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Glass Drill Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing our Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) for working with a glass drill, designed to assist you in conducting your work safely and effectively. Our SWMS is a pre-filled and comprehensive document that can be easily edited and customised in Microsoft Word format to suit your project requirements.

Our SWMS includes a detailed scope of the project and project details, so you can be confident that it covers all the necessary information to ensure safe work practices. It also includes a checklist of any high-risk machinery on site and provides space for recording any staff training, so you can keep track of all personnel involved in the project.

To help you assess and manage risks effectively, our SWMS includes before and after risk ratings and a risk assessment matrix. We have also included resources for the use of legislative references, so you can ensure that you are complying with all necessary regulations.

Our SWMS includes all necessary PPE required for working with a glass drill, ensuring that your safety and wellbeing is a top priority. We have also included a checklist to ensure that all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS, so you can be confident that you have covered all bases.

To ensure that all workers and responsible persons are aware of their responsibilities and obligations, our SWMS includes a sign-off page. This page provides an opportunity for all personnel to acknowledge their understanding and agreement to the SWMS, ensuring that everyone is on the same page.

Our SWMS is designed to be easy to use and customise, making it suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work. It is also instantly delivered as a download, so you can start using it right away.

We understand the importance of safety in the workplace and we are committed to helping you conduct your work safely and effectively. Our SWMS for working with a glass drill is a valuable tool that can help you achieve this goal.

Here is some safety information related to working with a glass drill.


  • Broken glass
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Eye injuries
  • Dust inhalation
  • Hearing loss
  • Electric shock


  • Only use a drill that is specifically designed for drilling glass.
  • Wear eye protection (safety glasses) at all times.
  • Wear gloves to protect your hands from broken glass.
  • Wear a dust mask if necessary.
  • Wear earplugs if necessary.
  • Keep the work area clean and free of debris.
  • Ensure the drill bit is securely attached to the drill.
  • Use a vacuum cleaner to clean up broken glass and dust.
  • Keep the drill cord away from water.
  • Never touch the drill bit with your bare hands, as it can be extremely hot after use.


  1. Inspect the glass for any cracks or chips. Do not use if there are any defects.
  2. Set up the work area with a flat surface and secure the glass in place using clamps or a vice.
  3. Check the drill bit and ensure it is securely attached to the drill.
  4. Put on personal protective equipment, including eye protection (safety glasses) and gloves.
  5. Turn on the drill and start drilling at a slow speed. Do not apply excessive pressure.
  6. Keep the drill bit cool by applying water or a coolant during the drilling process.
  7. Once the drilling is complete, turn off the drill and allow the glass to cool down.
  8. Remove the glass from the work area and clean up any broken glass or dust using a vacuum cleaner.
  9. Dispose of broken glass in a designated container.
  10. Store the drill in a safe and dry place.

Emergency Procedures:

  • In case of injury, administer first aid immediately.
  • In case of electric shock, turn off the power source before assisting the victim.
  • In case of fire, evacuate the area immediately and call emergency services.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey everyone, it’s me, Gary. Today I want to talk about something that can be really dangerous if not handled properly: working with a glass drill. Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast or a professional, it’s important to know the potential dangers and how to stay safe.

First of all, let’s talk about the dangers. When you’re drilling into glass, you’re dealing with a material that can easily crack, chip or shatter. This can not only ruin your project but can also cause serious injury. Flying shards of glass can cause cuts, scratches, or even eye damage.

Moreover, drilling glass can produce fine glass dust, which can be harmful if inhaled. The tiny glass particles can get into your lungs and cause respiratory problems, especially if you’re drilling a lot of glass or working in a poorly ventilated area.

Now that we’ve covered the dangers, let’s talk about how to stay safe when working with a glass drill.

First and foremost, wear appropriate safety gear. This means safety glasses to protect your eyes from flying glass shards, a dust mask to avoid inhaling glass particles, and gloves to protect your hands from broken glass.

Second, make sure you’re using the right drill bit. Not all drill bits are created equal, and when it comes to drilling glass, you need a special diamond-tipped drill bit. These are specifically designed to drill through glass without causing cracks or chips.

Third, take your time and use gentle pressure. Glass is a delicate material, and if you apply too much pressure or drill too quickly, you’ll increase the risk of cracking or shattering the glass. Instead, start with a small hole and work your way up to the size you need, applying gentle and consistent pressure.

Fourth, keep the glass lubricated. Drilling through glass generates a lot of heat, which can cause the glass to crack. To avoid this, keep the glass lubricated with water or a specialised glass drilling lubricant. This will help to cool down the glass and reduce the risk of cracking.

Fifth, work in a well-ventilated area. As I mentioned earlier, drilling glass can produce fine glass dust, which can be harmful if inhaled. To minimize the risk, make sure you’re working in a well-ventilated area, ideally outdoors or in a workshop with proper ventilation.

Sixth, clean up carefully. Once you’re finished drilling, make sure to clean up carefully. Glass shards can easily hide in your work area, and if you’re not careful, you could accidentally step on them or brush against them. Use a broom and dustpan to sweep up any debris, and make sure to dispose of it safely.

Finally, don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you’re not sure how to drill glass safely or if you’re having trouble with your project, don’t hesitate to ask for help. There are plenty of resources available online or at your local hardware store, and there are always experts who are happy to offer advice and guidance.

In conclusion, working with a glass drill can be a rewarding and creative endeavour, but it’s important to stay safe. Always wear appropriate safety gear, use the right drill bit, take your time, keep the glass lubricated, work in a well-ventilated area, clean up carefully, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. By following these simple guidelines, you can enjoy the benefits of working with glass while minimising the risks. Stay safe out there!


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