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Drill Pedestal Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing our Safe Work Method Statement for working with a pedestal drill! Our SWMS is designed to help keep workers safe by providing a comprehensive and pre-filled document that can be easily edited and customised in Microsoft Word format to suit your specific needs.

Here are some key features of our SWMS:

  • Comprehensive and Pre-filled: Our SWMS covers all the necessary details of working with a pedestal drill, including the scope of the project, project details, and checklist of any high risk machinery on site.
  • Fully Editable and Customisable: Our SWMS is fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format, making it easy for you to tailor it to your specific project needs.
  • Staff Training Records: Keep track of all staff training records in one convenient location within the SWMS.
  • Before and After Risk Ratings: Our SWMS includes a section for recording before and after risk ratings, so you can easily track improvements in safety over time.
  • Legislative References: Our SWMS includes resources for use of legislative references, so you can stay up-to-date with relevant regulations and requirements.
  • PPE Requirements: Our SWMS includes all required PPE, helping to ensure workers have the right equipment to stay safe on the job.
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Assessment Matrix: Our SWMS includes a detailed risk assessment and risk assessment matrix, helping to identify potential hazards and risks.
  • Implementation Checklist: Our SWMS includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS, helping to ensure nothing is overlooked.
  • Sign off Page: Our SWMS includes a sign off page for all workers and responsible persons, helping to ensure everyone is aware of and has agreed to the safety procedures outlined in the SWMS.
  • Easy to Use and Customise: Our SWMS is easy to use and customise, making it simple for you to tailor it to your specific needs.
  • Suitable for Large Contracts and Tenders: Our SWMS is suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work.
  • Instant Download: Our SWMS is an instantly delivered download, so you can start using it right away.

We understand that safety is a top priority for all projects, which is why we’ve designed our SWMS to be a helpful and reliable tool for ensuring safe work practices when working with a pedestal drill.

Here is some safety information related to using a pedestal drill.


  1. Electrical hazards
  2. Noise hazards
  3. Falling objects
  4. Pinch points
  5. Fire hazards

Risk Assessment: The following risk assessment has been conducted to identify and assess the risks associated with drill pedestal operations:

Risk Likelihood Severity Risk Level Control Measures Electrical hazards High Serious 9 Use only approved electrical equipment Noise hazards Medium Serious 6 Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) Falling objects High Serious 9 Use safety harnesses and barricades Pinch points High Serious 9 Keep hands and body clear of moving parts Fire hazards Low Serious 3 Keep fire extinguishers nearby

Control Measures:

  1. Use only approved electrical equipment to minimize the risk of electrical hazards.
  2. Use appropriate PPE, such as hearing protection, to minimize the risk of noise hazards.
  3. Use safety harnesses and barricades to prevent falling objects.
  4. Keep hands and body clear of moving parts to avoid pinch points.
  5. Keep fire extinguishers nearby to minimize the risk of fire hazards.


  1. Before operating the drill pedestal, ensure that it is in good condition and all safety guards are in place.
  2. Ensure that the drill bit is properly secured and tightened.
  3. Use appropriate PPE, such as safety glasses, hearing protection, and safety boots.
  4. Ensure that the area around the drill pedestal is clear of obstacles and that safety barricades are in place.
  5. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for operating the drill pedestal.
  6. Use appropriate cutting fluids and lubricants as required.
  7. Do not exceed the drill bit capacity or recommended drilling speed.
  8. If the drill bit jams or breaks, stop the drill and wait for it to come to a complete stop before attempting to remove the bit.
  9. Clean up the work area and properly store the drill pedestal and accessories after use.

Emergency Procedures:

  1. In case of an emergency, immediately stop the drill pedestal and shut off power supply.
  2. Evacuate the area and call for emergency services as necessary.
  3. Provide first aid to injured personnel as necessary.

Gary’s Safety Tips

What’s up everybody, it’s your safety guy Gary here. Today, I want to talk about something that is really important when it comes to workplace safety: using a pedestal drill.

Now, I know that using a pedestal drill can be an important part of many workplace activities. It’s a powerful tool that can help you get the job done quickly and efficiently. But, there are also some serious dangers associated with using this tool, and it’s important that you know how to stay safe while using it.

One of the biggest dangers of using a pedestal drill is the risk of injury from the rotating drill bit. The drill bit can easily catch on loose clothing or jewellery, and it can also break off or become damaged if it encounters an obstruction in the material being drilled.

To avoid these dangers, it’s important to wear the right clothing and jewellery when using a pedestal drill. Loose clothing and jewellery should be removed or secured, and you should always wear eye protection and a dust mask to prevent debris from entering your eyes and lungs.

Another danger associated with using a pedestal drill is the risk of electrocution. Pedestal drills are powered by electricity, and if the wiring or other components are damaged or faulty, you could be at risk of electrical shock.

To stay safe from this danger, it’s important to always inspect the tool before using it to make sure that all the electrical components are in good condition. If you notice any frayed wires or other signs of damage, the tool should be taken out of service immediately and repaired or replaced.

Finally, it’s important to always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using a pedestal drill. These tools can be incredibly powerful, and if you’re not using them correctly, you could be putting yourself and others at risk.

Make sure that you’re using the right drill bits for the material you’re working with, and always use the appropriate drilling speed for the job at hand. And, never leave a pedestal drill unattended while it’s running, as this can increase the risk of accidents and injuries.

In conclusion, using a pedestal drill can be an important part of many workplace activities, but it’s important to stay safe while using it. Make sure to wear the right clothing and jewellery, inspect the tool before use, and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions. By taking these steps, you can help ensure that you and your colleagues stay safe while using this powerful tool. Thanks for tuning in, and stay safe out there!


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