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Concrete Gangsaw Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing our Safe Work Method Statement for working with concrete gangsaw – a comprehensive and pre-filled document that helps you manage the safety risks involved in your project. Our SWMS is designed to provide a clear understanding of the project scope, machinery involved, PPE requirements, staff training, and more. It’s easy to use, easy to customise, and suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work.

Key Features:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Our SWMS comes pre-filled with all the necessary details for working with concrete gangsaw, making it easier for you to manage safety risks.
  • Fully Editable: The SWMS is editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format, allowing you to make changes and add details specific to your project.
  • Includes the scope of the project and project details: The SWMS includes details of the project scope and the details necessary for a successful implementation.
  • Checklist of any high-risk machinery on site: Our SWMS includes a checklist of any high-risk machinery on site to ensure you don’t miss any potential hazards.
  • Space for recording any staff training: Record staff training on the SWMS to ensure all staff members are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to perform their roles safely.
  • Before and after risk ratings: The SWMS includes before and after risk ratings to provide a clear understanding of the potential risks involved in your project and how you’ve mitigated them.
  • Resources for use of legislative references: The SWMS includes resources for use of legislative references to ensure you’re up to date with any regulatory requirements.
  • Includes all PPE required: Our SWMS includes all PPE required to ensure staff members are equipped with the necessary protective gear.
  • Risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: The SWMS includes a risk assessment and risk assessment matrix to ensure all potential risks have been identified and addressed.
  • Checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS: The SWMS includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS, helping you to manage safety risks more effectively.
  • Sign off page for all workers and responsible persons: The SWMS includes a sign-off page for all workers and responsible persons to ensure everyone is aware of their responsibilities and committed to implementing the SWMS.
  • Instantly delivered download: Our SWMS is available as an instantly delivered download, allowing you to access it and start using it immediately.

Our SWMS is designed to help you manage safety risks effectively, and it’s easy to use and customise for your specific project needs. So why not try it today and see how it can help you achieve a safer work environment?

Here is some safety information related to working with concrete gangsaw.


  • Electrical hazards
  • Noise hazards
  • Manual handling hazards
  • Slips, trips, and falls hazards
  • Exposure to dust and fumes
  • Entanglement hazards

Risk Assessment:

  • Conduct a risk assessment before starting the job.
  • Identify the hazards and assess the risks associated with each hazard.
  • Implement control measures to eliminate or reduce the risks.

Control Measures:

  • All workers must wear appropriate PPE including ear muffs, safety glasses, dust mask, and gloves.
  • Do not use damaged or frayed electrical cords.
  • Conduct regular maintenance checks on the gangsaw to ensure it is in good working condition.
  • Ensure that the gangsaw is properly grounded.
  • Use appropriate lifting equipment to move heavy concrete slabs.
  • Use a dust suppression system to control dust levels.
  • Ensure that the work area is clear of obstructions and hazards.
  • Use caution when handling the gangsaw blades to prevent entanglement hazards.

Emergency Procedures:

  • In the event of an emergency, workers should stop work immediately and notify the supervisor.
  • Workers should be familiar with the location of the emergency exits and first aid kits.
  • If a worker is injured, administer first aid and seek medical attention immediately.


  • All workers must be trained in the safe operation of the concrete gangsaw.
  • Workers should be trained in hazard identification, risk assessment, and control measures.
  • Regular refresher training should be conducted.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey there, it’s great to be here today to talk about an important topic in the construction industry: the dangers and safety recommendations for working with concrete gangsaws. Now, I know this might not be the most exciting topic out there, but trust me, it’s critical to ensure that everyone on the job site stays safe and sound.

First things first, let’s talk about the dangers of working with concrete gangsaws. These machines are incredibly powerful and can cause serious injury or even death if not used properly. One of the biggest dangers is the risk of kickback. This occurs when the blade gets jammed in the material being cut and suddenly snaps back towards the operator. This can happen in a split second and can cause serious injury.

Another danger of working with concrete gangsaws is the risk of exposure to silica dust. When cutting concrete, the blade generates a lot of dust, which can contain silica particles. Breathing in this dust can lead to lung disease and other respiratory problems. It’s important to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment, such as a respirator, to minimize the risk of exposure.

Now, let’s talk about some safety recommendations for working with concrete gangsaws. First and foremost, it’s critical to receive proper training before operating these machines. This includes not only learning how to use the gangsaw itself but also understanding the potential dangers and how to avoid them.

It’s also important to inspect the gangsaw before each use to ensure that it’s in good working condition. This includes checking the blade for cracks or other damage, ensuring that all guards are in place and functioning properly, and checking that all bolts and screws are tight.

When using a concrete gangsaw, it’s essential to use the appropriate personal protective equipment. This includes a respirator to protect against silica dust, as well as eye and ear protection. Additionally, wearing gloves and a hard hat can provide additional protection against flying debris.

Another key safety recommendation is to ensure that the work area is properly secured. This includes setting up barricades or warning signs to prevent unauthorised access to the area and ensuring that all workers are aware of the potential dangers.

Finally, it’s important to follow proper cutting techniques when using a concrete gangsaw. This includes using the appropriate blade for the material being cut, making sure the blade is properly aligned and at the correct depth, and maintaining a steady cutting speed.

In conclusion, working with concrete gangsaws can be dangerous if not done properly. It’s important to understand the potential risks and to take the necessary steps to ensure the safety of all workers on the job site. This includes receiving proper training, inspecting the gangsaw before use, wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment, securing the work area, and following proper cutting techniques. By following these recommendations, we can help prevent accidents and ensure that everyone goes home safely at the end of the day.


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