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Nibbler Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing the Nibbler Safe Work Method Statement! Our SWMS is designed to provide a comprehensive and easy-to-use solution to help you and your team stay safe on the job site.

Key features of our SWMS include:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Our SWMS is pre-filled with all the necessary details to get you started, including the scope of the project, project details, and a checklist of any high-risk machinery on site. It is also fully customisable in Microsoft Word format, so you can easily edit it to suit your specific needs.
  • Resources for Legislative References: Our SWMS includes resources for the use of legislative references to help ensure that your team is following all necessary regulations and guidelines.
  • Before and After Risk Ratings: With our SWMS, you can record before and after risk ratings to help you and your team assess the level of risk associated with the task at hand and identify any areas that may require additional attention.
  • PPE Requirements: Our SWMS includes a comprehensive list of all the personal protective equipment (PPE) required for the job, so you can ensure that your team is properly equipped to stay safe on the job site.
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Assessment Matrix: Our SWMS includes a risk assessment and risk assessment matrix to help you and your team identify potential hazards and determine the appropriate level of risk associated with each task.
  • Checklist for Requirements: Our SWMS includes a checklist to ensure that all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS, helping to ensure that nothing is missed.
  • Sign-Off Page: Our SWMS includes a sign-off page for all workers and responsible persons, providing a clear and concise way to ensure that everyone is on the same page and understands their responsibilities.
  • Easy to Use and Customisable: Our SWMS is easy to use and fully customisable, making it a great choice for both large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work.
  • Instant Download: Our SWMS is available for instant download, so you can get started right away.

At our company, we believe that safety should always come first, and our Safe Work Method Statement for working with a nibbler is designed to help you and your team stay safe on the job site. Whether you are working on a large contract or a smaller project, our SWMS is an easy-to-use and fully customisable solution that can help ensure that your team is following all necessary regulations and guidelines. So why wait? Download our SWMS today and start working safer tomorrow!

Here is some safety information related to working with a nibbler.


  • Risk of lacerations and puncture wounds from sharp edges and metal debris
  • Risk of noise-induced hearing loss from the high noise level of the tool
  • Risk of electric shock if the tool comes into contact with a live electrical source
  • Risk of eye injuries from flying metal particles or debris
  • Risk of ergonomic injuries such as muscle strains from awkward posture or repetitive motions

Control measures:

  • Only trained and authorised workers are allowed to use the nibbler tool
  • Workers must wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including safety glasses, hearing protection, and gloves
  • The nibbler tool must be checked before use for any damage or defects, and any issues must be reported to a supervisor before use
  • The tool must be grounded properly before use to prevent electric shock
  • The work area must be cleared of any unnecessary objects or debris that may obstruct movement or cause tripping hazards
  • Workers must use proper lifting techniques when moving and positioning metal sheets
  • Workers must maintain proper posture and take frequent breaks to avoid ergonomic injuries
  • Workers must use the tool according to the manufacturer’s instructions and avoid using excessive force or twisting motions
  • A first aid kit must be available on-site in case of injuries
  • A supervisor must be present on-site to oversee the work and ensure safety protocols are being followed

Emergency procedures:

  • In case of electric shock, the power source must be turned off immediately, and the worker must be checked for injuries and provided with medical attention as necessary
  • In case of lacerations or puncture wounds, the affected area must be cleaned and covered with a sterile dressing, and the worker must be provided with medical attention as necessary
  • In case of a fire, the worker must evacuate the area immediately and alert other workers in the vicinity, and the fire department must be called

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hello, everyone! Today, we’re going to talk about something that might not be the most exciting topic out there, but it’s crucial if you work with metal: nibblers. These little tools might seem harmless, but if you don’t handle them properly, they can cause serious harm. That’s why I’m going to give you the rundown on the dangers of using nibblers and some safety recommendations that can help you avoid accidents.

First things first, what is a nibbler? For those of you who don’t know, a nibbler is a handheld tool used for cutting metal. Unlike other cutting tools, nibblers don’t generate sparks or produce excessive heat, which makes them ideal for working with delicate materials or in environments where heat or sparks could cause a fire or explosion.

But even though they’re not as dangerous as other cutting tools, nibblers still pose some risks if you’re not careful. For starters, the cutting blades of a nibbler are sharp, and they can easily slice through skin or clothing if they come into contact with your body. Additionally, nibblers can produce metal shards or debris that can fly into your eyes, which can cause serious damage or even blindness.

So, what can you do to stay safe when using a nibbler? Here are some safety recommendations that can help you avoid accidents:

  1. Wear protective clothing and gear: Whenever you work with a nibbler, you should wear protective clothing and gear, such as safety glasses, gloves, and a long-sleeved shirt. This will help protect your body from metal shards or debris and prevent the cutting blades from coming into contact with your skin.
  2. Secure the metal: Before you start cutting, you should make sure that the metal you’re working with is securely clamped down. This will prevent it from shifting or moving while you’re cutting, which can cause the nibbler to slip and cut into your skin.
  3. Use the right blade: Nibblers come with different types of blades that are designed for specific materials or thicknesses. Make sure you’re using the right blade for the job to avoid damaging the tool or causing it to malfunction.
  4. Cut in a well-ventilated area: When you’re using a nibbler, it’s essential to cut in a well-ventilated area to prevent the buildup of metal dust or fumes. This will help you avoid inhaling hazardous materials and protect your respiratory system.
  5. Keep the tool clean: After you’re done using the nibbler, make sure to clean it thoroughly and remove any metal shards or debris that might have accumulated on the blades. This will help prevent corrosion and ensure that the tool remains in good working condition.
  6. Store the tool properly: When you’re not using the nibbler, make sure to store it in a safe and dry place, away from moisture or direct sunlight. This will help prevent rusting or damage to the tool and ensure that it’s ready for use the next time you need it.

Remember, accidents can happen to anyone, even if you’re an experienced metalworker. That’s why it’s essential to take the necessary precautions when working with a nibbler. By following these safety recommendations, you can reduce the risk of injury and ensure that you can continue to work with metal safely and efficiently.

In conclusion, using a nibbler can be an effective way to cut metal, but it’s not without its risks. If you’re not careful, you can easily injure yourself or damage the tool. That’s why it’s crucial to take the necessary safety precautions when working with a nibbler. By wearing protective gear, securing the metal, using the right blade, cutting in a well-ventilated area, keeping the tool clean, and storing it properly, you can reduce the risk of injury and ensure that you can use the tool safely and efficiently.

One final piece of advice I want to leave you with is to always be aware of your surroundings when working with a nibbler. Don’t get distracted by your phone or other distractions, and don’t rush through your work. Take your time, stay focused, and always be mindful of where your hands and body are in relation to the cutting blades.

At the end of the day, safety should always come first when working with any kind of tool, and nibblers are no exception. By taking the necessary precautions and following these safety recommendations, you can ensure that you stay safe while working with metal and get the job done right.

So there you have it, folks. The dangers of using a nibbler and some safety recommendations to help you avoid accidents. Stay safe out there, and until next time, keep hustling!


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