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Magnetic Drill Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing our comprehensive Safe Work Method Statement for working with a magnetic drill – the perfect tool for ensuring the safety of your workers and the success of your project. Our SWMS is designed to help you identify and control the risks associated with using a magnetic drill and to ensure that all necessary precautions are taken to protect your workers.

Key features of our SWMS include:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Our SWMS is pre-filled with all the essential information you need to get started, making it easy to use right out of the box. It’s also comprehensive, covering all the necessary details to ensure your workers are safe while operating a magnetic drill.
  • Fully Editable and Customisable: Our SWMS comes in Microsoft Word format, which means you can easily edit and customise it to suit your specific needs. This allows you to tailor it to the requirements of your particular project or work site.
  • Includes the Scope of the Project and Project Details: Our SWMS includes a detailed scope of the project and project details, ensuring that all relevant information is documented and easily accessible.
  • Includes Checklist of High-Risk Machinery on Site: Our SWMS includes a checklist of any high-risk machinery on site, helping you identify potential hazards and take appropriate measures to mitigate them.
  • Includes Space for Recording Staff Training: Our SWMS includes space for recording any staff training, ensuring that all workers are properly trained and equipped to operate a magnetic drill safely.
  • Includes Before and After Risk Ratings: Our SWMS includes before and after risk ratings, providing a clear picture of the risks involved in the work and the effectiveness of the controls in place.
  • Includes Resources for Legislative References: Our SWMS includes resources for use of legislative references, ensuring that all relevant legislation is complied with.
  • Includes All PPE Required: Our SWMS includes all PPE required, ensuring that workers are properly protected while operating a magnetic drill.
  • Includes Risk Assessment and Risk Assessment Matrix: Our SWMS includes a risk assessment and risk assessment matrix, helping you identify and assess the risks associated with using a magnetic drill.
  • Includes Checklist for Ensuring All Requirements are Covered: Our SWMS includes a checklist to ensure that all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS.
  • 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 involved in the project is aware of and agrees to the contents of the SWMS.
  • Easy to Use, Easy to Customise: Our SWMS is designed to be easy to use and easy to customise, making it accessible to workers at all levels of experience.
  • 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, providing a high level of assurance to clients and stakeholders.
  • Instantly Delivered Download: Our SWMS is available as an instantly delivered download, ensuring that you can start using it right away.

Our SWMS is designed to be a valuable tool for anyone working with a magnetic drill, providing a comprehensive and easy-to-use framework for managing risk and ensuring safety. With its pre-filled and editable format, it’s the perfect solution for any project, large or small. So why wait? Download our SWMS today and take the first step towards a safer, more successful project!

Here is some safety information related to working with a magnetic drill.


  • Electrocution
  • Entanglement
  • Falls from height
  • Eye injuries
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Burns from hot metal chips

Risk Controls:

  1. Before starting work, inspect the magnetic drill for any damage or defects.
  2. Ensure that the work area is clear of any hazards and there is enough space to safely operate the drill.
  3. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves, and appropriate footwear.
  4. Ensure that the magnetic drill is properly grounded and that the power supply is disconnected before attaching or detaching the drill bit.
  5. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery that could become entangled in the drill.
  6. Do not touch the drill bit or workpiece while the drill is in operation.
  7. Use a clamp or vice to secure the workpiece to prevent it from moving during drilling.
  8. If drilling at heights, ensure that a secure platform or ladder is used and that fall protection equipment is worn.
  9. Use a suitable lubricant to reduce friction and heat buildup while drilling.
  10. Allow the drill bit to cool down before removing it from the magnetic drill to avoid burns from hot metal chips.


  1. Conduct a risk assessment of the work area and identify any hazards that need to be addressed before starting work.
  2. Check the magnetic drill for any damage or defects, and ensure that it is properly grounded and that the power supply is disconnected.
  3. Select the appropriate drill bit for the job and attach it to the magnetic drill according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  4. Secure the workpiece to prevent it from moving during drilling.
  5. Turn on the magnetic drill and allow it to reach the desired speed before beginning drilling.
  6. Apply a suitable lubricant to the drill bit to reduce friction and heat buildup.
  7. Carefully position the drill bit on the workpiece and start drilling.
  8. Keep hands and loose clothing away from the drill bit and workpiece while drilling.
  9. After drilling is complete, turn off the magnetic drill and allow the drill bit to cool down before removing it.
  10. Dispose of any hot metal chips safely.

Emergency Procedures: In the event of an emergency, follow the site-specific emergency procedures. If someone is injured, stop work immediately and provide first aid. Call emergency services if necessary.

Training Requirements: All workers who will be operating a magnetic drill must receive training on the safe use of the equipment, including the hazards associated with the work and the risk controls that have been put in place.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hello, everybody! Today, I want to talk about a serious topic that isn’t discussed enough in the construction and manufacturing industry. That’s right, we’re talking about the dangers and safety recommendations when working with a magnetic drill.

Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Gary, why are we talking about something as basic as drilling holes?” Well, let me tell you, my friends, magnetic drills are no joke. They can easily cause serious injury if not handled properly. So, if you’re working with a magnetic drill, it’s important to know the dangers and safety recommendations to ensure that you stay safe on the job.

First and foremost, let’s talk about the dangers of using a magnetic drill. One of the most significant risks when working with a magnetic drill is the potential for the drill to suddenly release from the material being drilled. This can cause serious injury or damage to property, and it’s essential to take all necessary precautions to prevent this from happening.

Another danger of working with a magnetic drill is the risk of electrical shock. Magnetic drills require electricity to operate, and it’s essential to follow all safety guidelines when working with electrical equipment. Make sure that your drill is properly grounded, and never operate the drill in wet conditions or with wet hands.

Now, let’s talk about some safety recommendations when working with a magnetic drill. The first thing you should do before using a magnetic drill is to read the instruction manual carefully. This will help you understand how to operate the drill correctly and safely. You should also be familiar with the specific model of the magnetic drill that you’re using, as different models may have different safety features and requirements.

Another safety recommendation is to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). This includes safety glasses, hearing protection, and gloves. PPE will help protect you from flying debris, loud noises, and potential electrical shocks. It’s also important to wear appropriate clothing, such as long sleeves and pants, to protect your skin from hot metal chips and sparks.

When setting up your magnetic drill, it’s crucial to ensure that it’s properly secured to the material being drilled. Make sure that the drill’s magnet is clean and in good condition and that the material being drilled is clean and free from any debris. You should also ensure that the drill is level and that the drill bit is correctly inserted and tightened.

While operating the magnetic drill, it’s essential to pay attention to the sound of the drill. If the drill sounds like it’s struggling or if you notice any unusual vibrations, stop the drill immediately and inspect the drill and the material being drilled. If you’re unsure about anything, always err on the side of caution and stop the drill until you can identify and correct the issue.

Finally, when you’re finished using your magnetic drill, it’s important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and storing the drill. This will help ensure that the drill remains in good condition and is safe to use the next time you need it.

In conclusion, magnetic drills can be incredibly useful tools in the construction and manufacturing industry, but they can also be dangerous if not handled properly. By understanding the dangers and following the safety recommendations outlined above, you can ensure that you stay safe on the job and avoid potential injury or property damage. So, stay safe out there, my friends, and remember to always prioritise safety when working with any tools or equipment.


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