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Milling Machine Safe Work Method Statement


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Milling Machine Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing our Milling Machine Safe Work Method Statement – the comprehensive and easy-to-use tool that helps you manage risks and ensure safety on your worksite. Here are some key features:

Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Our SWMS for using a milling machine comes pre-filled with all the necessary details, making it comprehensive and convenient to use. You won’t have to worry about missing anything important.

Fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format for easy editing: We understand that each worksite is unique and may have different requirements. That’s why our SWMS is fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format, allowing you to make changes and updates easily.

Includes the scope of the project and the project details: Our SWMS includes the scope of the project and all the important project details to ensure that all workers are aware of what needs to be done.

Includes checklist of any high-risk machinery on site: Our SWMS includes a checklist of any high-risk machinery on site, allowing you to identify potential hazards and manage them effectively.

Includes space for recording any staff training: With our SWMS, you can keep track of staff training and ensure that everyone is properly trained before operating any machinery.

Includes before and after risk ratings: Our SWMS includes before and after risk ratings, allowing you to assess and manage risks effectively.

Includes resources for use of legislative references: We understand that keeping up with legislative references can be challenging. That’s why our SWMS includes resources to help you stay compliant with all relevant legislation.

Includes all PPE required: Our SWMS includes all personal protective equipment (PPE) required, ensuring that workers are properly protected.

Includes risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: Our SWMS includes a risk assessment and risk assessment matrix to help you identify potential hazards and assess the level of risk associated with them.

Includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS: With our SWMS, you can rest assured that all necessary requirements have been covered before implementation.

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 has acknowledged the SWMS.

Easy to use, easy to customise: Our SWMS is designed to be easy to use and easy to customise, making it the perfect tool for any worksite.

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 and valuable asset for any business.

Instantly delivered download: Once you purchase our SWMS, you can instantly download it and start using it right away.

At Bluesafe, we understand the importance of workplace safety and are committed to providing our customers with the best tools and resources to manage risks effectively. Our Safe Work Method Statement for using a milling machine is just one of the many ways we can help you achieve this goal. So why wait? Purchase our SWMS today and take the first step towards a safer and more productive worksite!

Here is some safety information related to using a milling machine.


  1. Entanglement hazards from rotating parts, such as the milling cutter, spindle, and workpiece.
  2. Noise exposure from the machine’s operation.
  3. Flying debris from the milling cutter, chips, and workpiece.
  4. Electrical hazards from the machine’s electrical system.
  5. Tripping and slipping hazards due to cluttered work areas and slippery floors.

Control Measures:

  1. All workers must be trained and competent to operate the milling machine safely.
  2. Protective equipment, such as safety glasses, hearing protection, and non-slip footwear, must be worn at all times.
  3. Work areas must be kept clean and free of clutter to reduce tripping hazards.
  4. The milling machine must be maintained and inspected regularly to ensure that it is in good working condition.
  5. The milling cutter must be properly installed and secured before operation.
  6. Machine guards must be in place to prevent entanglement hazards and flying debris.
  7. A safe distance must be maintained between the operator and the milling machine during operation.
  8. The machine must be shut off and unplugged before any maintenance or cleaning activities.
  9. A lockout/tag-out procedure must be followed when the machine is being serviced or repaired.
  10. Workers must follow safe work practices, such as keeping their hands and loose clothing away from the milling cutter.

Emergency Procedures:

  1. In the event of an emergency, the milling machine must be shut off immediately.
  2. Workers must know the location of the emergency stop button and how to use it.
  3. First aid supplies must be readily available in case of injury.
  4. Workers must know the location of the nearest exit and evacuation route.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey everyone, Gary here. Today I want to talk about something that’s very important for those of you who work with milling machines. Milling machines are incredibly powerful tools, but they can also be dangerous if you don’t take the necessary precautions.

First and foremost, you need to be properly trained before using a milling machine. This is not something that you can just figure out on your own. If you’re not trained, you’re putting yourself and those around you in danger. So, make sure that you’ve received proper training from a qualified professional.

Another important safety tip is to always wear the proper personal protective equipment (PPE). This includes safety glasses, hearing protection, and a dust mask. The dust and debris that comes off of a milling machine can be very harmful to your lungs, so it’s important to wear a mask to protect yourself.

You also need to make sure that the milling machine is properly maintained. This means checking the machine before each use to make sure that everything is in good working order. If there are any problems with the machine, you need to have them fixed before you start working with it.

One of the biggest dangers of using a milling machine is the risk of getting your fingers caught in the moving parts. To prevent this, you should always keep your hands away from the moving parts of the machine. Use clamps and other tools to hold your workpiece in place, and keep your hands a safe distance away from the milling cutter.

Another important safety tip is to never remove chips or swarf from the machine while it’s running. The chips can be very sharp, and they can fly off of the machine at high speeds, potentially causing serious injury. Always turn off the machine and wait for it to come to a complete stop before removing chips or swarf.

It’s also important to never leave the milling machine running unattended. This is especially true if you’re using a CNC machine that is programmed to run for long periods of time. Always stay near the machine and keep an eye on it while it’s running.

If you’re working with a milling machine that has a coolant system, make sure that the coolant is properly contained and not leaking onto the floor. Coolant can make the floor slippery and increase the risk of slips and falls. It can also be harmful if it comes into contact with your skin, so always wear gloves and other protective gear when working with coolant.

Lastly, always make sure that the milling machine is properly grounded. This is important to prevent electrical shock and to ensure that the machine is operating safely. If you’re unsure about whether or not the machine is properly grounded, have a qualified electrician check it out before you start using it.

In conclusion, milling machines are incredibly powerful tools that can be dangerous if not used properly. Always make sure that you’re properly trained, wear the proper PPE, and keep your hands and other body parts away from the moving parts of the machine. Make sure that the machine is properly maintained, never leave it running unattended, and always make sure that it’s properly grounded. By following these safety tips, you can help ensure that you and those around you stay safe while using a milling machine.


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