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Linear Saw Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing our Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) for using a linear saw – the perfect tool for those looking to ensure safety and compliance on their job site. With our SWMS, you can rest easy knowing that your project is covered, without any unrealistic promises or claims.

Our SWMS boasts a range of features designed to make your life easier and safer:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Our SWMS is pre-filled with a range of important details, ensuring that nothing is missed when it comes to safety on your job site.
  • Fully editable and customisable: The SWMS is fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format, meaning that you can tailor it to suit your specific project requirements.
  • Includes scope and project details: The SWMS includes the scope of the project and all relevant project details, ensuring that everyone on the job site is on the same page when it comes to safety requirements.
  • Includes high-risk machinery checklist: Our SWMS includes a checklist of any high-risk machinery on site, making it easy to identify potential hazards and mitigate risks.
  • Includes staff training recording space: We’ve also included space for recording any staff training that may be required, ensuring that all workers are properly trained and equipped to use the linear saw safely.
  • Before and after risk ratings: The SWMS includes before and after risk ratings, allowing you to track the effectiveness of your risk management strategies.
  • Resources for legislative references: Our SWMS includes resources for use of legislative references, ensuring that your job site is compliant with all relevant legislation.
  • PPE requirements: The SWMS includes all PPE required, ensuring that workers are properly equipped to work safely.
  • Risk assessment and matrix: Our SWMS includes a risk assessment and risk assessment matrix, making it easy to identify potential hazards and determine appropriate risk management strategies.
  • Implementation checklist: We’ve also included a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS, ensuring that nothing is missed.
  • Sign off page: Finally, our SWMS includes a sign-off page for all workers and responsible persons, ensuring that everyone is on the same page and committed to safety.

Our SWMS is easy to use and customise, making it suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work. And with our instantly delivered download, you can get started on ensuring safety and compliance on your job site right away.

So if you’re looking for a reliable tool to help ensure safety on your job site, our Safe Work Method Statement for using a linear saw is for you.

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


  • Contact with moving blade
  • Electrical hazards
  • Eye injuries from flying debris
  • Hearing damage from excessive noise
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Strains and sprains from awkward postures

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment):

  • Safety glasses or goggles
  • Earplugs or earmuffs
  • Protective gloves
  • Safety footwear


  • Inspect the saw and ensure it is in good working condition
  • Ensure the blade is properly installed and tightened
  • Check that the blade is suitable for the material being cut
  • Ensure that the workpiece is properly secured before cutting
  • Ensure there is adequate lighting and ventilation in the work area


  1. Assess the material to be cut and determine the appropriate blade to use.
  2. Ensure the saw is placed on a level and stable surface.
  3. Wear appropriate PPE, including safety glasses or goggles, earplugs or earmuffs, and protective gloves.
  4. Ensure that the blade guard is in place and functioning properly.
  5. Connect the saw to a grounded power source and check for any electrical hazards.
  6. Turn on the saw and allow the blade to reach full speed before making any cuts.
  7. Hold the material to be cut securely with both hands and feed it slowly into the blade.
  8. Maintain a firm grip on the material and keep your hands and fingers away from the blade.
  9. Do not attempt to remove the material until the blade has come to a complete stop.
  10. After use, turn off the saw, unplug it from the power source, and clean up the work area.

Emergency Procedures:

  • In case of an emergency, immediately turn off the saw and unplug it from the power source.
  • If there is an injury, seek medical attention immediately.
  • If there is a fire, use a fire extinguisher to put it out, or evacuate the area and call emergency services.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hello, friends, Gary here! It’s time to talk about an important topic – working with a linear saw. This tool can be extremely dangerous if not used properly, so it’s important to understand the potential dangers and safety recommendations to ensure you stay safe while using it.

First and foremost, let’s talk about the dangers. A linear saw, also known as a reciprocating saw, is a powerful tool that can cut through a variety of materials such as wood, metal, and plastic. The blade moves back and forth in a rapid motion, creating a cutting action that can easily cause injury if not used correctly.

One of the biggest dangers of using a linear saw is the risk of kickback. This occurs when the blade gets caught in the material being cut and is forced back towards the user. This can result in serious injury, especially if the user is not wearing proper safety gear like gloves, eye protection, and a face shield.

Another danger to be aware of is the risk of blade breakage. If the blade is not securely attached to the saw or is damaged, it can break during use and cause serious harm to the user. It’s important to regularly check the blade for any signs of wear or damage before using it.

Now, let’s talk about some safety recommendations to keep in mind when using a linear saw. First and foremost, always wear proper safety gear. This includes gloves, eye protection, and a face shield to protect against debris and potential kickback.

Secondly, make sure the blade is securely attached to the saw before use. Check for any signs of wear or damage, and replace the blade if necessary. Using a damaged blade can lead to serious injury and should never be attempted.

It’s also important to use the correct blade for the material being cut. Using the wrong blade can not only result in poor performance, but can also be dangerous. Make sure to read the manufacturer’s recommendations for the saw and blade to ensure proper use.

Additionally, always use the saw with two hands and keep a firm grip on it at all times. This will help prevent kickback and keep the saw steady during use. Never attempt to cut freehand or with one hand as this greatly increases the risk of injury.

Finally, be aware of your surroundings when using a linear saw. Make sure there is ample space to move around and avoid cutting near electrical cords or other potential hazards. Keep the area clean and free of debris to prevent tripping or slipping hazards.

In conclusion, a linear saw can be a powerful and effective tool when used correctly, but can also be extremely dangerous if not used properly. It’s important to understand the potential dangers and follow the safety recommendations to ensure you stay safe while using it. Remember to always wear proper safety gear, use the correct blade for the material being cut, and keep a firm grip on the saw at all times. Stay safe out there, folks!


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