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Jack Hammer Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing our Jack Hammer Safe Work Method Statement – a comprehensive tool for ensuring a safe work environment on your project site. With its pre-filled and comprehensive format, you can rest assured that all necessary details have been covered. Let’s take a closer look at some of the key features that make this SWMS an invaluable asset for your project:

• Fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format for easy editing – no need to waste time creating a new document from scratch, simply customise our pre-existing template to suit your specific project requirements.

• Includes the scope of the project and the project details – a clear and concise overview of the project at hand helps to ensure that all workers are aware of what they are working on.

• Includes checklist of any high risk machinery on site – high risk machinery can pose a significant hazard to workers, so having a checklist to identify and manage these risks is essential.

• Includes space for recording any staff training – keeping track of staff training and ensuring that all workers are appropriately trained is essential for maintaining a safe work environment.

• Includes before and after risk ratings – being able to accurately assess the level of risk before and after implementing control measures is crucial for ensuring that the SWMS is effective.

• Includes resources for use of legislative references – staying up-to-date with legislative requirements is crucial for maintaining a safe work environment, and our SWMS includes all the necessary resources.

• Includes all PPE required – personal protective equipment is a must on any project site, and our SWMS includes a comprehensive list of all PPE required for using a jackhammer.

• Includes risk assessment and risk assessment matrix – a thorough risk assessment is the foundation for any SWMS, and our template includes a comprehensive risk assessment matrix.

• Includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS – this ensures that nothing is missed and all requirements have been addressed.

• Includes sign off page for all workers and responsible persons – ensuring that all workers and responsible persons sign off on the SWMS helps to ensure that everyone is aware of their responsibilities and is committed to maintaining a safe work environment.

• Easy to use, easy to customise – our SWMS template is user-friendly and can be easily customised to suit your specific project requirements.

• Suitable for large contracts and Tenders, including tier 1 contractual work – our SWMS is suitable for any project, no matter how big or small.

• Instantly delivered download – our SWMS template can be downloaded instantly, saving you time and ensuring that you can get started on your project as soon as possible.

At Bluesafe, we understand the importance of maintaining a safe work environment, and our SWMS template has been designed with this in mind. With its comprehensive format, editable template, and user-friendly design, you can rest assured that you are taking all the necessary steps to ensure the safety of your workers.

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


  • Noise exposure
  • Hand-arm vibration syndrome
  • Flying debris
  • Tripping and falling
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Electrical hazards
  • Inhalation of dust and fumes

Risk Control Measures:

  1. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • All workers must wear appropriate PPE, including:
    • Hearing protection (ear muffs or ear plugs) to reduce noise exposure
    • Safety goggles or face shields to protect against flying debris
    • Gloves to reduce hand-arm vibration syndrome
    • Safety boots to reduce the risk of foot injuries
    • Respirators to protect against inhalation of dust and fumes
  1. Equipment
  • Jack hammers must be regularly inspected and maintained to ensure they are safe to use.
  • Only trained and authorised personnel should operate jack hammers.
  • Keep equipment away from live electrical sources.
  1. Work Environment
  • Ensure a clear work area, free from tripping hazards.
  • Use barriers or signs to keep non-workers away from the work area.
  • Use dust suppression methods, such as water, to minimize the inhalation of dust.
  • Ensure proper ventilation in enclosed spaces to prevent the buildup of fumes.
  1. Safe Work Practices
  • Plan and communicate work procedures to all personnel involved.
  • Take regular breaks to avoid muscle fatigue and maintain concentration.
  • Do not use excessive force when operating the jack hammer.
  • Use proper lifting techniques when moving the jack hammer.
  • Always turn off the jack hammer before setting it down.

Emergency Procedures:

  • In case of an emergency, immediately shut off the jack hammer and remove the worker from the area.
  • Provide first aid and call for medical assistance if necessary.
  • In case of fire, activate the fire alarm and follow established emergency procedures.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey there, my friends! Today, I want to talk to you about something serious – the dangers of using a jackhammer and some safety recommendations to keep you and those around you safe.

First off, let’s talk about the risks associated with using a jackhammer. A jackhammer is a powerful tool that can easily cause serious injury or even death if not used correctly. The most common injuries associated with jackhammer use include cuts, bruises, fractures, and even amputations.

One of the biggest dangers of using a jackhammer is flying debris. When you’re breaking up concrete or asphalt, tiny particles can fly up into the air and hit you or others nearby. This can cause serious eye injuries, as well as cuts and bruises.

Another danger of using a jackhammer is the risk of hearing damage. Jackhammers are incredibly loud, and prolonged exposure to their noise can cause permanent hearing loss.

In addition to these risks, using a jackhammer also puts a significant strain on your body. The repetitive motion of using the tool can cause muscle and joint pain, as well as more serious injuries like tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Now that we’ve talked about the risks associated with using a jackhammer, let’s discuss some safety recommendations to keep you and those around you safe.

First and foremost, always wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when using a jackhammer. This includes eye protection like safety goggles or a face shield, as well as earplugs or earmuffs to protect your hearing. You should also wear a hard hat, steel-toed boots, and gloves to protect your head, feet, and hands.

When using a jackhammer, it’s also important to make sure you have a clear work area. Clear away any debris or obstacles that could cause you to trip or fall, and make sure there are no other people or objects nearby that could be hit by flying debris.

Another important safety recommendation is to take frequent breaks. Using a jackhammer can be exhausting work, and taking regular breaks can help prevent fatigue and reduce the risk of injury.

It’s also important to use the jackhammer correctly. Make sure you’re using the right attachment for the job, and always hold the tool with both hands to maintain control. When breaking up concrete or asphalt, work in small sections and move the tool back and forth in a slow, controlled motion.

Finally, always be aware of your surroundings when using a jackhammer. Stay alert and focused on the task at hand, and be prepared to stop if something unexpected happens.

In conclusion, using a jackhammer can be a dangerous job, but by following these safety recommendations, you can reduce the risk of injury to yourself and those around you. Remember to always wear appropriate PPE, keep your work area clear, take frequent breaks, use the tool correctly, and stay alert and aware of your surroundings. Stay safe out there, my friends!


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