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Button Punch Snap Lock Flanger Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing our Button Punch Snap Lock Flanger Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)! We understand that safety is paramount when working with machinery, and this SWMS has been designed to provide a comprehensive guide for your team to follow, ensuring that all potential hazards are identified and appropriate measures are taken to mitigate them.

Here are the key features of our SWMS:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Our SWMS has been pre-filled with all the necessary information to get you started quickly. It covers all the essential elements required for working with a button punch snap lock flanger, ensuring that nothing is left to chance.
  • Fully editable and customisable: We understand that every project is different, which is why our SWMS is fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format. This means that you can easily tailor it to suit the specific requirements of your project.
  • Includes scope of project and project details: Our SWMS includes a detailed scope of the project and project details, ensuring that all workers have a clear understanding of the tasks they need to complete.
  • Checklist of high-risk machinery: Our SWMS includes a checklist of any high-risk machinery on-site, allowing you to identify potential hazards before they become a problem.
  • Space for recording staff training: Our SWMS includes space for recording any staff training, ensuring that all workers are adequately trained before commencing work.
  • Before and after risk ratings: Our SWMS includes before and after risk ratings, allowing you to assess the effectiveness of the measures taken to mitigate potential hazards.
  • Legislative references: Our SWMS includes resources for the use of legislative references, ensuring that you are compliant with all relevant laws and regulations.
  • PPE requirements: Our SWMS includes all PPE required for working with a button punch snap lock flanger, ensuring that all workers are adequately protected.
  • Risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: Our SWMS includes a risk assessment and risk assessment matrix, allowing you to identify and mitigate potential hazards.
  • Checklist for implementation: Our SWMS includes a checklist to ensure that all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS, ensuring that nothing is overlooked.
  • Sign off page: Our SWMS includes a sign-off page for all workers and responsible persons, ensuring that everyone is aware of their responsibilities and has agreed to comply with the SWMS.
  • Easy to use and customise: Our SWMS has been designed to be easy to use and customise, allowing you to quickly and easily create a comprehensive SWMS for your project.
  • Suitable for large contracts and tenders: Our SWMS is suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work, ensuring that you can bid for and win the largest projects with confidence.
  • Instantly delivered download: Our SWMS is available as an instantly delivered download, ensuring that you can start using it immediately.

We hope that our SWMS will help you to create a safer working environment for your team. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us – we’re always here to help!

Here is some safety information related to button punch snap lock flanger.

Hazard Identification:

  • Contact with sharp edges of the machine
  • Pinch point hazards
  • Eye and hearing protection required
  • Electrical hazards
  • Risk of cuts, abrasions, or lacerations from sharp edges of sheet metal

Risk Assessment:

  • Before starting work, assess the risks associated with the job.
  • Identify the control measures that can be implemented to mitigate these risks.

Control Measures:

  • All personnel working with or around the button punch snap lock flanger must be appropriately trained and qualified.
  • Protective clothing, including gloves and safety glasses, must be worn.
  • Appropriate hearing protection must be worn.
  • All sheet metal being used must be free of sharp edges, burrs, and other hazards.
  • Ensure that the machine is in good working order and properly maintained.
  • All electrical connections must be checked and secured.
  • Ensure the area around the machine is clear and free of trip hazards.
  • Never operate the machine alone; always work with a partner.


  • Before starting work, conduct a pre-start inspection of the machine.
  • Ensure that all guards and safety devices are in place and functioning correctly.
  • Check that the machine is electrically grounded and that all electrical connections are properly secured.
  • Ensure that the sheet metal to be worked on is free from any sharp edges, burrs, or other hazards.
  • Turn on the machine and adjust the machine settings as necessary.
  • Begin the button punching and snap locking process.
  • When finished, turn off the machine and remove any remaining sheet metal.
  • Inspect the finished work to ensure it meets the required specifications.
  • Remove any waste material and dispose of it in an appropriate manner.
  • Clean up the work area and ensure that all tools and equipment are properly stored.

Emergency Procedures:

  • In case of an emergency, turn off the machine and follow the company’s emergency procedures.
  • If there is an injury, seek medical attention immediately.

Gary’s Safety Tip

Hey there, Gary here! Today, we’re going to talk about the dangers of working with a Button Punch Snap Lock Flanger and some recommendations on how to stay safe while using it.

For those of you who don’t know, a Button Punch Snap Lock Flanger is a tool used in the sheet metal fabrication industry to connect two pieces of sheet metal together. It’s a powerful tool that can quickly and efficiently join metal sheets, but it’s also a tool that can be extremely dangerous if not used correctly.

One of the biggest dangers of using a Button Punch Snap Lock Flanger is the risk of serious injury to your hands and fingers. The tool is designed to quickly and forcefully punch through the metal, and if your hand is in the wrong place at the wrong time, it can result in a serious injury. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, hand injuries are among the most common types of injuries in the sheet metal fabrication industry.

Another danger of using a Button Punch Snap Lock Flanger is the risk of eye injuries. The tool produces sparks and debris as it punches through the metal, and if you’re not wearing proper eye protection, those sparks and debris can cause serious damage to your eyes.

So, what can you do to stay safe while using a Button Punch Snap Lock Flanger? Here are some recommendations:

  1. Always wear the proper personal protective equipment (PPE). This includes gloves, eye protection, and ear protection. Make sure that your PPE is in good condition and that it fits properly.
  2. Read the manufacturer’s instructions and follow them closely. Make sure that you understand how to use the tool safely and that you’re using it in the way that it was intended to be used.
  3. Always inspect the tool before use. Make sure that it’s in good condition and that all of the safety features are functioning properly. If you notice any issues with the tool, don’t use it until those issues have been addressed.
  4. Keep your hands and fingers away from the tool while it’s in operation. This means that you should never try to hold the metal sheets in place while the tool is in use. Use clamps or other holding devices instead.
  5. Never use the tool on materials that are thicker than what it’s designed for. Using the tool on materials that are too thick can cause it to malfunction and can result in serious injuries.
  6. Make sure that you have proper ventilation when using the tool. The sparks and debris produced by the tool can be harmful if inhaled.
  7. Always be aware of your surroundings. Make sure that there’s enough space around you to safely operate the tool, and make sure that there are no other people in the area who could be injured by the tool.

In conclusion, a Button Punch Snap Lock Flanger can be a powerful and efficient tool, but it’s also a tool that can be extremely dangerous if not used correctly. By following the recommendations outlined above, you can help to ensure that you stay safe while using this tool. Remember, safety should always be your top priority when working with any tool, so take the time to understand the risks and take the necessary steps to protect yourself. Thanks for tuning in, and until next time, stay safe and keep hustling!



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