Horticulture Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS)

 

People often ask, "Can I have a Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) for Horticulture Work?" "A document that covers everything?"  The answer is not really. Well you could create a document that covers most areas of horticulture 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 a chainsaw or planting trees and shrubs, or mowing a lawn?

 

 

Brush cutting SWMS are included in the JSEasy software
Ride on lawnmower 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 horticulture 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.

 

Hedge Trimmer SWMS
Below is an example of templates you may insert into your site specific SWMS for typical maintenance of Parks and Gardens including Lawnmowing and edging, pruning and weed control:


  1. Site Orientation/ Induction
    1. Report to client’s reception
    2. Undertake a site induction
  2. Arrive at  site with vehicle and trailer and establish unloading area
    1. Park vehicle on site of road
    2. Set up unloading area
  3. Unload tractor/ ride on lawnmower from trailer using aluminium ramps
    1. Place ramps in position
    2. Release machine restraints
    3. Board the Machine
    4. Unload and drive machine to ground
    5. Moving or driving the machine
  4. Inspection and use of tractor mounted slasher/ lawnmower
    1. Pre-Start Check
    2. Start up machine
    3. Travelling To Job Site
    4. Slashing/ Mowinig Operation
  5. Inspection and use of petrol powered walk behind lawn mower
    1. Perform pre operational check
    2. Start the machine
    3. Using the mower
    4. Turn off the unit
    5. Empty the catcher
  6. Inspection and use of petrol powered Brushcutter/ Grass Trimmer
    1. Perform pre operational check
    2. Start the machine
    3. Using the Bruscutter/ Grass Trimmer
    4. Turn off the unit
  7. Inspection and use of petrol powered chainsaw/ pole saw
    1. Perform pre operational check
    2. Start the saw
    3. Cut the timber using the pole saw
    4. Turn off the saw
  8. Inspection and use of petrol powered blower/ vacuum
    1. Perform pre operational check
    2. Start the blower
    3. Using the blower/ vacuum
    4. Turn off the blower
  9. Refuelling
    1. Remove fuel cap
    2. Fill fuel tank
    3. Replace fuel cap
  10. Herbicide Spraying by hand
    1. Chemical selection and quantities needed
    2. Assessment of sensitive areas
    3. Storage and handling of chemicals
    4. Preparation of spray equipment
    5. Site preparation
    6. Mixing of chemicals
    7. Hand spraying of herbicide
    8. Wash up and cleaning of equipment
  11. Load Tractor/ ride on lawnmower onto trailer using aluminium ramps
    1. Place ramps in position
    2. Board the Machine
    3. Drive the machine up the ramps onto the trailer
    4. Attach machine restraints
    5. Remove ramps and stow in trailer
  12. 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
  13. Monitoring and Review of SWMS
    1. Monitor the SWMS

 

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

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)

 

Herbicide Spraying SWMS
There are Slashing SWMS templates  included in all versions of the JSEAsy safety software

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. 

 

 


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)

 

Grapevine Pruning SWMS - Safe Work Method Statements

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When you buy or Rent JSEAsy v4.2.1 you have access to all of the SWMS templates, for all trades and industries.
 
Horticulture SWMS Templates Pre-Loaded and ready for use are shown below:


 

 No.

 Description

 Cost

1
Acceptance of delivery of concrete
Included
2
Acceptance of delivery to site for materials
Included
3
Acceptance of delivery to site for materials via Crane Truck
Included
4
Access work area Using a platform ladder
Included
5
Access Work area via scaffold
Included
6
Arrive at domestic site with truck and establish unloading area
Included
7
Arrive at domestic site with truck and trailer and establish unloading area
Included
8
Changeover of skip bin
Included
9
Claim Work Area
Included
10
Clean street and footpath
Included
11
Clean up site by hand using a wheel barrow to transfer debris to bin
Included
12
Cleaning up work area
Included
13
Clear the area and move existing pot plants
Included
14
Climb Tree
Included
15
Climb Tree to lop branches
Included
16
Compact area using a petrol powered rammer
Included
17
Compact area using a petrol powered vibrating plate
Included
18
Connect hose to existing water supply tap
Included
19
Cut fence sheets with electric shears
Included
20
Cut tree using a petrol powered chainsaw
Included
21
Daily preoperational inspection of a Pneumatic Jack Hammer
Included
22
Deliver materials to site and unload manually
Included
23
Delivery and installation of temporary fencing
Included
24
Delivery and unloading of mobile plant
Included
25
Delivery of skip bin
Included
26
Delivery, Safety Check And Use Of Dingo
Included
27
Dig Hole by hand
Included
28
Dig hole with power driven auger
Included
29
Dig Trench by hand
Included
30
Dig trench using a chain trencher
Included
31
Dumping/Unloading load on ground using a tip truck/ dump truck
Included
32
Erection and use of mobile scaffold
Included
33
Felling of tree from the ground - not requiring a climber
Included
34
Felling of tree using Climbing Technique
Included
35
Inform facilities / operations and security personnel of work location(s)
Included
36
Inspect and drive passenger/ light commercial vehicle
Included
37
Inspect and drive Tip Truck/ Dump Truck
Included
38
Inspect and drive truck
Included
39
Inspection and use of diesel powered air compressor
Included
40
Inspection and use of Generator
Included
41
Inspection and use of petrol powered high pressure water sprayer
Included
42
Install chainmesh fencing
Included
43
Install irrigation poly pipe and fittings
Included
44
Install posts
Included
45
Installation of Panel fencing
Included
46
Installation of subsurface irrigation system
Included
47
Installation of Synthetic Turf
Included
48
Installation of temporary fencing
Included
49
Lay brick pavers
Included
50
Laying blue metal paver which is filled from tipper
Included
51
Load skid steer loader onto trailer using aluminium ramps
Included
52
Load skid steer loader onto truck using aluminium ramps
Included
53
Load stump grinding machine onto trailer using aluminium ramps
Included
54
Loading materials onto truck by hand
Included
55
Mix concrete in a wheel barrow
Included
56
Mixing concrete with a portable mixer
Included
57
Monitoring and Review of SWMS
Included
58
Move materials using a trolley (sack Truck)
Included
59
Move soil by hand using a shovel
Included
60
Moving materials around on a trolley
Included
61
Mulching of trees and branches using a Brush/ Wood Chipper
Included
62
Pick up filled skip bin
Included
63
Place rubble around domestic site using a skid steer loader
Included
64
Planting of trees and shrubs by hand
Included
65
Preparation and installation of synthetic turf
Included
66
Prepare and lay brick pavers
Included
67
Pruning of Shrub
Included
68
Push Wheel Barrow on site
Included
69
Put on Harness and set up ropes
Included
70
Refuelling of machinery
Included
71
Removal of temporary fencing
Included
72
Remove rubbish and debris from domestic site using skid steer loader and truck
Included
73
Remove soil from domestic site using a skid steer loader and truck
Included
74
Remove spoil from auger using wheel barrow
Included
75
Safety check and operation of Excavator
Included
76
Safety check and operation of Excavator for trenching and excavations
Included
77
Safety Check And Use Of Boom Lift
Included
78
Safety Check And Use Of Scissor Lift
Included
79
Safety inspection and use of Forklift
Included
80
Safety inspection and use of skid steer loader
Included
81
Safety inspection and use of wheeled front end loader
Included
82
Screed sand
Included
83
Screw fence sheets to rail using a battery powered drill
Included
84
Set up and use laser level
Included
85
Site Establishment
Included
86
Site orientation of domestic residence
Included
87
Site Orientation/ Induction
Included
88
Site Set Out
Included
89
Spread rubble around site using a skid steer loader
Included
90
Stump Grinding
Included
91
Sweeping Floor
Included
92
Sweeping sand over pavers and into cracks
Included
93
Trowel cement to edges of pavers
Included
94
Undertake Clients general all sites induction
Included
95
Unload skid steer excavator from trailer using aluminium ramps
Included
96
Unload skid steer loader from trailer using aluminium ramps
Included
97
Unload skid steer loader from truck using aluminium ramps
Included
98
Unload stump grinding machine from trailer using aluminium ramps
Included
99
Using a pneumatic Jack Hammer/ pneumatic Breaker/ Demolition Hammer
Included
100
Vacuum
Included
101
Working in isolation
Included
102
Write up incident report
Included