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Bench Drill Safe Work Method Statement

Our Bench Drill Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a valuable tool that can help businesses maintain a safe and compliant workplace when operating high-risk machinery. Our SWMS includes the following features:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Our SWMS is a pre-filled document that covers a wide range of essential details related to using a bench drill. While we’ve taken care to be as comprehensive as possible, we always recommend reviewing and tailoring the document to suit the specific needs of your workplace.
  • Fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format: Our SWMS is designed to be easy to customise, and we’ve made it available in Microsoft Word format for easy editing.
  • Includes the scope of the project and the project details: We’ve included a section in our SWMS that outlines the scope of the project and all relevant project details, helping businesses to ensure that all necessary safety measures are in place.
  • Includes a checklist of any high-risk machinery on-site: Our SWMS includes a checklist of all high-risk machinery on-site, making it easier for businesses to identify and manage potential hazards.
  • Includes space for recording any staff training: To ensure that everyone is up-to-date on safety protocols, our SWMS includes a section to record all relevant staff training.
  • Includes before and after risk ratings: Our SWMS includes before and after risk ratings, allowing businesses to assess potential hazards before and after implementing the SWMS.
  • Includes resources for use of legislative references: Our SWMS includes resources to help businesses navigate the relevant legislative requirements, ensuring that they remain compliant.
  • Includes all PPE required: Our SWMS includes all necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) required for operating the bench drill, helping businesses to keep their staff safe and protected.
  • Includes risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: Our SWMS includes a risk assessment and risk assessment matrix, helping businesses to identify and manage potential hazards associated with using a bench drill.
  • Includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS: We’ve included a checklist to ensure that all necessary requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS, making it easier for businesses to ensure that their workplace remains safe and compliant.
  • Includes sign off page for all workers and responsible persons: Our SWMS includes a sign-off page for all workers and responsible persons, making it easy to document and verify that everyone has reviewed and agreed to the SWMS.
  • Easy to use, easy to customise: Our SWMS is designed to be easy to use and customise, making it suitable for businesses of all sizes.
  • Suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work: Our SWMS is suitable for businesses working on large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work.
  • Instantly delivered download: Our SWMS is available as an instantly delivered download, ensuring that businesses have access to it when they need it.

Our SWMS is a valuable resource for any business that operates high-risk machinery, and we’re here to help businesses maintain a safe and compliant workplace. While we always recommend reviewing and tailoring the document to suit the specific needs of your workplace, our SWMS provides a solid foundation to build upon.

Here is some safety information related to using bench drill.

Hazard Identification: The following hazards associated with the use of a bench drill have been identified:

  • Contact with moving parts
  • Entanglement of loose clothing, hair or jewelry in rotating parts
  • Eye injuries due to flying debris
  • Inhalation of dust or fumes generated by drilling
  • Electric shock
  • Fire due to improper use or maintenance of the bench drill
  • Musculoskeletal injuries due to poor posture or repetitive movements

Risk Assessment: The risk associated with each hazard has been assessed and controls have been implemented to mitigate the risk. These controls are outlined in the following sections.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): The following PPE is required when using a bench drill:

  • Safety glasses or goggles
  • Hearing protection
  • Close-fitting clothing with no loose ends, jewellery, or accessories
  • Non-slip shoes

Pre-operational Checks: Before using the bench drill, the operator must:

  • Inspect the drill for any damage or defects
  • Check that the drill bit is properly secured and not damaged
  • Ensure that the workpiece is securely clamped to the table
  • Verify that the drill is properly grounded

Operating Procedures: When using the bench drill, the operator must:

  • Stand in a stable position with feet shoulder-width apart
  • Hold the workpiece with a secure grip and keep hands away from the rotating parts
  • Keep loose clothing, hair, and jewelry away from the drill bit and rotating parts
  • Apply a light, steady pressure on the drill while drilling
  • Avoid applying excessive force or speed that may cause the drill bit to overheat or break
  • Stop the drill immediately if any unusual noise or vibration is observed
  • Use a vacuum or dust mask to prevent inhalation of dust or fumes generated by drilling
  • Switch off the drill and unplug it from the power source before changing the drill bit or performing any maintenance

Emergency Procedures: In case of an emergency, the operator must:

  • Switch off the drill and unplug it from the power source
  • Alert other persons in the work area and evacuate to a safe location
  • Administer first aid if necessary
  • Report the incident to the supervisor or designated person

Maintenance: The bench drill must be maintained according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This includes:

  • Regular cleaning and inspection for damage or defects
  • Lubrication of moving parts
  • Replacement of damaged or worn-out parts
  • Calibration of the drill bit and table alignment

Training and Supervision: All personnel who use or work in the vicinity of a bench drill must receive adequate training on the safe use of the equipment and the associated hazards and risks. Supervision must be provided to ensure that the procedures outlined are followed.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hello everyone, it’s your safety guy Gary, and today I want to talk to you about something that is absolutely crucial to ensuring safety in the workplace – reviewing and updating your Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS).

Now, I know some of you might be thinking “Gary, SWMS are just a bunch of paperwork that we have to do to meet legal requirements, why should we bother reviewing and updating them?” Well, let me tell you, my friends, that this kind of thinking can be dangerous and short-sighted. Sure, SWMS might be a bit of a hassle to put together, but they are absolutely essential to keeping your employees safe and avoiding costly accidents or injuries.

First off, let’s talk about what SWMS are and why they matter. Essentially, a SWMS is a document that outlines the risks associated with a particular job or task, and details the steps that need to be taken to mitigate those risks. This might include things like personal protective equipment (PPE), training requirements, and procedures for handling hazardous materials.

Now, the reason why SWMS are so important is that they help to ensure that everyone involved in a job or task understands what is expected of them, and how to stay safe while completing it. This is especially important in industries like construction, where there are a lot of potential hazards that need to be carefully managed.

But here’s the thing – risks can change over time. Maybe you’re working on a construction site and the weather conditions suddenly change, making certain tasks more dangerous than they were before. Or maybe you’re using a new piece of equipment that requires a different set of safety procedures. In these cases, your SWMS might no longer be accurate or effective, and you need to update it to reflect the current situation.

That’s why it’s so important to review and update your SWMS on a regular basis. Ideally, you should be doing this whenever there is a significant change in the work environment or procedures. This could be as simple as updating your PPE requirements when new equipment is introduced, or as complex as conducting a full review of your SWMS when starting a new project.

I know that this might seem like a hassle, but trust me, it’s worth it. Taking the time to review and update your SWMS can help to prevent accidents and injuries, which not only saves you money in the long run but also helps to build a culture of safety within your organisation.

Now, I can hear some of you saying “But Gary, we don’t have time for this! We’re already so busy with our work as it is!” And I get it, I really do. But here’s the thing – taking the time to review and update your SWMS is a form of investment in your business. It’s an investment in the safety of your employees, which is one of the most important assets you have.

And let’s be real – accidents and injuries are expensive. Not only can they result in fines and legal fees, but they also impact your bottom line in other ways. For example, if an employee gets injured on the job, they might have to take time off work, which means lost productivity and potentially hiring someone else to cover their role. And that’s not even taking into account the negative impact that accidents can have on employee morale and public perception of your business.

So, my friends, the bottom line is this – reviewing and updating your SWMS is not optional. It’s a necessary step that you need to take to ensure the safety of your employees and the long-term success of your business. Yes, it might take some time and effort, but I promise you that it’s worth it in the end.


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