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Hydraulic Notcher Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing our Safe Work Method Statement specifically designed for working with a hydraulic notcher! We understand the importance of ensuring that all workers are kept safe while carrying out their tasks on site. That’s why we’ve created this comprehensive SWMS that covers all the necessary details without any guesswork.

Here are the key features of our Safe Work Method Statement:

Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Our SWMS is pre-filled with all the necessary details, making it a comprehensive solution that covers everything from the scope of the project to the project details.

Fully editable and customisable: Our SWMS is in Microsoft Word format, which means it’s fully editable and customisable to suit your specific needs. You can easily add or remove information to make it work for you.

Includes the scope of the project and the project details: Our SWMS includes a detailed scope of the project and all the necessary project details to ensure that everyone is on the same page.

Includes checklist of any high-risk machinery on site: We understand the importance of identifying high-risk machinery on site. That’s why our SWMS includes a checklist of any such machinery to ensure that everyone is aware of the potential risks.

Includes space for recording any staff training: Our SWMS includes space to record any staff training to ensure that everyone is adequately trained and qualified to carry out their tasks safely.

Includes before and after risk ratings: Our SWMS includes before and after risk ratings to help assess the effectiveness of the SWMS and identify any areas that need improvement.

Includes resources for use of legislative references: Our SWMS includes resources for the use of legislative references, making it easier for you to ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.

Includes all PPE required: Our SWMS includes all the necessary PPE required to ensure that everyone is adequately protected on site.

Includes risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: Our SWMS includes a detailed risk assessment and risk assessment matrix to identify potential risks and help manage them effectively.

Includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS: Our SWMS includes a checklist to ensure that all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS, leaving no room for error.

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 properly implemented.

Easy to use, easy to customize: Our SWMS is designed to be easy to use and easy to customize, ensuring that everyone can understand and follow it.

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 a versatile solution for any project.

Instantly delivered download: Our SWMS is available for instant download, making it quick and easy to get started on your project right away.

We take pride in helping our clients ensure the safety of their workers. While we cannot guarantee a completely risk-free environment, we believe that our SWMS will go a long way in mitigating potential risks and keeping workers safe on site. So why wait? Download our SWMS today and ensure the safety of your workers!

Here is some safety information related to working with a hydraulic notcher.

Hazards and Risks:

  • Pinching, crushing or amputation of fingers, limbs, or body parts due to contact with the notching blade or moving parts
  • Injuries from flying debris
  • Hearing damage due to excessive noise levels
  • Electrical hazards if electrical components are involved
  • Slips, trips, and falls due to improper housekeeping and clutter in the work area

Control Measures: To prevent the above-mentioned hazards, the following control measures will be implemented:

  • Personnel operating the notcher must have received adequate training in the safe operation of the equipment
  • The notcher will be fitted with appropriate safety guards to prevent accidental contact with the notching blade or moving parts
  • All personnel in the work area must wear the required PPE, including safety glasses, hearing protection, and gloves
  • The work area must be kept clean and free of clutter to prevent slips, trips, and falls
  • Electrical components will be inspected and tested regularly by a qualified electrician to ensure they are in good working condition
  • Only qualified personnel will be permitted to operate the notcher
  • Before operating the notcher, the operator must inspect it for any damage or defects and report any issues to the supervisor
  • Material to be notched must be properly secured and supported during the notching process to prevent movement or displacement
  • The notching process must be carried out in a controlled manner, and the operator must remain alert and focused at all times
  • A first aid kit and fire extinguisher must be readily available in the work area in case of emergency


  1. Conduct a pre-start inspection of the hydraulic notcher to ensure it is in good working condition and all safety guards are in place and functioning properly.
  2. Secure and support the material to be notched.
  3. Ensure all personnel in the work area are wearing the required PPE.
  4. Start the hydraulic notcher and position the material to be notched in the appropriate location.
  5. Slowly lower the notching blade onto the material, making sure to maintain control of the material at all times.
  6. Once the notching process is complete, raise the blade and remove the notched material.
  7. Stop the hydraulic notcher and conduct a post-use inspection to ensure it is in good working condition and all safety guards are in place and functioning properly.
  8. Clean up the work area and return all tools and equipment to their designated storage locations.

Emergency Procedures: In the event of an emergency, follow the site-specific emergency procedures. If an injury occurs, administer first aid if trained to do so and call for emergency medical assistance as required. If a fire breaks out, immediately evacuate the area and activate the nearest fire alarm. Use the nearest fire extinguisher to attempt to extinguish the fire if it is safe to do so and evacuate the area if the fire cannot be controlled.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey everyone, it’s your friend Gary, and today I want to talk about an important topic that often gets overlooked in the workplace – the dangers of working with a hydraulic notcher. If you’re not familiar with what a hydraulic notcher is, it’s a powerful machine used to cut and shape metal sheets.

First things first, let’s talk about the dangers of working with this type of equipment. Hydraulic notchers are powerful and can cause serious injuries if not used properly. Some of the risks involved with operating a hydraulic notcher include cuts, lacerations, amputations, and even death. These machines have sharp blades that move at high speeds, which means any mistakes or missteps could have disastrous consequences.

To avoid these dangers, it’s essential to follow all safety guidelines when working with a hydraulic notcher. Some of the most important safety recommendations include:

  1. Wear proper protective gear

One of the best ways to stay safe when working with a hydraulic notcher is to wear the right protective gear. This includes eye protection, gloves, and long-sleeved clothing. You should also wear hearing protection if the machine is loud.

  1. Keep the work area clean and organised

Another important safety tip is to keep your work area clean and organised. This means clearing away any debris or clutter that could cause an accident. It’s also a good idea to mark off the area around the machine to prevent anyone from accidentally getting too close.

  1. Never remove safety guards

Most hydraulic notchers come equipped with safety guards designed to protect the operator from the moving parts of the machine. It’s essential never to remove these guards, as doing so can lead to serious injuries.

  1. Follow proper maintenance procedures

Maintaining your hydraulic notcher is crucial for both safety and performance. Make sure to follow all recommended maintenance procedures, including regular inspections, lubrication, and blade sharpening.

  1. Proper training

Lastly, it’s crucial to receive proper training before operating a hydraulic notcher. This training should cover all safety guidelines, as well as proper usage and maintenance procedures.

In conclusion, working with a hydraulic notcher can be dangerous if not done correctly. To stay safe, make sure to follow all safety recommendations and guidelines, wear proper protective gear, keep your work area clean and organised, never remove safety guards, follow proper maintenance procedures, and receive proper training. By taking these steps, you can ensure your safety and the safety of those around you. Thanks for tuning in, and stay safe out there!


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