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Loading and Unloading Trucks Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)



This SWMS is designed for businesses involved in the loading and unloading of trucks, a common but high-risk activity in the logistics and transport industry. This template provides a systematic approach to documenting the common risks associated with this activity and the typical controls needed to manage these risks. It is customisable to include specific business details, and can be seamlessly integrated into existing Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) management systems.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Vehicle Movement: Procedures to prevent accidents during truck movement, including designated parking and driver areas.
  • Manual Handling: Guidelines to avoid injuries when lifting, carrying, and moving loads using proper manual handling techniques.
  • Forklift and Equipment Use: Ensuring all equipment, like forklifts and trolleys, are operated safely and maintained according to the manufacturer's specifications.
  • Falling Objects: Measures to secure loads properly to prevent objects from falling and causing injuries.


Additional Resources:

The SWMS purchase includes a complimentary copy of our Legislation & Codes of Practice Reference List.


Key Features:

This SWMS template for loading and unloading trucks provides comprehensive, easy-to-follow framework designed to help enhance workplace safety. The customisable sections allow for quick adaptation to the specific needs of your business and work activities. This template not only simplifies the documentation process but also supports businesses in maintaining a proactive approach to hazard management and safety controls.

Loading and Unloading Trucks 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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