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  • Wood Chipper SWMS

Wood Chipper SWMS


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The Wood Chipper Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive document outlining the safety steps for the use of a petrol or diesel powered wood chipper.
Wood chippers come in various sizes, designs and applications. Machine specific safe work instructions should be obtained from the manufacturer’s instructions/operating manual.
This SWMS does not cover the operation of a tractor when using a Wood Chipper attachment. Dedicated SWMS should be developed for any site specific or machine specific risks not covered in this SWMS.

Main hazards:

-       Moving machine parts – entanglement, laceration, amputation, death
-       Struck by moving machine part – chipper hood
-       Struck by flying debris – sticks, branches, timber
-       Struck by moving object – passing vehicle
-       Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) from hazardous manual tasks
-       Slips, trips & falls
-       Dust
-       Noise
-       Exposure to hazardous chemicals – Petrol, Diesel 

This SWMS includes:

  • PPE
  • Safety Notes
  • Planning
  • Preparation
  • Pre-Operational Inspection
  • Operation
  • Refuelling
  • Maintenance
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Review
  • References

This SWMS is ready to use and is not a blank template. Simply add your company details, ABN, and include any site specific details or risks and make it specific to the task at hand. It is then ready for printing and to be incorporated as part of your overall WHS System.

Product Details:

  • Written by ex WHS inspectors
  • Referenced
  • Risk ratings before and after control measures
  • MS Word format NOT PDF
  • Task specific and site specific details easy to add
  • Includes easy to complete boxes for Company details and project details
  • Employee sign off section
  • Review Date: 14 March 2014

Related items:

  • Manual Handling – Hazardous Manual Tasks
  • Fuel Storage, Handling & Decanting
  • Chainsaw Operation
  • Tree Felling

This document has been developed and provided by SafetyCulture Pty Ltd and is offered for sale by ACRIS Services who are licensed resellers for Australia. SafetyCulture employ former WorkSafe Inspectors to research and write documents ensuring safe work practices can be understood and followed by employees performing high risk activities in the course of their duties. SafetyCulture's mission is to make Safety A Way Of Life for workers across the world by providing documentation through software and printable files.

SWMS - Safe Work Method Statement

Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) are required for any high risk activity that is performed by an employee in the workplace. Each document must identify the risks involved when performing the activity, a risk rating for each risk, a safe work method to perform the activity and a residual risk rating for the risks. SafetyCulture SWMS comply with current WH&S legislation in all states across Australia. This document is fully completed with a step by step procedure that can be edited and appended. This is not a blank template, it is a comprehensive procedure that has been researched and developed by a qualified writer.