A Job Safety Analysis (JSA) is most commonly referred to as a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) in Australia

Arborist Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS)

 

People often ask, "Can I have a Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) for Arborist Work?" "A document that covers everything?"  The answer is not really. Well you could create a document that covers most areas of Arborist work, but it would be hundreds of pages long and would contain more items that did not apply to your project, than items that did. 

A Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) needs to document step by step how you are going to do a particular job. Not all jobs are the same! Are you going to cut down a tree using climbing technique or from a boom lift? Maybe you want to do some clearing and grubbing for a new highway.

 

 

Arborist SWMS are included in the JSEasy software
Tree climbing SWMS are included in the JSEasy software

The steps in undertaking each of these tasks are very different. Not only are the steps different, but the potential hazards and the hazard control measures are very different as well.

The JSEAsy software builds your site specific SWMS for your Arborist job by adding templates of the steps you are going to take, in the order in which you are going to take them.
 
The JSEAsy software comes preloaded with hundreds of templates (job steps) to build your site specific SWMS with.

It also includes Safe Operating Procedures (SOP). The JSEAsy Premium software is your total WHS management system.

 

Woodchipping SWMS

Below is an example of templates you may insert into your site specific SWMS for a typical Felling of tree using Climbing Technique project:
  1. Site Orientation/ Induction
  2. Claim work area
  3. Felling of tree using Climbing Technique
    1. Assess the area and fall zone
    2. Plan cutting procedure to fell the tree in the correct direction
  4. Perform pre operational check of petrol powered chainsaw
    1. Perform pre operational check
    2. Start the saw
    3. Turn off the saw
  5. Climb tree using rope and harness- single-rope technique (SRT)
    1. Assess the tree
    2. Throw rope over a branch with the use of a throw bag/ball (weight)
    3. Whip the rope to get the weighted end to work its way to the ground
  6. Put on Harness and set up ropes
    1. Inspect the Harness and fittings
    2. Adjust all Straps to firm and correct fitment
    3. Connect rope line to harness
  7. Climb Tree
    1. Commence accent
    2. Continue accent using double action rope ascenders
  8. Cut tree limbs using a petrol powered chainsaw from the bottom making your way up the tree
    1. Start the saw
    2. Cut the timber
    3. Turn off the saw
  9. Mulching of trees and branches using a Brush/ Wood Chipper
    1. Position the truck and chipper
    2. Perform preoperational inspection
    3. Start machine
    4. Using the chipper
  10. Cleaning up work area
    1. Pick up all off cuts / rubbish from work area
    2. Put all off cuts into bin or designated area provided on site
    3. Ensure work area is left clean and free of debris

 

Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) produced from the JSEAsy software
Harvester Head SWMS

When you insert a template it automatically brings with it:

  1. The main process step
  2. The sub process steps associated in undertaking the task
    1. The potential hazards associated with undertaking the task (you can also delete or add any of these with a simple click)
    2. The Risk Rating for undertaking the task (You can also change this if you want to)
    3. The Hazard Control measure (you can also delete or add any of these with a simple click)
    4. The revised risk rating after applying the control (You can also change this if you want to)
    5. Any required PPE (you can also delete or add any of these with a simple click)
    6. Any applicable licences or qualifications required (you can also delete or add any of these with a simple click)
    7. Any pre operational inspections required (you can also delete or add any of these with a simple click)
    8. Any applicable legislation or codes of practice (you can also delete or add any of these with a simple click)
 

Hundreds of templates included - 1 low price - Exceptional value!

When you buy or rent the JSEAsy software, not only to get all of the templates specifically for horticulture work but you also get all of the templates for all of the other trades as well. horticulture contractors don't just do horticulture work!  You may benefit from many other industry and trade templates if you are doing a complete job such as: civil works and excavations, concreting, landscaping etc..


There is an example of a SWMS generated from the system available for download. 

 

 

There are Stump Grinding SWMS templates  included in all versions of the JSEAsy safety software
Felling of tree using Climbing Technique SWMS - Safe Work Method Statements

The Main points in this example SWMS are templates that have been inserted into the “Site Specific SWMS” to build it.  

See JSEAsy features and demonstrations for  video demonstrations on how this works (They run for around 4 minutes each)

 Process: Click the Links below to learn more about JSEAsy Software and the process. Opens in a NEW TAB / WINDOW)

 

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View the different versions of the JSEAsy software that are available    

 

When you buy or Rent JSEAsy you have access to all of the latest version SWMS templates, for all trades and industries.

Download the JSEAsy latest version SWMS template register.

This is a register sorted by industry type and industry specific of all of the SWMS templates included in the latest version of the JSEAsy Safety Management Software
 
Horticulture SWMS Templates Pre-Loaded and ready for use are shown below:


 

 No.

 Description

 Cost

1
Accept load to vehicle from forklift (3rd Party operator) and Loading by hand
Included in v4.5
2
Acceptance of delivery to site for materials
Included in v4.5
3
Acceptance of delivery to site for materials via Crane Truck
Included in v4.5
4
Access roof via Boom Lift
Included in v4.5
5
Access work area using a platform ladder
Included in v4.5
6
Access work area using a step ladder
Included in v4.5
7
Access work area using 'Hop-Up' trestle ladder/ work platform
Included in v4.5
8
Access work area via a mobile scaffold
Included in v4.5
9
Access work area via a scaffold/ working at heights from a scaffold
Included in v4.5
10
Carrying green waste by hand
Included in v4.5
11
Carrying materials from storage area to work area
Included in v4.5
12
Charging of Li-Ion batteries for use with cordless tools
Included in v4.5
13
Claim Work Area
Included in v4.5
14
Cleaning up work area
Included in v4.5
15
Clearing and Grubbing Highway (complete job)
Included in v4.5
16
Climb Tree
Included in v4.5
17
Climb Tree to lop branches
Included in v4.5
18
Control of pedestrians through work area
Included in v4.5
19
Cut tree using a gasoline powered chainsaw
Included in v4.5
20
Cut tree using a petrol powered chainsaw
Included in v4.5
21
Cut tree using gasoline powered pole saw
Included in v4.5
22
Cut tree using petrol powered pole saw
Included in v4.5
23
Discovery of syringes or needles/ sharps
Included in v4.5
24
Driving in and out of carparks and on customer premises
Included in v4.5
25
Erection and use of mobile scaffold
Included in v4.5
26
Felling of tree from the ground - not requiring a climber
Included in v4.5
27
Felling of tree using Climbing Technique
Included in v4.5
28
Felling of tree using Climbing Technique and using wood chipper
Included in v4.5
29
Herbicide Spraying by hand
Included in v4.5
30
High Risk Construction Work covered in this SWMS
Included in v4.5
31
Inform facilities / operations and security personnel of work location(s)
Included in v4.5
32
Inspect and drive passenger/ light commercial vehicle
Included in v4.5
33
Inspect and drive passenger/ light commercial vehicle on or off site
Included in v4.5
34
Inspection and use of gasoline powered Brush cutter/ Grass Trimmer
Included in v4.5
35
Inspection and use of gasoline powered chainsaw
Included in v4.5
36
Inspection and use of gasoline powered walk behind lawn mower
Included in v4.5
37
Inspection and use of Generator
Included in v4.5
38
Inspection and use of petrol powered Brushcutter/ Grass Trimmer
Included in v4.5
39
Inspection and use of petrol powered chainsaw
Included in v4.5
40
Inspection and use of petrol powered high pressure water sprayer
Included in v4.5
41
Inspection and use of petrol powered walk behind lawn mower
Included in v4.5
42
Inspection and use of skid steer mounted slasher
Included in v4.5
43
Inspection and use of tractor mounted slasher
Included in v4.5
44
Listening to music while working
Included in v4.5
45
Load stump grinding machine onto trailer using aluminium ramps
Included in v4.5
46
Load Tractor/ ride on lawnmower onto trailer using aluminium ramps
Included in v4.5
47
Loading ad dragging bags of waste to bin or vehicle
Included in v4.5
48
Monitoring and review of JHA
Included in v4.5
49
Monitoring and Review of SWMS
Included in v4.5
50
Move materials using a trolley (sack Truck)
Included in v4.5
51
Moving materials around on a trolley
Included in v4.5
52
Mulching of garden waste using a gasoline powered mulcher
Included in v4.5
53
Mulching of garden waste using a petrol-powered mulcher
Included in v4.5
54
Mulching of trees and branches using a Brush/ Wood Chipper
Included in v4.5
55
Mulching of trees and branches using a Brush/ Wood Chipper (extended version)
Included in v4.5
56
Prune branches using hand operated extendable pore pruner or pole saw
Included in v4.5
57
Push Wheel Barrow on site
Included in v4.5
58
Put on Harness and set up ropes
Included in v4.5
59
Refuelling of machinery
Included in v4.5
60
Safety check and operation of Excavator for clearing and grubbing
Included in v4.5
61
Safety Check And Use Of Boom Lift (extended version)
Included in v4.5
62
Safety Check And Use Of Scissor Lift (Extended version)
Included in v4.5
63
Safety inspection and use of Forklift
Included in v4.5
64
Safety Inspection and use of Hydraulic Harvester Head attachment
Included in v4.5
65
Site orientation of domestic residence
Included in v4.5
66
Site Orientation/ Induction
Included in v4.5
67
Spreading fertilizer and manure
Included in v4.5
68
Spreading mulch by bucketing and spreading with shovel and rake
Included in v4.5
69
Spreading soil with Shovel and Rake
Included in v4.5
70
Stump Grinding
Included in v4.5
71
Sweeping Floor or ground
Included in v4.5
72
Undertake Clients general all sites induction
Included in v4.5
73
Unload tractor/ ride on lawnmower from trailer using aluminium ramps
Included in v4.5
74
Working at height from a boom lift
Included in v4.5
75
Working at height from a scissor lift
Included in v4.5
76
Working at heights - Generally
Included in v4.5
77
Working beneath large fig trees
Included in v4.5
78
Working in an area with the risk of Coronavirus, Covid-19, Influenza or similar
Included in v4.5
79
Working in Cold Conditions
Included in v4.5
80
Working in High Wind Conditions
Included in v4.5
81
Working in hot conditions
Included in v4.5
82
Working in isolation
Included in v4.5
83
Working in the rain
Included in v4.5
84
Working on sloping/ steep ground
Included in v4.5
85
Working outside in the sun
Included in v4.5
86
Working where there is movement of powered mobile plant
Included in v4.5
87
Working with spikey plants
Included in v4.5
88
Write up incident report
Included in v4.5