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Hinge Borer Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing the Safe Work Method Statement for hinge borer, your comprehensive solution to workplace safety. Our product offers a range of features that make it easy to use and customisable, allowing you to tailor it to your specific project requirements.

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  • Includes checklist of any high-risk machinery on-site: We provide a checklist of any high-risk machinery on-site, so you can be sure you’re taking all necessary precautions.
  • Includes space for recording any staff training: Our SWMS includes space for recording staff training, so you can easily keep track of who has been trained and when.
  • Includes before and after risk ratings: Our SWMS includes before and after risk ratings, so you can assess the effectiveness of your safety measures.
  • Includes resources for use of legislative references: We provide resources for the use of legislative references, so you can be sure you’re complying with all relevant legislation.
  • Includes all PPE required: Our SWMS includes all the personal protective equipment (PPE) required, so you can ensure your workers are protected.
  • Includes risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: We provide a risk assessment and risk assessment matrix, so you can easily identify and manage risks.
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Here is some safety information related to working with a hinge borer.


  • Electrical hazards from the use of power tools
  • Pinch and crush injuries from the moving parts of the hinge borer
  • Struck by injuries from the hinge borer or other tools
  • Tripping hazards from cords or materials on the floor
  • Manual handling injuries from lifting and carrying materials

Risk Controls:

To mitigate the risks associated with the hinge borer, the following controls will be implemented:

  • Only qualified personnel will operate the hinge borer
  • Ensure the power supply is turned off before plugging in the power tool
  • Inspect the power tool and cord for any visible damage or defects
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including safety glasses, hearing protection, and gloves
  • Ensure the work area is clear of tripping hazards, and any materials or debris are removed
  • Use suitable lifting equipment or manual handling techniques to lift and carry materials
  • Ensure a clear path of travel when moving materials
  • Keep hands, fingers, and loose clothing away from the moving parts of the hinge borer
  • Use clamps or other securing devices to hold materials in place while drilling
  • Do not leave the hinge borer unattended while it is in use
  • Use appropriate tools for the job and ensure they are in good condition

Emergency Procedures:

In case of an emergency, the following procedures will be followed:

  • Stop work immediately
  • If someone is injured, seek medical attention immediately
  • Isolate the area and ensure the power tool is turned off
  • Notify the site supervisor or emergency services if required

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey there, it’s your pal Gary, and today we’re going to talk about something that might not be as glamorous as social media or entrepreneurship, but it’s just as important: safety in the workplace.

Specifically, we’re going to be talking about hinge borers, and the potential dangers that come with using them. If you’re not familiar with what a hinge borer is, it’s a power tool that’s used to drill holes into doors for hinges. While they can be incredibly useful, they can also be incredibly dangerous if not used properly.

So, let’s start with the dangers. The first thing to keep in mind is that hinge borers are power tools, and that means they can cause serious injury if not used properly. One of the biggest risks is the potential for the drill bit to snag or bind while it’s spinning, which can cause the tool to kick back and potentially injure the operator or anyone else in the vicinity.

Another danger is the potential for the drill bit to break or shatter while in use. This can happen if the bit is worn or damaged, or if it encounters an obstacle while drilling. If the bit shatters, it can send sharp fragments flying in all directions, potentially causing serious injury or even blindness.

So, what can you do to stay safe while using a hinge borer? Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  1. Wear proper safety gear. This should include eye protection, hearing protection, and gloves at a minimum. Depending on the situation, you may also need a dust mask, a hard hat, or other protective gear.
  2. Use the tool as intended. Make sure you’re using the correct bit for the job, and that the bit is in good condition. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the tool, and never use it in a way that’s not intended.
  3. Keep your work area clean and organised. This can help prevent accidents caused by tripping or falling, and it can also help you avoid accidentally drilling into something you didn’t mean to.
  4. Use a clamp or vise to secure the door you’re working on. This can help prevent the door from moving around while you’re drilling, which can reduce the risk of injury.
  5. Be aware of your surroundings. Make sure you’re not drilling into anything that could be damaged or cause injury if the drill bit were to go all the way through the door.
  6. Finally, always be alert and focused when using a hinge borer. This is not the time to be distracted by your phone or other distractions. Keep your attention focused on the task at hand, and be prepared to react quickly if something goes wrong.

So there you have it, folks. While hinge borers can be incredibly useful tools, they can also be incredibly dangerous if not used properly. By following these safety tips and being aware of the potential risks, you can help keep yourself and others safe while using this tool.

Remember, safety should always be your top priority, no matter what kind of work you’re doing. Stay safe out there, and I’ll catch you all in the next one.


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