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Motorised Auger Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing the Motorised Auger Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS), the perfect tool to help you and your team stay safe on the job. Here are some of the key features:

Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Our SWMS comes pre-filled with all the necessary details, making it a comprehensive document that covers everything you need to know to stay safe when working with a motorised auger.

Fully editable and customisable: Our SWMS comes in Microsoft Word format, allowing you to easily edit and customise it to suit your specific needs. This makes it a versatile tool that can be adapted to any job or project.

Includes the scope of the project and project details: Our SWMS includes details about the scope of your project, so you can be sure that you’re covering all the necessary ground.

Checklist of high risk machinery on site: We understand that working with high risk machinery can be dangerous, so our SWMS includes a checklist of any high risk machinery that may be present on site, ensuring that you’re aware of any potential hazards.

Space for recording staff training: Our SWMS includes space for recording any staff training that may be required, so you can be sure that everyone on your team is properly trained and ready to work safely.

Before and after risk ratings: Our SWMS includes before and after risk ratings, so you can track your progress and ensure that your safety measures are working effectively.

Resources for use of legislative references: Our SWMS includes resources for the use of legislative references, ensuring that you’re up-to-date with all the latest regulations and guidelines.

Includes all PPE required: Our SWMS includes all the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for working with a motorised auger, so you can be sure that everyone on your team is properly protected.

Risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: Our SWMS includes a risk assessment and risk assessment matrix, ensuring that you’re aware of all potential hazards and have a plan in place to mitigate them.

Checklist for ensuring all requirements have been covered: Our SWMS includes a checklist to ensure that all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS, so you can be sure that you haven’t missed anything important.

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 the safety measures in place and is committed to working safely.

Easy to use, easy to customise: Our SWMS is designed to be easy to use and easy to customise, so you can spend less time worrying about safety and more time focusing on the job at hand.

Suitable for large contracts and tenders: Our SWMS is suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work, so you can be confident that you’re meeting all necessary safety requirements.

Instantly delivered download: Our SWMS is an instantly delivered download, meaning that you can start using it right away and ensure that you and your team are working safely from day one.

So why not take the first step towards a safer workplace and download our Safe Work Method Statement for working with a motorised auger today?

Here is some safety information related to working with a motorised auger.


  1. Entanglement with moving parts
  2. Struck by falling objects
  3. Slips, trips and falls
  4. Contact with underground services
  5. Noise exposure
  6. Exposure to exhaust fumes
  7. Electrical hazards if using an electric motor

Risk Controls:

  1. Ensure all guards are in place and secure before starting the machine
  2. Use personal protective equipment including steel-capped boots, eye protection, hearing protection and gloves
  3. Inspect the site to identify and mark any underground services
  4. Ensure the work area is clear of debris and obstacles
  5. Use a stable and level work platform, such as a scaffolding or ladder
  6. Ensure the machine is properly maintained and serviced
  7. Use a petrol-powered auger to reduce noise and fumes, or use an electric-powered auger with a residual current device (RCD)
  8. Train all personnel involved in the operation of the auger


  1. Conduct a risk assessment of the work area before starting any work
  2. Mark out the area where the holes are to be dug, and identify any underground services
  3. Ensure all guards are in place and secure before starting the machine
  4. Check the auger for any damage or wear before starting the machine
  5. Start the machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions
  6. Carefully position the auger over the marked area and lower it into the ground
  7. Ensure the auger is kept vertical at all times to avoid entanglement with underground services
  8. Use the controls to slowly rotate the auger and dig the hole to the required depth
  9. Once the hole is dug, carefully remove the auger from the ground
  10. Repeat the process for each hole that needs to be dug
  11. Clean and store the machine in a secure location once the work is complete

Emergency Procedures:

  1. In the event of an accident, stop the machine immediately
  2. Attend to any injuries and seek medical attention if necessary
  3. Report the incident to a supervisor or manager
  4. If there is a fire, switch off the machine and use a fire extinguisher to put out the flames
  5. Evacuate the area if there is a gas leak or other hazardous situation
  6. Contact emergency services if necessary

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey there, my friends! Today I want to talk to you about something that is extremely important: motorised augers. These powerful tools are used to dig holes in the ground, and they can make your job a lot easier. However, there are some serious dangers that come along with using them, and I want to make sure that you know how to stay safe.

First of all, let’s talk about the dangers. Motorised augers are extremely powerful, and they can cause serious injuries if they’re not used properly. The most common injuries associated with motorised augers are cuts, punctures, and fractures. These injuries can occur when the auger hits a hard object, like a rock or a root, or when the operator loses control of the tool.

To avoid these injuries, there are a few safety recommendations that you need to follow. The first thing you need to do is make sure that you’re wearing the right protective gear. This includes eye protection, gloves, and steel-toed boots. You should also wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt to protect your skin from any flying debris.

Another important safety recommendation is to make sure that you’re using the right size auger for the job. If you’re digging a small hole, you don’t need to use a large auger. Using a larger auger than necessary can make the tool harder to control and increase the risk of injury.

It’s also important to make sure that the area around you is clear of any obstacles. This includes rocks, roots, and any other objects that could interfere with the auger’s operation. You should also make sure that there are no people or animals in the immediate area.

Before you start using the auger, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the tool and its operation. Make sure that you understand how to start and stop the motor, how to control the speed of the auger, and how to properly position the tool for the job.

When you’re using the auger, it’s important to maintain control at all times. This means keeping both hands on the tool and making sure that your body is in a stable position. If you feel like you’re losing control of the auger, it’s important to stop the tool immediately and assess the situation.

Finally, it’s important to always be aware of your surroundings. Motorised augers can be loud, and it can be easy to get distracted. However, it’s important to stay focused on the task at hand and be aware of any potential hazards.

In conclusion, motorised augers can be incredibly useful tools, but they also come with serious risks. To stay safe while using a motorised auger, it’s important to wear the right protective gear, use the right size auger for the job, keep the area around you clear of obstacles, familiarize yourself with the tool’s operation, maintain control at all times, and be aware of your surroundings.

Remember, safety should always be your top priority when using any power tool. By following these safety recommendations, you can help prevent injuries and ensure that you’re able to complete your job safely and efficiently. Stay safe out there, my friends!


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