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Radial Arm Drill Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing our Safe Work Method Statement Template for using a radial arm drill, a helpful tool to ensure safety in the workplace. Our SWMS Template is pre-filled and comprehensive, providing all the necessary details to ensure that your project runs smoothly and safely. Here are some of the key features that make our SWMS Template stand out:

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Here is some safety information regarding using a radial arm drill.


  1. The operator of the radial arm drill is responsible for ensuring the safe operation of the machine and adherence to the procedures outlined in this safe work method statement.
  2. The supervisor is responsible for ensuring that all personnel are trained on the safe use of the radial arm drill and that the procedures outlined in this safe work method statement are followed.


  1. Moving parts, such as the drill bit, can cause serious injury.
  2. Electrical hazards can arise from the use of the radial arm drill.
  3. Pinch points can cause injury.
  4. Flying debris can cause injury.
  5. Noise from the drill can cause hearing damage.


  1. Before using the radial arm drill, ensure that all guards are in place and functioning properly.
  2. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment, including eye protection, ear protection, and gloves.
  3. Ensure that the workpiece is securely clamped in place.
  4. Keep hands and other body parts away from moving parts.
  5. Keep the work area clean and free of debris.
  6. Use the correct drill bit for the job.
  7. Ensure that the drill bit is sharp and in good condition.
  8. Do not use the radial arm drill in wet or damp conditions.
  9. Do not leave the radial arm drill unattended while it is running.
  10. Turn off the radial arm drill and disconnect it from the power source before performing any maintenance or repairs.


  1. Conduct a pre-start inspection of the radial arm drill, including checking all guards, belts, and the drill bit.
  2. Check that the workpiece is securely clamped in place.
  3. Start the radial arm drill and adjust the speed and feed rate as necessary.
  4. Begin drilling the workpiece, keeping hands and other body parts away from moving parts.
  5. If necessary, adjust the speed or feed rate during the drilling process.
  6. Stop the radial arm drill and turn off the power when the drilling is complete.
  7. Clean the drill bit and work area.
  8. Perform any necessary maintenance or repairs.

Emergency Procedures:

  1. In case of injury, provide first aid and call for medical assistance.
  2. In case of fire, evacuate the area and call the fire department.
  3. In case of electrical shock, turn off the power source and provide first aid.
  4. In case of a drill bit breakage, turn off the power source and safely remove the broken bit.

Training Requirements:

  1. All personnel must be trained on the safe use of the radial arm drill before operating the machine.
  2. Retraining must be provided as necessary.

Gary’s Safety Tips

G’day everyone! It’s your safety guy Gary here, ready to have a yarn about something fair dinkum important: the enforcement of Safe Work Method Statements. Now, I know it might not sound like the most exciting topic, but trust me when I say that it’s something we all need to be taking seriously if we want to keep ourselves and our cobbers safe on the job.

For those of you who might not know, a Safe Work Method Statement (or SWMS for short) is a document that outlines the steps that need to be taken to carry out a particular task safely. It identifies the hazards and risks associated with the task, and lays out the controls that need to be put in place to manage those risks. Basically, it’s a roadmap for getting the job done without putting anyone’s health or wellbeing at risk.

Now, the thing is, having a SWMS is all well and good, but it’s not worth the paper it’s written on if it’s not actually enforced. And that’s where things can get a bit tricky. See, enforcing a SWMS isn’t just a matter of telling people what to do – it’s about creating a culture of safety where everyone understands the risks involved in the work they’re doing, and takes responsibility for managing those risks.

So, how do we create that culture of safety? Well, there are a few things we need to keep in mind:

Firstly, we need to make sure that everyone on the job site understands what a SWMS is, and why it’s important. This means providing training and education to all workers, regardless of their role or experience level. We need to make sure that everyone knows how to read a SWMS, how to follow the controls it outlines, and how to speak up if they see something that doesn’t look right.

Secondly, we need to make sure that SWMSs are actually being used on the job site. This means making them a mandatory part of the planning process for every task, and making sure that they’re reviewed and updated regularly. It also means having a system in place for monitoring compliance, and holding people accountable when they don’t follow the SWMS.

Finally, we need to create an environment where people feel comfortable speaking up about safety concerns. This means fostering a culture of open communication, where everyone feels empowered to raise issues or suggest improvements. It also means making sure that workers know that they won’t be penalised for reporting safety incidents or hazards – in fact, they should be rewarded for doing so.

So, there you have it – my tips for enforcing Safe Work Method Statements. Now, I know that some of you might be thinking that all of this sounds like a lot of work. And yeah, it can be. But the thing is, when it comes to workplace safety, there’s really no such thing as too much effort. Because at the end of the day, the most important thing is that everyone goes home to their families safe and sound.

Now, I know that some of you might be thinking that you’re just one bloke, and what difference can you really make? But the truth is, every single one of us has a role to play in creating a culture of safety. Whether you’re a manager, a worker, or someone in between, you have the power to make a difference.

So, let’s all commit to doing our bit to enforce Safe Work Method Statements, and to creating a workplace where everyone feels safe and supported. Because when we work together, there’s really nothing we can’t achieve.


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