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Loading and Unloading Pallets Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)



This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a valuable tool for helping to quickly document safe work practices during the loading and unloading of pallets. It is specifically designed to help businesses in the logistics, warehouse, and distribution sectors easily document and address the common hazards associated with pallet handling. This template can be easily customised with your business details, and be seamlessly integrated into your Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) management systems.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Manual Handling Risks: Guidelines for safe lifting, carrying, and stacking of pallets to prevent physical injuries.
  • Equipment Use: Safe operation of forklifts and pallet jacks, including pre-operation checks and maintenance.
  • Vehicle Interaction: Procedures to ensure safe interaction between warehouse personnel and moving vehicles during loading/unloading operations.
  • Emergency Procedures: Clear instructions on how to respond to potential emergencies, enhancing onsite safety.


Additional Resources:

Purchase of the SWMS includes a free copy of our Legislation & Codes of Practice Reference List.


Key Features:

Our Loading and Unloading Pallets SWMS template provides easy-to-follow steps for documenting risk assessment and control measures. It is highly adaptable and straightforward to edit to meet specific operational needs. It can simplify the documentation processes and help you to promote a safer working environment, ensuring all involved personnel are well-informed about their roles and safety procedures.

Loading and Unloading Pallets SWMS

GST Included
  • Instant delivery via email.
  • Easily add your logo and business details.
  • Fully Editable (Microsoft Word Format).
  • Customisation instructions provided.
  • In line with Australian legislation.
  • Pay once, no ongoing subscriptions.

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