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Hammer Drill Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing the Safe Work Method Statement for using a hammer drill – a comprehensive and pre-filled document that covers all the essential details to ensure safety when operating high-risk machinery on your worksite. Our SWMS is designed to assist in identifying hazards and minimising the risks associated with using a hammer drill, providing a helpful tool that can be customised to your specific project needs.

Key Features:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Our SWMS provides a comprehensive guide for safely operating a hammer drill on your worksite. All the essential details have been pre-filled, which can save you time and ensure accuracy.
  • Fully Editable and Customisable: Our SWMS is fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format, allowing you to easily adapt it to your specific project needs.
  • Includes Scope of Project and Project Details: Our SWMS includes a section that outlines the scope of the project and the project details, ensuring that all workers are aware of the project’s objectives.
  • Includes Checklist of Any High-Risk Machinery on Site: Our SWMS includes a checklist of any high-risk machinery on the worksite, which can assist in identifying potential hazards.
  • Includes Space for Recording Any Staff Training: Our SWMS includes space for recording any staff training, ensuring that all workers have the necessary skills and knowledge to operate a hammer drill safely.
  • Includes Before and After Risk Ratings: Our SWMS includes before and after risk ratings, which can help measure the effectiveness of the controls implemented.
  • Includes Resources for Use of Legislative References: Our SWMS includes resources for use of legislative references, making it easy to identify the relevant legislation and standards applicable to your project.
  • Includes All PPE Required: Our SWMS includes all PPE required to safely operate a hammer drill, ensuring that all workers are adequately protected.
  • Includes Risk Assessment and Risk Assessment Matrix: Our SWMS includes a risk assessment and risk assessment matrix, which can assist in identifying potential hazards and implementing controls.
  • Includes Checklist to Ensure All Requirements Have Been Covered When Implementing the SWMS: Our SWMS includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS, ensuring that no essential details have been overlooked.
  • Includes Sign-Off Page for All Workers and Responsible Persons: Our SWMS includes a sign-off page for all workers and responsible persons, ensuring that everyone is aware of their responsibilities and that the SWMS has been read and understood.
  • Easy to Use, Easy to Customize: Our SWMS is designed to be easy to use and easy to customize, allowing you to adapt it to your specific project needs quickly.
  • Suitable for Large Contracts and Tenders, Including Tier 1 Contractual Work: Our SWMS is suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work, making it an essential tool for anyone working in the construction industry.
  • Instantly Delivered Download: Our SWMS is available as an instantly delivered download, making it easy to access and use on your worksite.

At our company, we take safety seriously, and our SWMS is designed to assist you in ensuring the safety of your workers when operating a hammer drill. While we cannot guarantee that our SWMS covers every possible detail, we believe that it provides a comprehensive guide for safely operating a hammer drill on your worksite.

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


  • Electrical shock from faulty electrical cords or equipment
  • Tripping and slipping hazards from cords, hoses, and debris on the work area
  • Noise exposure above safe levels
  • Inhalation of dust and debris from drilling
  • Eye injuries from flying debris
  • Musculoskeletal injuries from awkward posture and repetitive motion

Risk controls:

  1. Preparation:
  • Conduct a pre-start inspection of the hammer drill and associated equipment to ensure that they are in good working condition and free from defects.
  • Ensure that the work area is clean and free from debris, and that there is adequate lighting and ventilation.
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) including safety glasses, hearing protection, dust mask, gloves, and appropriate footwear.
  1. Operating procedures:
  • Secure the workpiece to prevent movement during drilling.
  • Mark the location of the hole to be drilled using a marker or chalk.
  • Ensure that the hammer drill is securely positioned and the drill bit is securely fastened.
  • Position the drill perpendicular to the workpiece and begin drilling at a slow speed to prevent the bit from slipping.
  • Increase the speed of the drill as necessary to complete the hole.
  • Avoid using excessive force or pressure on the drill.
  • If the drill bit becomes stuck, release the trigger and remove it from the hole before attempting to free it.
  • Avoid using the hammer drill above shoulder height to prevent musculoskeletal injuries.
  1. Cleaning and maintenance:
  • Turn off and unplug the hammer drill after use.
  • Clean the drill and associated equipment with a damp cloth to remove any debris or dust.
  • Inspect the drill and equipment for damage or wear and report any defects or damage to a supervisor.
  • Store the hammer drill and associated equipment in a safe and secure location away from unauthorised access.

Emergency procedures:

  • In case of an emergency, immediately turn off the hammer drill and disconnect it from the power source.
  • Seek medical attention for any injuries or illnesses.
  • Follow the emergency procedures specific to your workplace.

Gary’s Safety Tips

G’day, my friends! Today, we’re talking about hammer drills and the dangers that come with them. Hammer drills are powerful tools that can make construction projects a breeze, but if you’re not careful, they can also be incredibly dangerous. So, I’m here to give you some safety tips to make sure you’re using your hammer drill properly.

First and foremost, make sure you’re wearing the right gear. This means safety glasses, a hard hat, gloves, and ear protection. Hammer drills are incredibly loud and can cause serious damage to your hearing, so it’s important to protect yourself. Additionally, you should always wear steel-toed boots to protect your feet from falling debris.

Next, make sure you’re using the right drill bit for the job. Using the wrong drill bit can cause the bit to break or the drill to malfunction, which can be dangerous. Always check the manufacturer’s instructions to make sure you’re using the right bit for your drill.

When drilling, make sure you’re using the proper technique. This means keeping your drill perpendicular to the surface you’re drilling into and applying steady pressure. Don’t push too hard, as this can cause the bit to become stuck or break. Instead, let the drill do the work and apply steady pressure until the hole is complete.

It’s also important to pay attention to the depth of the hole you’re drilling. Hammer drills can create deep holes quickly, but you don’t want to drill too deep and hit something you shouldn’t, like a water pipe or electrical wire. Always check the area you’re drilling in and mark off the depth you need to drill before you start.

One of the most important safety tips for using a hammer drill is to never, ever, remove the safety guard. The safety guard is there to protect you from debris and to keep the drill bit from hitting your hand or arm. Removing the safety guard is incredibly dangerous and can result in serious injury.

Another important safety tip is to never leave your hammer drill unattended. This means not leaving it running while you go get a drink or taking your eyes off it while it’s in use. Hammer drills can be unpredictable, and you never know when something might go wrong. Always stay focused and aware of your surroundings when using a hammer drill.

Finally, make sure you’re using your hammer drill in a safe environment. This means keeping the area around you clear of debris and other hazards, and making sure you’re not drilling into something that could cause a dangerous reaction. For example, if you’re drilling into concrete that has rebar in it, make sure you know where the rebar is located so you don’t accidentally drill into it.

In conclusion, hammer drills are incredibly powerful tools that can make construction projects easier and faster. However, they can also be incredibly dangerous if not used properly. By following these safety tips, you can make sure you’re using your hammer drill safely and avoiding potential injury. So, stay safe out there, my friends, and happy drilling!


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