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Glass Polisher Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing our Safe Work Method Statement for working with a glass polisher – the comprehensive, pre-filled document that helps you assess and mitigate risks associated with using high-risk machinery on site. Our SWMS is designed to provide you with all the necessary details required to ensure the safety of your workers and comply with legislative requirements.

Key features of our SWMS include:

Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Our SWMS is pre-filled with all the necessary details, including project scope, project details, and a checklist of any high-risk machinery on site. This makes it easy to use and customize for your specific needs.

Fully Editable and Customisable: Our SWMS comes in Microsoft Word format, making it fully editable and customisable to suit your needs. You can easily add or remove content to ensure it accurately reflects your site’s specific risks.

Before and After Risk Ratings: Our SWMS includes a before and after risk rating assessment, which helps you identify potential hazards and assess the effectiveness of risk mitigation measures.

Resources for Use of Legislative References: Our SWMS includes resources for use of legislative references, which makes it easier for you to comply with legislative requirements.

All PPE Required: Our SWMS includes a comprehensive list of all PPE required for working with a glass polisher. This ensures that your workers are adequately protected from hazards associated with this high-risk machinery.

Risk Assessment and Risk Assessment Matrix: Our SWMS includes a risk assessment and risk assessment matrix, which helps you assess potential hazards and identify ways to mitigate those risks.

Checklist for All Requirements: Our SWMS includes a checklist to ensure that all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS. This helps you identify any potential gaps in your risk management plan.

Sign Off Page for All Workers and Responsible Persons: Our SWMS includes a sign-off page for all workers and responsible persons, which ensures that everyone involved in the project is aware of their responsibilities and has acknowledged their understanding of the SWMS.

Easy to Use and Customize: Our SWMS is designed to be user-friendly and easy to customize. You can easily tailor it to your specific project requirements.

Suitable for Large Contracts and Tenders: Our SWMS is suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work. It is comprehensive enough to meet the needs of even the most complex projects.

Instantly Delivered Download: Our SWMS is available as an instantly delivered download, which means you can access it as soon as you purchase it.

Our SWMS is an invaluable tool for ensuring the safety of your workers and complying with legislative requirements. With its comprehensive coverage and ease of use, it’s the perfect solution for anyone working with a glass polisher.

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


  • Electrical hazards from the use of electrical equipment
  • Slips, trips and falls from wet floors
  • Eye injuries from flying glass particles
  • Cuts from broken glass
  • Chemical hazards from the use of cleaning chemicals
  • Musculoskeletal injuries from prolonged standing and repetitive motions

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

  • Safety glasses or goggles
  • Cut-resistant gloves
  • Non-slip footwear
  • High-visibility vest
  • Hearing protection


  • Glass polisher
  • Cleaning chemicals
  • Squeegee
  • Ladder or step stool (if necessary)


  1. Identify the location and size of the glass surface to be polished.
  2. Turn off all electrical appliances in the immediate area to prevent electrical shock.
  3. Put on PPE, including safety glasses or goggles, cut-resistant gloves, non-slip footwear, and a high-visibility vest.
  4. Inspect the glass surface for any cracks or chips, and make sure the surface is free from any loose debris.
  5. Apply the appropriate cleaning chemical to the glass surface and let it sit for a few minutes.
  6. Use the glass polisher to clean and polish the glass surface, starting at the top and working downwards.
  7. Use the squeegee to remove excess water and cleaning solution from the glass surface.
  8. If necessary, use a ladder or step stool to reach high or hard-to-reach areas.
  9. Dispose of any broken glass or debris in a safe manner.
  10. Store all equipment and cleaning chemicals in their designated location.
  11. Turn on all electrical appliances that were turned off earlier.
  12. Remove PPE and store it in its designated location.
  13. Conduct a final check of the work area to ensure it is clean and free from any hazards.

Emergency Procedures:

  • In the event of an electrical shock, turn off the power source immediately and seek medical attention.
  • If a worker falls and sustains an injury, administer first aid and seek medical attention immediately.
  • In the event of a chemical spill or exposure, follow the appropriate emergency procedures outlined in the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for the cleaning chemical.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey everyone, it’s great to be here talking about an important topic – the dangers and safety recommendations on working with a glass polisher. Now, this may seem like a mundane topic, but trust me, it’s essential to stay safe when working with potentially dangerous equipment like a glass polisher.

First off, let’s talk about the dangers of working with a glass polisher. The most significant danger is the potential for injury from the glass shards that are created during the polishing process. Glass shards can be sharp and can cause significant cuts or even eye injuries if they come into contact with your face. Additionally, the glass polishing process can create a lot of dust, which can be harmful if inhaled over an extended period.

To ensure your safety, there are some important safety recommendations that you should follow when working with a glass polisher. First, always wear proper personal protective equipment (PPE), such as safety glasses, gloves, and a dust mask. This equipment is designed to protect you from flying glass shards and dust particles that can cause harm to your body.

Next, it’s crucial to make sure that the glass polisher you are using is in good working condition. Before you start working, check the machine for any loose parts, frayed wires, or other defects that could cause the machine to malfunction. If you notice any issues, stop using the machine immediately and have it repaired by a professional.

Another safety recommendation is to keep the area around the glass polisher clean and free from clutter. This will help prevent accidents from occurring and reduce the risk of tripping or falling while working. Additionally, make sure that the glass polisher is placed on a stable surface and that it’s securely anchored to prevent it from tipping over during use.

When using a glass polisher, it’s essential to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully. This will help ensure that you are using the machine correctly and that you are not putting yourself or others at risk of injury. Always start the machine on the lowest setting and gradually increase the speed as needed. Additionally, make sure that the glass is firmly secured in the polisher and that you are using the correct polishing disc for the type of glass you are working with.

It’s also important to take breaks frequently when working with a glass polisher. This will give your body a chance to rest and reduce the risk of fatigue-related accidents. Additionally, if you start to feel dizzy or lightheaded while using the machine, stop immediately and seek medical attention if necessary.

Finally, always be aware of your surroundings when working with a glass polisher. This includes being aware of other people in the area and any potential hazards that could cause harm. If you notice any safety concerns, stop using the machine immediately and address the issue before continuing.

In conclusion, working with a glass polisher can be dangerous if you don’t take the necessary precautions to ensure your safety. By following these safety recommendations, you can reduce the risk of injury and ensure that you are using the machine correctly. Remember to always wear proper PPE, keep the area around the machine clean and clutter-free, and take breaks frequently to reduce the risk of fatigue-related accidents. Stay safe out there!


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