This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive document outlining the safety steps, main hazards, risks and controls associated with the operation of a winch. This SWMS does not cover hazardous manual tasks or noise in sufficient detail. Winches vary in size, capacity and design. This SWMS deals with safety principles involved in operating winches and does not include emergency situations/response or using winches to support persons.
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Extract: Wich Safety Notes
When Operating a Winch: