Call 1300 877 609 to find out about the latest offers available.

Hydraulic Pruner Safe Work Method Statement


SWMS document delivered by email instantly.
Simply add your company logo.
Effortlessly add or delete information on any SWMS template.
Delivered in Microsoft Word format for easy editing.
Comply with Australian & New Zealand legislation.
Edit documents on the fly with the Microsoft Office Mobile App.
You only pay once, with unlimited use.

Hydraulic Pruner Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing the Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) for working with a hydraulic pruner! Our SWMS has been designed to help workers stay safe on the job by providing a pre-filled and comprehensive document that can be easily edited and customised to fit the specific needs of your project. Here are some key features that make our SWMS the perfect tool for your next job:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Our SWMS comes pre-filled with important information, such as the scope of the project and project details, to ensure that you have all the necessary details at your fingertips. It’s also comprehensive, covering all the important aspects of working with a hydraulic pruner.
  • Fully Editable and Customisable: Our SWMS is fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format, making it easy for you to add, remove, or modify any information to suit your specific project needs.
  • Checklist of High-Risk Machinery: The SWMS includes a checklist of any high-risk machinery that will be on site, so you can make sure that all safety precautions are taken before work begins.
  • Staff Training Record: You can record any staff training in the SWMS, ensuring that all workers are properly trained and equipped to use the hydraulic pruner.
  • Before and After Risk Ratings: The SWMS includes space for recording before and after risk ratings, so you can assess the effectiveness of your safety measures and make improvements if necessary.
  • Resources for Legislative References: Our SWMS includes resources for legislative references, so you can ensure that your project is compliant with all relevant laws and regulations.
  • PPE Requirements: The SWMS includes a list of all the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for working with a hydraulic pruner, so workers can stay safe while on the job.
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Assessment Matrix: The SWMS includes a thorough risk assessment and a risk assessment matrix, allowing you to identify potential hazards and determine appropriate control measures.
  • Checklist for SWMS Implementation: Our SWMS includes a checklist to ensure that all the necessary requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS.
  • Sign-Off Page: The SWMS includes a sign-off page for all workers and responsible persons, ensuring that everyone is on the same page and agrees to follow the safety measures outlined in the SWMS.
  • Easy to Use: Our SWMS is designed to be easy to use and easy to customise, so you can focus on the job at hand instead of worrying about safety documentation.
  • Suitable for Large Contracts and Tenders: Our SWMS is suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work.
  • Instantly Delivered Download: The SWMS is an instantly delivered download, so you can start using it right away!

We hope that our SWMS will help you stay safe while working with a hydraulic pruner. Remember to always follow safety protocols and use the appropriate PPE. Stay safe out there!

Here is some safety information related to working with a hydraulic pruner.

Hazards and Risks:

  1. Falling branches or debris
  2. Electrical hazards (if working near power lines)
  3. Pinching and crushing hazards from the hydraulic pruner
  4. Slips, trips and falls from uneven ground or obstacles


  1. Workers must be trained on the proper use of the hydraulic pruner and must follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. Workers must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including safety glasses, hard hats, and gloves.
  3. Workers must inspect the hydraulic pruner before use and report any defects to their supervisor.
  4. Workers must ensure that the area is clear of people, pets and property before beginning work.
  5. Workers must secure the area by putting up barricades or warning signs to prevent unauthorised access.
  6. Workers must never use the hydraulic pruner near power lines or electrical equipment.
  7. Workers must maintain a safe distance from the hydraulic pruner and any falling branches or debris.
  8. Workers must never use the hydraulic pruner on unstable or uneven ground.
  9. Workers must use a safety harness and lanyard if working from a height.
  10. Workers must have a communication plan in place in case of emergency.


  1. Conduct a site assessment and identify any potential hazards and risks.
  2. Ensure that workers are properly trained and competent to operate the hydraulic pruner.
  3. Inspect the hydraulic pruner and ensure that it is in good working order.
  4. Check the weather conditions and ensure that it is safe to perform the work.
  5. Ensure that the work area is clear of people, pets and property before beginning work.
  6. Secure the area by putting up barricades or warning signs to prevent unauthorised access.
  7. Ensure that the hydraulic pruner is used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  8. Never use the hydraulic pruner near power lines or electrical equipment.
  9. Maintain a safe distance from the hydraulic pruner and any falling branches or debris.
  10. Never use the hydraulic pruner on unstable or uneven ground.
  11. Use a safety harness and lanyard if working from a height.
  12. Have a communication plan in place in case of emergency.
  13. Inspect the hydraulic pruner after use and report any defects to your supervisor.

Emergency Procedures:

  1. In case of an emergency, stop work immediately and assess the situation.
  2. Call emergency services if required.
  3. Administer first aid if necessary.
  4. Contact your supervisor or management to report the incident.
  5. Complete an incident report as soon as possible.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey everyone, Gary here! Today, I want to talk about something that’s crucial for any organisation – Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS).

Now, I know some of you might be thinking, “Gary, what’s the big deal? We’ve been doing things the same way for years, and everything’s been fine.” But let me tell you, when it comes to workplace safety, you can never be too careful.

SWMS is a document that outlines the hazards associated with a specific task or job and the steps that need to be taken to mitigate those hazards. It’s essentially a risk assessment that helps to ensure the safety of everyone involved in the task.

In today’s world, workplace safety is more important than ever before. Not only is it the right thing to do, but it’s also a legal requirement. If your organisation fails to provide a safe working environment, you could be facing serious consequences, both in terms of legal action and your reputation.

But let’s focus on the positive – how SWMS can help your organisation. By adopting SWMS, you’re showing your employees that you take their safety seriously. This, in turn, can lead to increased morale and job satisfaction, as well as lower turnover rates.

SWMS can also help to reduce the number of workplace incidents and injuries, which can have a significant impact on your bottom line. Workplace accidents can result in lost productivity, increased insurance premiums, and even lawsuits. By identifying and mitigating potential hazards before they become a problem, you’re saving your organisation time and money in the long run.

Another benefit of SWMS is that it can help to improve communication and collaboration within your organisation. By having a clear and concise document that outlines the steps required to complete a task safely, everyone involved in the task is on the same page. This can lead to more effective teamwork and a greater sense of unity within the organisation.

So, now that we’ve established the benefits of SWMS, how can you go about implementing it in your organisation? The first step is to identify the tasks or jobs that require SWMS. This might include tasks that involve hazardous substances, machinery, or working at heights.

Once you’ve identified the tasks, you’ll need to create the SWMS document. This should include a description of the task, the potential hazards associated with the task, and the steps that need to be taken to mitigate those hazards. You’ll also need to identify who is responsible for implementing the SWMS and who is responsible for monitoring its effectiveness.

It’s important to involve your employees in the development of the SWMS document. They’re the ones who are most familiar with the task and its associated hazards, so their input is invaluable. By involving them in the process, you’re also showing that you value their expertise and input.

Once the SWMS document is complete, it’s important to train your employees on its contents. This should include not only the steps required to complete the task safely but also the importance of following the SWMS. You might also consider regular refresher training to ensure that everyone is up to date with the latest procedures.

Finally, it’s important to monitor the effectiveness of the SWMS. This might involve regular inspections or audits to ensure that the procedures are being followed correctly. You should also encourage your employees to report any potential hazards or issues so that they can be addressed before they become a problem.

In conclusion, SWMS is an essential tool for any organisation that takes workplace safety seriously. By adopting SWMS, you’re not only protecting your employees, but you’re also protecting your organisation’s reputation and bottom line. So, don’t wait – start implementing SWMS in your organisation today!


Hydraulic Pruner Safe Work Method Statement

Total Inc GST


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


Need some help?

Phone Support
Monday to Friday
8:30am – 5pm
1300 877 609

Email Support
Monday to Friday
8:30am – 5pm
[email protected]

Support Ticket
Monday to Friday
8:30am – 5pm

Create a Support Ticket