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Panel Saw Vertical Safe Work Method Statement

Looking for a reliable and comprehensive Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) for your vertical panel saw project? Look no further than our pre-filled and fully editable SWMS template, designed to help keep your workers safe and your project on track. Here are some key features of our SWMS template:

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: Our SWMS template is pre-filled with all the necessary details for working with a vertical panel saw, including a comprehensive risk assessment and risk assessment matrix. This saves you time and effort in creating your own SWMS from scratch.
  • Fully Editable and Customisable: Our SWMS template comes in a Microsoft Word format that is fully editable and customisable to meet the unique needs of your project. You can easily add, delete or modify any information in the template to suit your specific requirements.
  • Includes the Scope of the Project and Project Details: Our SWMS template includes the scope of the project and project details, ensuring that all workers are aware of the specific requirements and goals of the project.
  • Checklist of Any High Risk Machinery on Site: Our SWMS template includes a checklist of any high risk machinery on site, ensuring that all machinery is inspected and maintained to the highest safety standards.
  • Space for Recording Staff Training: Our SWMS template includes space for recording staff training, ensuring that all workers are properly trained and qualified to operate the vertical panel saw safely.
  • Before and After Risk Ratings: Our SWMS template includes before and after risk ratings, allowing you to track and measure the effectiveness of your safety measures over time.
  • Resources for Use of Legislative References: Our SWMS template includes resources for use of legislative references, ensuring that you are fully compliant with all relevant safety legislation.
  • Includes All PPE Required: Our SWMS template includes all PPE required, ensuring that workers are properly equipped with the necessary safety gear to operate the vertical panel saw safely.
  • Checklist to Ensure All Requirements are Covered: Our SWMS template includes a checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS, ensuring that nothing is overlooked in the safety planning process.
  • Sign Off Page for All Workers and Responsible Persons: Our SWMS template includes a sign off page for all workers and responsible persons, ensuring that everyone is aware of their responsibilities and has agreed to follow the safety measures outlined in the SWMS.
  • Easy to Use, Easy to Customise: Our SWMS template is easy to use and easy to customise, ensuring that you can quickly and easily create a comprehensive and effective SWMS for your vertical panel saw project.
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So if you want a reliable and comprehensive SWMS for your vertical panel saw project, try our SWMS template today and see the difference it can make to your safety planning.

Here is some safety information related to working with a vertical panel saw.


  • Contact with moving blade
  • Electrical hazards
  • Falling material
  • Lifting and handling of heavy materials
  • Slips, trips, and falls

Risk Control Measures:

  1. Personal Protective Equipment:
  • All personnel operating or in the vicinity of the vertical panel saw must wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to safety glasses, hearing protection, and safety shoes.
  1. Pre-operational checks:
  • Prior to operating the vertical panel saw, a pre-operational check must be carried out to ensure that all components of the saw are in good working condition and there are no visible signs of damage or wear.
  • Verify that the blade is correctly tensioned and sharpened, and the blade guards are in place and functioning correctly.
  • Check that the emergency stop button is in working order.
  1. Operating procedures:
  • Only authorised and trained personnel should operate the vertical panel saw.
  • Ensure the area around the vertical panel saw is free from any unnecessary obstructions and is well-lit.
  • Before starting the saw, ensure the material to be cut is securely positioned and supported on the saw table.
  • When cutting, ensure hands are kept away from the blade and the blade guard is in place.
  • Do not make any adjustments to the saw while it is running.
  • Stop the saw immediately if any abnormal noise or vibration is detected.
  • In case of an emergency, activate the emergency stop button immediately.
  1. Electrical safety:
  • Ensure that the power supply is adequate for the vertical panel saw and that the electrical installation is safe and meets all relevant regulations and standards.
  • Ensure that all electrical components are regularly inspected and maintained to ensure their safety.
  1. Handling of materials:
  • Personnel must use appropriate manual handling techniques when lifting or moving heavy materials.
  • Use mechanical aids, such as hoists or forklifts, where necessary.
  • Ensure that materials are placed and supported correctly on the saw table before commencing cutting.
  1. Housekeeping:
  • Keep the work area around the vertical panel saw clean and free of debris.
  • Ensure that any unused tools or materials are stored in their designated location and away from the saw.

Emergency procedures:

  • In case of an emergency, activate the emergency stop button immediately.
  • Notify the supervisor or manager in charge of the workshop.
  • Administer first aid to any injured personnel.
  • If necessary, contact emergency services.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey everyone, today I want to talk about a really important topic – the dangers of working with a vertical panel saw. This is something that a lot of people might not think about, but it’s crucial to keep in mind if you’re going to be using this kind of equipment in your work.

First of all, let me just say that a vertical panel saw can be an incredibly useful tool. It allows you to make precise cuts in large sheets of material like plywood or MDF, which can save you a ton of time and effort compared to using a handheld saw or other manual cutting tools.

But with that said, it’s also important to understand the potential risks involved with using a vertical panel saw. For one thing, the blades on these saws are typically very sharp and can easily cause serious injury if not handled properly. In addition, the saw itself is usually quite large and heavy, which can make it difficult to maneuver and control.

So what can you do to stay safe when using a vertical panel saw? Here are a few tips that I recommend:

  1. Always wear appropriate safety gear.

This might seem like a no-brainer, but it’s amazing how many people don’t take the time to properly protect themselves when working with power tools. Make sure you’re wearing eye protection, ear protection, and gloves at a minimum. Depending on the specific saw you’re using, you may also need to wear a dust mask, a hard hat, or other safety gear.

  1. Read the manual and follow all instructions carefully.

Before you start using a vertical panel saw, take the time to read through the manual that came with it. Pay attention to any specific safety instructions or warnings, and make sure you understand how to use the saw properly. If there’s anything you’re unsure about, don’t hesitate to ask for help or consult with an expert.

  1. Keep the saw clean and well-maintained.

Regular maintenance is crucial for ensuring that your vertical panel saw is working properly and safely. Make sure you’re following the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule, and always keep the saw clean and free of debris. This can help prevent accidents and ensure that the saw is cutting accurately and efficiently.

  1. Use a push stick or other safety device.

When making cuts on a vertical panel saw, it’s important to keep your hands well away from the blade. One way to do this is to use a push stick or other safety device that allows you to guide the material through the saw without putting your hands in harm’s way. Many saws come with these kinds of devices included, but if yours doesn’t, you can easily make one yourself.

  1. Be aware of your surroundings.

Finally, always be aware of your surroundings when using a vertical panel saw. Make sure there’s plenty of room for you to manoeuvre and that there are no potential hazards in your immediate vicinity. If you’re working in a shared space, make sure that other people are aware of what you’re doing and that they’re staying clear of the saw.

In conclusion, a vertical panel saw can be a great tool to have in your workshop, but it’s important to use it safely and responsibly. By following these tips and taking the time to educate yourself on the potential dangers involved, you can minimize your risk of injury and ensure that you’re getting the most out of your saw. Thanks for tuning in, and stay safe out there!


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