talk to you about something that’s very important: the dangers and safety recommendations on working with herbicides.

First of all, let’s talk about what herbicides are. Herbicides are chemicals that are used to kill unwanted plants, such as weeds, in order to promote the growth of desired plants. While herbicides can be very effective in controlling weeds, they can also be very dangerous if they are not used properly.

One of the biggest dangers of working with herbicides is the risk of exposure to the chemicals. Herbicides can be absorbed through the skin, inhaled, or ingested, and they can cause a variety of health problems, including respiratory problems, skin irritation, and even cancer.

To minimize the risk of exposure to herbicides, it’s important to follow some basic safety recommendations. Here are some of the most important ones:

  1. Read the label: Before you use any herbicide, be sure to read the label carefully. The label will provide important information about the proper use and handling of the herbicide, as well as any precautions you should take to protect yourself and others.
  2. Wear protective clothing: When working with herbicides, it’s important to wear protective clothing, such as long-sleeved shirts, pants, gloves, and goggles. This will help prevent the herbicide from coming into contact with your skin, eyes, and mouth.
  3. Use the right equipment: Be sure to use the right equipment when working with herbicides. This may include sprayers, pumps, or other types of applicators. Using the right equipment will help you apply the herbicide evenly and reduce the risk of exposure.
  4. Follow the instructions: When using herbicides, it’s important to follow the instructions carefully. This includes the recommended application rate, the proper timing of application, and any special precautions you should take.
  5. Store herbicides properly: When you’re not using herbicides, be sure to store them properly. This may include keeping them in a locked cabinet or shed, away from children and pets.
  6. Dispose of herbicides safely: When you’re done using herbicides, be sure to dispose of them safely. This may include taking them to a hazardous waste disposal facility or following local regulations for disposing of household chemicals.
  7. Seek medical attention if necessary: If you experience any symptoms of exposure to herbicides, such as nausea, dizziness, or skin irritation, seek medical attention right away. Don’t wait for the symptoms to go away on their own.

In addition to these safety recommendations, it’s also important to be aware of the potential risks of herbicides. While herbicides can be very effective in controlling weeds, they can also have unintended consequences, such as harming beneficial insects or contaminating groundwater.

To minimize these risks, it’s important to use herbicides responsibly and only when necessary. This may include using alternative methods of weed control, such as hand weeding or mulching, or choosing herbicides that are less harmful to the environment.

In conclusion, working with herbicides can be dangerous if you’re not careful. By following these safety recommendations and being aware of the potential risks, you can help protect yourself and others while still achieving the desired results. Remember, safety always comes first, so be sure to take the necessary precautions before working with any herbicides.


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