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Panbrake Folder Manual Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing the Panbrake Folder Manual Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS), designed to help you and your team work safely and efficiently. Our SWMS is pre-filled and comprehensive, making it easy for you to customise and edit in Microsoft Word format to fit the needs of your project.

Here are the key features of our SWMS:

  • Includes the scope of the project and project details: Our SWMS provides you with a clear understanding of the project’s scope and all necessary details to help you work safely.
  • Includes a checklist of any high-risk machinery on site: Safety is paramount, and our SWMS includes a checklist of any high-risk machinery on site, ensuring that you are aware of all potential risks and can take necessary precautions.
  • Includes space for recording any staff training: Keep track of staff training with our SWMS, ensuring that all staff are trained and competent in the work they are undertaking.
  • Includes before and after risk ratings: Our SWMS includes before and after risk ratings, helping you assess the effectiveness of your risk control measures.
  • Includes resources for use of legislative references: Stay up to date with legislative references with our SWMS, providing you with easy access to all necessary resources.
  • Includes all PPE required: Personal protective equipment (PPE) is essential when working with a manual panbrake folder, and our SWMS includes all PPE required to keep you and your team safe.
  • Includes risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: Our SWMS includes a risk assessment and risk assessment matrix, helping you identify potential risks and assess the likelihood and consequences of those risks.
  • Includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS: Stay on track with our SWMS, which includes a checklist to ensure all necessary requirements have been covered.
  • Includes sign off page for all workers and responsible persons: Ensure accountability with our SWMS, which includes a sign-off page for all workers and responsible persons.
  • Easy to use, easy to customise: Our SWMS is designed to be easy to use and easy to customize, providing you with a user-friendly 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, making it a reliable and versatile tool for your business.
  • Instantly delivered download: Our SWMS is available for instant download, providing you with immediate access to the tools you need to work safely and efficiently.

At Blueasfe, we are committed to helping you and your team work safely and efficiently. Our SWMS is designed with your needs in mind, providing you with a comprehensive tool that is fully editable and customisable. Stay safe and stay on track with our SWMS for working with a manual panbrake folder.

Here is some safety information related to working with a manual panbrake folder.


  • Crush injuries from the moving parts of the machine
  • Cuts and lacerations from sharp edges of the sheet metal
  • Musculoskeletal injuries from awkward postures and repetitive motions
  • Electrical hazards from the electrical components of the machine
  • Fire hazards from flammable materials in the workplace


  1. Before using the Panbrake Folder, ensure that it is in good working condition and all guards are in place.
  2. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, eye protection, and hearing protection.
  3. Ensure that the workspace is clear of any debris or obstructions.
  4. Use a lifting device such as a crane or hoist to lift and move heavy sheet metal.
  5. Always use a suitable tool to hold the sheet metal in place while bending it.
  6. Never place your hands near the bending area while the machine is in operation.
  7. Never use the machine to bend sheet metal that is too thick for the machine’s capacity.
  8. Use a fire extinguisher in the event of a fire in the workplace.
  9. Turn off the machine and disconnect it from the power source before performing any maintenance or repairs.
  10. Ensure that all employees are trained in the safe operation of the Panbrake Folder and that they understand the hazards associated with the machine.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey, everyone! Today, I want to talk to you about something that’s really important if you work in metal fabrication, and that’s the dangers of working with a manual panbrake folder.

First of all, let me explain what a manual panbrake folder is. It’s a tool used in metalworking to bend sheet metal into a specific shape. It’s called a “manual” panbrake folder because it’s operated by hand rather than by a motor or automated system.

Now, while manual panbrake folders are incredibly useful for shaping metal, they can also be very dangerous if not used correctly. Here are some of the dangers you need to be aware of:

  1. Pinch Points – One of the biggest dangers associated with a manual panbrake folder is pinch points. These are areas where the metal being bent can get caught between the folding blade and the clamping jaw. If your hands or fingers are in the way when this happens, they can be seriously injured or even amputated.
  2. Crush Injuries – Another danger associated with a manual panbrake folder is crush injuries. This can occur when the metal being bent slips out of the clamping jaw and falls onto your hands or fingers. The weight of the metal can cause serious injuries, including broken bones and crushed fingers.
  3. Burns – A manual panbrake folder can also be a source of burns if you’re not careful. The metal being bent can get very hot, and if you touch it while it’s still hot, you can suffer burns or even start a fire.

So, now that we’ve talked about the dangers, let’s move on to some safety recommendations that you can follow to reduce your risk of injury.

  1. Proper Training – The first and most important safety recommendation is to receive proper training on how to use a manual panbrake folder. This should include not only how to operate the tool but also how to identify potential hazards and how to avoid them.
  2. Safety Equipment – Another important safety recommendation is to wear the proper safety equipment. This includes gloves, eye protection, and ear protection. Gloves will protect your hands from pinch points and crush injuries, while eye and ear protection will protect you from metal shavings and noise.
  3. Proper Maintenance – It’s also important to properly maintain your manual panbrake folder. This includes keeping it clean and free of debris, as well as making sure that all of the moving parts are properly lubricated.
  4. Proper Use – Finally, it’s important to use your manual panbrake folder properly. This means following the manufacturer’s instructions and not taking shortcuts. Never try to force the metal being bent through the tool, and always use the proper clamping force.

In conclusion, a manual panbrake folder is a valuable tool in metal fabrication, but it can also be very dangerous if not used properly. By following these safety recommendations, you can greatly reduce your risk of injury and ensure that you’re able to work with this tool safely and efficiently. Remember, safety should always come first, and taking the time to follow these recommendations could save you from a serious injury. Thanks for listening, and stay safe out there!


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