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Mechanical Lifting Safe Work Method Statement



This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) details the general procedures for conducting mechanical lifting operations safely. It is designed for businesses that employ mechanical lifting devices, to help ensure all involved personnel understand the common hazards and implement safety controls effectively. This document can be customised to reflect specific business details and integrated into existing Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) systems. It is particularly useful for industries such as construction, manufacturing, and warehousing.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Risk of Equipment Failure: Regular inspections and maintenance are required to ensure all lifting devices are operational and safe.
  • Risk of Falling Loads: Strict adherence to load limits and proper securing of loads before lifting.
  • Potential for Crushing Injuries: Use of exclusion zones and ensuring all personnel are clear of moving equipment.
  • Electrocution from Overhead Power Lines: Planning lift paths to avoid overhead hazards and enforcing minimum safe distances.


Additional Resources:

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


Key Features:

The Mechanical Lifting SWMS template is designed to help businesses document and manage the risks associated with mechanical lifting operations. It is easy to use with sections that can be quickly adapted to different work scenarios, to help enhance safety across operations.

Mechanical Lifting SWMS

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  • Instant delivery via email.
  • Easily add your logo and business details.
  • Fully Editable (Microsoft Word Format).
  • Customisation instructions provided.
  • In line with Australian legislation.
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