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Safe work method statements - Motor vehicle

Workplace health and safety have developed a range of approved safe work method statements for the performance of activities and other tasks associated with the operating of a motor vehicle.

Click on the links below to take you to prepared work method statements.

Motor vehicle

Accessing a vehicle

Changing a tyre

Driver fatigue

Driving rules

Operating noise

Pre-operational inspection

Seating and controls


Coupling/uncoupling of trailer

Coupling/uncoupling multiple trailers

Rubbish collection vehicle

Loading of rubbish manually

Operation of collection vehicle


Direct restraint of loads

Lashing loads - chains and tensioners

Lashing loads - ropes

Lashing loads - webbing assemblies

Load distribution and arrangement

Over dimensional loads

Unloading of loads

How do I access a safe work method statement

Safe work method statements are emailed to you in a ready to use or print pdf format, and can be implemented with ease by employers at construction workplaces.
  • Work method statements are individualised to contain your organisations name, date of issue and date when document is to be reviewed.
Implementing the safe work method statement

Complete your company details, site specific details of the workplace and principal contractor, sign and date.

  • Consult with employees as to the content of the safe work method statement, and the means by which the task is to be performed.
  • Have employees read the safe work method statement, sign and date the sign off form for the task or activity.
  • Submit a copy of the signed safe work method statement, sign off registers completed by employees and any copies of the additional hazards, risks and controls form, and approval and change management form where applicable.

I can't find the work method statement I'm after

If you find that we don't have the safe work method statement you require, don't hesitate to contact us and we will be only to happy to prepare it for you.

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