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Skid Steer Operation Safe Work Method Statement



This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) specifically addresses the operation of skid steers, a critical activity in many construction and industrial environments. Designed for seamless integration into Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) management systems, this SWMS template helps businesses document and manage the common risks associated with skid steer operations efficiently. It is ideally suited for construction companies, landscaping businesses, and any operation where skid steers are essential. The template allows for easy customisation with your business details.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Personal Injury: Risks of electrical shock or fatality from contact with power lines; mitigated by strict adherence to operational clearance and emergency procedures.
  • Collision: Risk from skid steer interaction with pedestrians or other vehicles, controlled through designated no-go zones and spotters.
  • Visibility Issues: Compromised operator visibility leading to accidents, managed by compulsory use of PPE like high visibility clothing and implementing spotter guidelines.
  • Mechanical Failures: Risks associated with equipment failure, addressed through rigorous pre-start checks and maintenance records.
  • Environmental Impact: Potential for ecological damage or waterway contamination, mitigated by adherence to environmental regulations and use of spill kits.


Additional Resources:

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


Key Features:

This Skid Steer Operation SWMS template is a streamlined, comprehensive tool designed to help enhance safety management practices. It is easy to edit, customise, and integrate into your existing WHS systems, offering a practical solution for documenting safety protocols and ensuring that operational risks are well-managed. 

Skid Steer Operation 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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