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Manual Handling Safe Work Method Statement

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Manual Handling Safe Work Method Statement

The Manual Handling Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is designed to support businesses in identifying and controlling hazards associated with manual handling tasks.

This document ensures maintenance of workplace safety and compliance with health and safety regulations, specifically around High-Risk Construction Work (HRCW).

Job Steps Covered in Manual Handling SWMS

This document outlines each step in manual handling tasks, detailing hazards and control measures:

  1. Training - Ensures all personnel are adequately trained in manual handling techniques.
  2. Provide Adequate Resources - Allocation of necessary resources to support safe manual handling.
  3. Conduct a Risk Assessment - Identification of potentially hazardous manual tasks through detailed assessments.
  4. Preparation - Pre-task planning and setup to mitigate risks.
  5. Lifting, Carrying & Setting Down without Lifting Aids - Techniques to safely perform manual handling without mechanical aids.
  6. Team Lifts - Procedures for safely conducting lifts involving multiple workers.
  7. Non-powered Lifting Aid Use - Utilisation of manual equipment to aid in handling tasks.
  8. Powered Mobile Plant Lifting Aids - Safe use of mechanical lifting aids.
  9. Working in Awkward, Sustained &/or Static Positions - Managing risks associated with uncomfortable or prolonged positions.
  10. Driving - Safety considerations for driving and transport tasks involving manual handling.
  11. Workstation Ergonomics - Ergonomic practices for various environments like workshops, construction sites, and kitchens.
  12. Seated Tasks - Ergonomic guidance for tasks performed while seated, such as office work.
  13. Standing Tasks - Safety measures for tasks that are performed standing.
  14. Handheld Tool Operation - Safe use of both powered and non-powered tools.
  15. Shift Work - Considerations and controls for manual handling during different shifts.
  16. People Handling - Guidelines for safely managing the manual handling of individuals.
  17. Animal Handling - Specific controls for tasks involving the handling of animals.
  18. Emergency Response - Preparedness and response strategies for emergencies involving manual handling.

 

Key Features

This SWMS provides thorough guidance on managing mobile plant movements and includes additional measures to prevent Slips, Trips & Falls, and manage Hazardous Manual Tasks effectively. Key features include:

  • Detailed Framework: Provides a structured approach for addressing manual handling hazards, particularly in environments involving high-risk construction work such as mobile plant movement.
  • Hazard Controls: Implements specific controls for Slips, Trips & Falls, and other hazardous manual tasks, enhancing workplace safety.
  • Compliance Assistance: Supports businesses in meeting their legal obligations under relevant Australian health and safety legislation, facilitating a safer and legally compliant work environment.

Each purchase of our SWMS comes with a complimentary copy of the Legislation & Codes of Practice Reference List, valued at $19.95. This valuable resource provides an up-to-date overview of relevant laws and standards, further supporting your compliance efforts.

Who is it Suitable for?

This Manual Handling SWMS is essential for organisations operating in environments where manual handling is a frequent task, including construction sites, manufacturing facilities, warehouses, and healthcare settings.

It is particularly valuable for safety managers and operations supervisors dedicated to upholding safety standards and regulatory compliance.

  • Instant Document Delivery via Email.
    • Add your logo easily.
    • Add or delete information to any SWMS template.
    • Customisation instructions provided.
    • Complies with Australian & New Zealand legislation.
    • Microsoft Word Format (Fully editable).
    • Only pay once (no subscriptions required).

Manual Handling Safe Work Method Statement

The Manual Handling Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is designed to support businesses in identifying and controlling hazards associated with manual handling tasks.

This document ensures maintenance of workplace safety and compliance with health and safety regulations, specifically around High-Risk Construction Work (HRCW).

Job Steps Covered in Manual Handling SWMS

This document outlines each step in manual handling tasks, detailing hazards and control measures:

  1. Training - Ensures all personnel are adequately trained in manual handling techniques.
  2. Provide Adequate Resources - Allocation of necessary resources to support safe manual handling.
  3. Conduct a Risk Assessment - Identification of potentially hazardous manual tasks through detailed assessments.
  4. Preparation - Pre-task planning and setup to mitigate risks.
  5. Lifting, Carrying & Setting Down without Lifting Aids - Techniques to safely perform manual handling without mechanical aids.
  6. Team Lifts - Procedures for safely conducting lifts involving multiple workers.
  7. Non-powered Lifting Aid Use - Utilisation of manual equipment to aid in handling tasks.
  8. Powered Mobile Plant Lifting Aids - Safe use of mechanical lifting aids.
  9. Working in Awkward, Sustained &/or Static Positions - Managing risks associated with uncomfortable or prolonged positions.
  10. Driving - Safety considerations for driving and transport tasks involving manual handling.
  11. Workstation Ergonomics - Ergonomic practices for various environments like workshops, construction sites, and kitchens.
  12. Seated Tasks - Ergonomic guidance for tasks performed while seated, such as office work.
  13. Standing Tasks - Safety measures for tasks that are performed standing.
  14. Handheld Tool Operation - Safe use of both powered and non-powered tools.
  15. Shift Work - Considerations and controls for manual handling during different shifts.
  16. People Handling - Guidelines for safely managing the manual handling of individuals.
  17. Animal Handling - Specific controls for tasks involving the handling of animals.
  18. Emergency Response - Preparedness and response strategies for emergencies involving manual handling.

 

Key Features

This SWMS provides thorough guidance on managing mobile plant movements and includes additional measures to prevent Slips, Trips & Falls, and manage Hazardous Manual Tasks effectively. Key features include:

  • Detailed Framework: Provides a structured approach for addressing manual handling hazards, particularly in environments involving high-risk construction work such as mobile plant movement.
  • Hazard Controls: Implements specific controls for Slips, Trips & Falls, and other hazardous manual tasks, enhancing workplace safety.
  • Compliance Assistance: Supports businesses in meeting their legal obligations under relevant Australian health and safety legislation, facilitating a safer and legally compliant work environment.

Each purchase of our SWMS comes with a complimentary copy of the Legislation & Codes of Practice Reference List, valued at $19.95. This valuable resource provides an up-to-date overview of relevant laws and standards, further supporting your compliance efforts.

Who is it Suitable for?

This Manual Handling SWMS is essential for organisations operating in environments where manual handling is a frequent task, including construction sites, manufacturing facilities, warehouses, and healthcare settings.

It is particularly valuable for safety managers and operations supervisors dedicated to upholding safety standards and regulatory compliance.

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