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Floor Edger Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing our Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) for working with a floor edger – the comprehensive and pre-filled document you need to ensure a safe and efficient work environment! Our SWMS is fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format, making it easy for you to adapt it to your specific project needs.

Here are some key features that make our SWMS stand out:

  • Comprehensive and Pre-filled: Our SWMS includes all the necessary details for working with a floor edger, from risk assessments to legislative references. It is pre-filled with important information to ensure all aspects of the job are covered.
  • Editable and Customisable: Our SWMS is fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format, allowing you to tailor it to your specific project requirements.
  • Project Details: Our SWMS includes the scope of the project and the project details, so you can be sure that every aspect of the job is accounted for.
  • High-Risk Machinery Checklist: Our SWMS includes a checklist of any high-risk machinery on site, ensuring all potential risks are identified and managed.
  • Staff Training Record: Our SWMS includes space for recording any staff training, ensuring that your team is fully equipped and competent to carry out the job.
  • Before and After Risk Ratings: Our SWMS includes before and after risk ratings to ensure that any risks are identified and managed throughout the project.
  • Legislative References: Our SWMS includes resources for use of legislative references, so you can be sure that you are complying with all relevant laws and regulations.
  • PPE Requirements: Our SWMS includes all necessary PPE required for working with a floor edger, ensuring your team is protected while on the job.
  • Risk Assessment and Matrix: Our SWMS includes a risk assessment and risk assessment matrix to ensure that all risks are identified and managed.
  • Implementation Checklist: Our SWMS includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS, providing an additional layer of safety.
  • Sign Off Page: Our SWMS includes a sign-off page for all workers and responsible persons, ensuring that everyone is on the same page and committed to working safely.
  • Easy to Use: Our SWMS is easy to use, making it accessible to everyone on your team.
  • Suitable for Large Contracts and Tenders: Our SWMS is suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work, ensuring that your safety is always a top priority.
  • Instant Download: Our SWMS is available for instant download, making it easy for you to get started on your project right away.

At our company, we believe in providing solutions that help our clients achieve their goals while ensuring safety and compliance. That’s why our SWMS for working with a floor edger is a comprehensive, fully editable, and pre-filled document that covers all the necessary details to ensure a safe work environment.

Here is some safety information related to working with a floor edger.

Hazards: The hazards associated with operating a floor edger include:

  • Tripping hazards from cords and hoses
  • Noise exposure
  • Exposure to dust and debris
  • Contact with the rotating sanding disc
  • Electrical hazards
  • Manual handling injuries


  1. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Safety glasses or face shield
  • Hearing protection
  • Respiratory protection
  • Gloves
  • Steel-toed safety boots
  • Hi-vis clothing
  1. Preparation
  • Check the edger for any defects or damage.
  • Ensure the machine is properly grounded and that the cord and hoses are not frayed or damaged.
  • Ensure the sanding disc is properly installed and secure.
  • Ensure the work area is clear of debris and tripping hazards.
  • Ensure all bystanders are clear of the work area.
  • Connect the edger to a dust extraction system or use a dust mask.
  1. Operation
  • Turn on the dust extraction system or put on a dust mask.
  • Start the edger and allow it to reach full speed before engaging it with the floor.
  • Move the edger in a smooth and even motion, being careful not to apply too much pressure.
  • Keep the cord and hoses away from the sanding disc.
  • If the sanding disc becomes clogged, turn off the edger and clean the disc before resuming.
  • Turn off the edger when finished and disconnect it from the power source.
  • Store the edger in a safe and secure location.
  1. Emergency Procedures
  • In the event of an emergency, turn off the edger and disconnect it from the power source.
  • Administer first aid if necessary.
  • Contact emergency services if required.
  1. Maintenance
  • Regularly inspect the edger for damage or defects.
  • Ensure the sanding disc is properly installed and secure.
  • Keep the cord and hoses away from the sanding disc.
  • Ensure the edger is properly grounded.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey there, my friends, today I want to talk about something that’s really important if you’re in the business of wood flooring: working with a floor edger. Now, before we get into the nitty-gritty of safety recommendations, let’s first address the dangers of working with a floor edger.

A floor edger, as you may know, is a tool used to sand the edges of a wood floor. While it may seem like a relatively harmless tool, it can actually be quite dangerous if not used correctly. One of the biggest dangers of working with a floor edger is the potential for kickback. Kickback occurs when the tool catches on the wood and is suddenly thrown back towards the user. This can happen in a split second and can cause serious injury or even death.

Another danger of working with a floor edger is the potential for dust inhalation. Sanding wood creates a lot of dust, and if proper precautions aren’t taken, this dust can be breathed in by the user. This can cause respiratory problems, especially if the user is exposed to it over a long period of time.

So, with all that in mind, what can you do to ensure that you’re using a floor edger safely? Here are a few recommendations:

  1. Wear appropriate safety gear: When using a floor edger, it’s important to wear the proper safety gear. This includes eye protection, a dust mask, and earplugs. Eye protection will protect your eyes from any debris that may fly up, a dust mask will prevent you from inhaling any dust, and earplugs will protect your hearing from the loud noise created by the edger.
  2. Use the right technique: To avoid kickback, it’s important to use the right technique when using a floor edger. Keep the edger level and close to your body, and make sure to always move it in a forward motion. Never twist or turn the edger while it’s in use, as this can cause it to catch on the wood and potentially kickback.
  3. Keep your work area clean: To prevent any accidents, it’s important to keep your work area clean and free of any debris. Make sure to sweep up any sawdust or other debris before you start working, and continue to clean up as you work. This will not only keep you safe, but it will also help to prevent any damage to the wood.
  4. Take breaks: Sanding a wood floor can be a physically demanding task, and it’s important to take breaks when necessary. Make sure to take frequent breaks to rest your muscles and prevent fatigue.
  5. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions: Finally, it’s important to always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using a floor edger. This will ensure that you’re using the tool correctly and safely.

In conclusion, while working with a floor edger can be dangerous if not used correctly, by following these safety recommendations, you can ensure that you’re using the tool safely and efficiently. Remember to wear the proper safety gear, use the right technique, keep your work area clean, take breaks, and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions. By doing so, you can avoid potential injury and create beautiful, polished wood floors that will last for years to come. Stay safe out there, my friends!


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