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Jig Saw Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing our Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) for using a jig saw – your comprehensive guide to safe and effective jig saw operation! Our SWMS is designed to help you reduce the risks associated with jig saw operation, so you can get the job done safely and with confidence.

Here are some of the key features that make our SWMS stand out:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Our SWMS comes pre-filled with all the necessary details for using a jig saw safely. We have done the hard work of compiling all the essential information, so you don’t have to.
  • Fully Editable and Customisable: Our SWMS is fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format. This means you can easily add or remove information as needed to suit your specific project requirements.
  • Includes the Scope of the Project and Project Details: Our SWMS includes a clear scope of the project and all the necessary project details to ensure everyone is on the same page.
  • Checklist of High-Risk Machinery on Site: Our SWMS includes a checklist of any high-risk machinery on site, so you can ensure that all risks are identified and addressed.
  • Space for Recording Staff Training: Our SWMS includes space for recording any staff training, ensuring that everyone on the site is trained and qualified to use the jig saw safely.
  • Before and After Risk Ratings: Our SWMS includes before and after risk ratings, so you can easily measure the effectiveness of your risk management strategies.
  • Resources for Legislative References: Our SWMS includes all the necessary legislative references and resources for easy reference and compliance.
  • Includes all PPE Required: Our SWMS includes all the personal protective equipment (PPE) required for safe jig saw operation.
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Assessment Matrix: Our SWMS includes a detailed risk assessment and risk assessment matrix to help you identify, assess and manage all the risks associated with jig saw operation.
  • Checklist to Ensure All Requirements are Covered: Our SWMS includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS.
  • 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 on the site has acknowledged and agreed to the SWMS.
  • Easy to Use, Easy to Customise: Our SWMS is designed to be user-friendly and easy to customise, so you can get started on your project quickly and easily.
  • 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, ensuring that you can use it on a wide range of projects.
  • Instantly Delivered Download: Our SWMS is available for instant download, so you can get started on your project right away.

Overall, our SWMS is the perfect tool for anyone who wants to use a jig saw safely and effectively. It’s comprehensive, user-friendly and customisable, making it an essential resource for any project.

Here is some safety information related to using a jig saw.

Hazards and Risks:

The hazards and risks associated with jigsaw use include:

  1. Risk of laceration from the sharp blade
  2. Risk of eye injury from flying debris
  3. Risk of noise-induced hearing loss
  4. Risk of musculoskeletal injury from improper use or prolonged use
  5. Risk of electrical shock

Control Measures:

To eliminate or minimize the hazards and risks associated with jigsaw use, the following control measures must be implemented:

  1. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): All operators must wear appropriate PPE, including safety glasses, hearing protection, and gloves.
  2. Pre-Operational Checks: Before use, check the jigsaw for any damage or defects. Ensure the blade is sharp and properly tightened.
  3. Work Area: Ensure the work area is clear of debris, and that there is adequate lighting.
  4. Use of Jigsaw: Use the jigsaw in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Ensure the blade is cutting in the correct direction and that the jigsaw is securely held with both hands.
  5. Electrical Safety: Ensure that the jigsaw is properly grounded and that the electrical cords are in good condition.
  6. Post-Operational Checks: After use, ensure that the jigsaw is turned off, unplugged, and properly stored.

Emergency Procedures:

In the event of an emergency, such as an injury or an electrical malfunction, the following procedures must be followed:

  1. In case of injury, provide first aid and seek medical attention as necessary.
  2. In case of an electrical malfunction, turn off the power supply and notify the appropriate personnel.
  3. In case of a fire, evacuate the area and call the emergency services.


All operators must be trained in the proper use of the jigsaw and the associated hazards and risks. Training must include the proper use of PPE, the pre- and post-operational checks, and emergency procedures.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey there, my friends! Today we’re going to talk about something that’s near and dear to my heart: workplace safety. Specifically, we’re going to be talking about the dangers of working with a jig saw and some safety recommendations to keep you and your colleagues safe.

Now, I know that working with power tools can be exciting and rewarding. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of making a precise cut or building something with your own two hands. But it’s important to remember that these tools can also be incredibly dangerous if not used properly.

So, let’s start by talking about some of the dangers of working with a jig saw. First and foremost, the blade is incredibly sharp and can cause serious injury if it comes into contact with your skin. Additionally, the saw can kick back or vibrate, which can cause the user to lose control and potentially injure themselves or others.

Another danger to be aware of is the potential for debris to fly off the saw and into your eyes or face. This can happen if you’re cutting through materials like wood or plastic, which can produce a lot of dust and small particles. It’s important to wear eye and face protection to prevent this from happening.

So, how can you stay safe while working with a jig saw? Here are a few recommendations to keep in mind:

  1. Wear proper safety gear: As I mentioned earlier, it’s important to wear eye and face protection when using a jig saw. Additionally, you should wear gloves to protect your hands and earplugs or earmuffs to protect your hearing.
  2. Use the right blade for the job: Different blades are designed for different materials, so it’s important to choose the right one for the job. Using the wrong blade can not only make the job harder, but it can also increase the risk of injury.
  3. Keep your work area clean and organised: A cluttered work area can be a hazard, so make sure to keep your space clean and organised. This will also help prevent debris from getting in your eyes or causing other hazards.
  4. Use the saw at the right speed: Jig saws come with different speed settings, so make sure to use the right one for the material you’re cutting. Using the wrong speed can not only make the job harder, but it can also increase the risk of injury.
  5. Keep your hands and fingers clear of the blade: This may seem like common sense, but it’s important to keep your hands and fingers clear of the blade at all times. One slip could lead to a serious injury, so be mindful of where your hands are at all times.
  6. Don’t rush: Finally, it’s important to take your time when using a jig saw. Rushing through a job can increase the risk of injury, so be patient and take your time to ensure a safe and successful outcome.

Remember, my friends, safety should always come first. No job is worth risking your health or wellbeing. By following these recommendations, you can help ensure a safe and productive work environment for you and your colleagues.

Well, that’s all for today. I hope you found this information helpful, and as always, I encourage you to stay safe and keep hustling!


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