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Reciprocating Saw Safe Work Method Statement

Introducing our Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) Template for working with a reciprocating saw – a helpful tool to ensure that your workplace is safe and compliant with legal requirements. This pre-filled and comprehensive template is fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format, making it easy to modify and tailor to your specific needs.

Here are some key features of our SWMS template:

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  • Fully editable and customisable: You can easily modify and tailor the SWMS template to suit your specific workplace requirements. Our template is available in Microsoft Word format, making it simple to add or remove sections, change content or formatting, and adjust the SWMS to meet your needs.
  • Includes the scope of the project and project details: Our SWMS template includes a clear and concise description of the scope of the project, along with other project details such as location, duration, and personnel involved.
  • Checklist of high-risk machinery on site: We have included a checklist of all high-risk machinery and equipment that may be present on the site, ensuring that potential hazards associated with these items are identified and controlled.
  • Space for recording staff training: Our SWMS template includes a section to record the training that staff have received, to ensure that everyone is adequately trained and competent to carry out the work safely.
  • Before and after risk ratings: Our template includes space to record the risk ratings before and after implementing the SWMS, giving you a clear indication of the effectiveness of the controls you have put in place.
  • Resources for legislative references: Our SWMS template includes resources for legislative references to help you ensure that you are meeting legal requirements and standards.
  • Includes all PPE required: We have included a list of all personal protective equipment (PPE) required for the job, so that workers are adequately protected while carrying out the work.
  • Risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: Our SWMS template includes a risk assessment and risk assessment matrix to help you identify potential hazards and evaluate the level of risk associated with them.
  • Checklist to ensure all requirements are covered: Our SWMS template includes a checklist to ensure that all requirements have been covered when implementing the SWMS, helping you to ensure that the work is carried out safely and efficiently.
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With our SWMS template for using a reciprocating saw, you can ensure that your workplace is safe, compliant with legal requirements, and that risks are minimised. Our template is designed to be comprehensive, easy to use, and fully customisable, making it a helpful tool for any workplace.

Here is some safety information regarding to working with a reciprocating saw.

Hazards and Risks:

Hazards and risks associated with the use of a reciprocating saw include:

  • Lacerations and amputations due to the sharp blade
  • Eye injuries due to flying debris
  • Hearing loss due to the high noise level
  • Electrocution if the saw is used in wet or damp conditions
  • Strain injuries from prolonged use


  1. PPE:

All workers must wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including eye protection, ear muffs or ear plugs, gloves and sturdy footwear.

  1. Inspection and Maintenance:

Ensure the saw is inspected and maintained regularly to ensure it is in good working order.

  1. Site preparation:

Ensure the work area is clean and free from trip hazards and that there is adequate lighting. Do not operate the saw in wet or damp conditions.

  1. Safe use:

a) Secure the workpiece firmly in place. b) Use the appropriate blade for the job. c) Keep the saw blade perpendicular to the workpiece. d) Use both hands to operate the saw. e) Use a saw guide or straight edge when making long cuts. f) Do not force the saw, let the blade do the work. g) Keep fingers and loose clothing away from the blade. h) Turn off the saw and unplug it before changing the blade. i) Do not leave the saw unattended when it is plugged in.

  1. Emergency procedures:

All workers should be aware of emergency procedures and locations of emergency equipment such as first aid kits and fire extinguishers.

Gary’s Safety Tips

Hey, everybody! Today, I want to talk about a tool that is commonly used in the workplace, but can also be quite dangerous if not handled with care – the reciprocating saw.

Now, I know that many of you use this tool on a daily basis, and for good reason. The reciprocating saw is incredibly versatile and can be used for a variety of tasks, such as cutting through metal pipes or trimming down wooden beams. However, it’s important to understand the potential dangers that come with using this tool, and the safety recommendations that can prevent any accidents from happening.

So, let’s dive into it.

First and foremost, it’s crucial that you always wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when using a reciprocating saw. This includes safety glasses or goggles to protect your eyes from any flying debris, as well as gloves to protect your hands from the vibration of the tool. Additionally, wearing earplugs or earmuffs can protect your hearing from the loud noise that the tool produces.

Next, it’s important to ensure that the blade you’re using is the correct one for the task at hand. Using the wrong blade can not only damage the tool, but it can also increase the likelihood of kickback or other accidents. Make sure to always use the right blade for the material you’re cutting, and check the blade for any damage or wear before starting to work.

Another crucial safety recommendation is to never force the blade through the material. Let the tool do the work for you and allow the blade to cut at its own pace. Forcing the blade can not only damage the tool, but it can also cause kickback or other accidents that can result in serious injury.

When using a reciprocating saw, it’s also important to keep a firm grip on the tool at all times. Make sure that your hands are positioned correctly and that you have a stable stance before starting to cut. Additionally, never cut above your head or at an awkward angle, as this can increase the risk of kickback or other accidents.

If you’re working in a busy or crowded workplace, it’s important to make sure that your work area is clear of any obstacles or debris that could cause you to trip or fall. Additionally, make sure that any bystanders are standing a safe distance away from you and the tool, to prevent them from getting injured by any flying debris or kickback.

Lastly, always make sure to turn off the tool and unplug it from the power source before changing the blade or performing any maintenance on the tool. This can prevent any accidental start-ups or other accidents that could result in serious injury.

Now, I know that all of these safety recommendations may seem like a lot to remember, but they’re absolutely crucial for preventing any accidents or injuries when using a reciprocating saw in the workplace. Remember, taking the time to properly prepare yourself and the tool before starting to work can save you a lot of pain and frustration in the long run.

In conclusion, the reciprocating saw is an incredibly useful tool in the workplace, but it’s important to understand the potential dangers that come with using it. By following these safety recommendations and taking the necessary precautions, you can ensure that you and your coworkers stay safe while using this powerful tool.


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