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Pedestal Grinder Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing our Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) for working with a pedestal grinder – a comprehensive, pre-filled and editable document that aims to provide a helping hand to keep you and your team safe while working with high-risk machinery.

Here are some key features that make our SWMS stand out:

• Pre-filled and Comprehensive – Our SWMS comes pre-filled with all the necessary details required for working with a pedestal grinder. It is a comprehensive document that covers all the important aspects of safety, ensuring that you don’t miss out on anything crucial.

• Fully Editable and Customisable – Our SWMS is designed in a Microsoft Word format, which makes it easy to edit and customise. You can add your company logo, make necessary changes, and tailor it according to your specific project requirements.

• Scope of the Project and Project Details – Our SWMS includes a detailed description of the scope of the project, ensuring that you have a clear understanding of what’s required. It also includes project details such as project name, location, and duration.

• Checklist of High-Risk Machinery – Our SWMS includes a checklist of any high-risk machinery that may be present on-site, allowing you to identify potential hazards and take necessary measures to avoid them.

• Recording of Staff Training – Our SWMS includes space for recording any staff training related to the use of the pedestal grinder, ensuring that all employees are adequately trained before operating the machinery.

• Before and After Risk Ratings – Our SWMS includes before and after risk ratings, allowing you to identify potential risks before implementing the SWMS and measuring the effectiveness of the document once it’s implemented.

• Legislative References – Our SWMS includes resources for use of legislative references, ensuring that you are up-to-date with all the relevant safety regulations and requirements.

• PPE Requirements – Our SWMS includes all the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for working with a pedestal grinder.

• Risk Assessment and Risk Assessment Matrix – Our SWMS includes a risk assessment and risk assessment matrix, allowing you to identify potential risks, assess the likelihood and severity of each risk, and take necessary measures to mitigate them.

• Checklist for Implementation – Our SWMS includes a checklist to ensure that all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS, allowing you to identify any potential gaps and take necessary measures to address them.

• Sign-Off Page – Our SWMS includes a sign-off page for all workers and responsible persons, ensuring that everyone involved in the project has read and understood the document and is committed to following the safety procedures outlined in it.

• Easy to Use and Customise – Our SWMS is easy to use and customise, ensuring that you can quickly and efficiently implement it into your project without any hassle.

• Suitable for Large Contracts and Tenders – Our SWMS is suitable for large contracts and tenders, including tier 1 contractual work, ensuring that you can use it for a wide range of projects.

• Instantly Delivered Download – Our SWMS is an instantly delivered download, ensuring that you can access it quickly and start using it right away.

Overall, our Safe Work Method Statement for working with a pedestal grinder is designed to provide a comprehensive and customisable safety solution for your project. It is a tool that can help you and your team work more efficiently, safely, and confidently.

Here is some safety information related to working with a pedestal grinder.


  • Flying debris
  • Electric shock
  • Entanglement
  • Burns
  • Noise
  • Eye injury

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required:

  • Safety glasses with side shields
  • Hearing protection
  • Dust mask/respirator
  • Leather work gloves
  • Non-slip safety shoes

Pre-Operational Safety Checks:

  • Ensure that the grinding wheel is securely fastened and properly dressed
  • Check that the workpiece is securely clamped to the work table
  • Check that the electrical cord is in good condition and properly grounded
  • Check that the on/off switch is functioning properly

Safe Work Method:

  1. Ensure that the work area is clear of any hazards and debris before beginning work.
  2. Put on the required PPE before operating the pedestal grinder.
  3. Check that the grinding wheel is suitable for the workpiece being ground, and is securely fastened to the grinder.
  4. Adjust the tool rest to within 3mm of the grinding wheel, and position the workpiece in front of the wheel.
  5. Turn on the grinder and allow it to reach full speed before beginning work.
  6. Hold the workpiece firmly and evenly against the grinding wheel.
  7. Use a light, even pressure to grind the workpiece, taking care not to apply too much pressure or overheat the metal.
  8. Keep your fingers and hands away from the grinding wheel and tool rest.
  9. After completing the work, turn off the grinder and wait for the grinding wheel to stop completely before removing the workpiece.
  10. Clean up the work area, including the grinder and the floor around it, and store the grinder in a safe and secure location.

Emergency Procedures:

  • In case of electric shock, turn off the power at the main switch and seek medical attention immediately.
  • In case of entanglement, turn off the power at the main switch and seek medical attention immediately.
  • In case of fire, use an appropriate fire extinguisher to put out the fire, and call emergency services if necessary.
  • In case of injury, seek medical attention immediately.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey there, my friends! Today I want to talk about a topic that might not seem glamorous, but it’s crucial to your safety in the workplace: pedestal grinders.

Pedestal grinders are a type of grinding machine commonly used in workshops and manufacturing facilities. They consist of a pedestal base, a grinding wheel, and a motor that drives the wheel. Pedestal grinders are often used for sharpening tools or grinding down metal or other materials.

But while pedestal grinders are useful tools, they can also be dangerous if not used properly. In fact, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), grinding machines are responsible for over 10% of all workplace amputations.

So, my friends, it’s essential that you take safety seriously when working with a pedestal grinder. Here are some safety recommendations to keep in mind:

  1. Wear Proper Personal Protective Equipment

First and foremost, you need to protect yourself when working with a pedestal grinder. You should always wear proper personal protective equipment, including safety glasses or a face shield, earplugs or earmuffs, and gloves.

Your eyes and face are particularly vulnerable when using a grinder, as small pieces of metal or other materials can fly off the wheel at high speeds. Earplugs or earmuffs will protect your hearing from the loud grinding noise, while gloves will help protect your hands from sparks and other debris.

  1. Inspect the Grinding Wheel

Before using the grinder, inspect the grinding wheel to make sure it’s in good condition. Check for cracks, chips, or other damage, as a damaged wheel can break while in use and cause serious injury.

Also, make sure the wheel is the correct size and type for the grinder. Using the wrong wheel can cause it to break or shatter, which can be extremely dangerous.

  1. Adjust the Guard and Rests

The guard and rests on a pedestal grinder are there to protect you and help you maintain control of the workpiece. Make sure they’re adjusted properly before using the machine.

The guard should be positioned between you and the wheel to protect you from sparks and other debris. The rests should be adjusted to support the workpiece and keep it stable while you grind it.

  1. Don’t Force the Workpiece

When using a pedestal grinder, it’s important to let the wheel do the work. Don’t force the workpiece into the wheel, as this can cause the wheel to break or shatter.

Instead, use light pressure and let the wheel grind away the material gradually. This will help prevent accidents and produce a better finish on the workpiece.

  1. Turn the Machine Off When Not in Use

Finally, make sure you turn the grinder off when you’re done using it. Leaving the machine running unattended is a recipe for disaster, as someone could accidentally start it up or a piece of debris could get caught in the wheel and cause it to break.

Turning the machine off also gives you a chance to inspect the wheel for damage and make sure everything is in good working order.

In conclusion, my friends, working with a pedestal grinder can be dangerous, but by taking the proper safety precautions, you can minimize the risk of injury. Remember to wear personal protective equipment, inspect the grinding wheel, adjust the guard and rests, use light pressure, and turn the machine off when not in use.

I hope this has been helpful, and as always, stay safe out there!


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