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Circular Saw Safe Work Method Statement



This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) focuses on the operations involving a circular saw, crucial in construction and carpentry environments. This template aids businesses in comprehensively documenting the associated risks and the typical safety controls necessary to mitigate them. Easily customisable, this SWMS can be seamlessly incorporated into your existing Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) systems.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Pre-operation Inspection and Use:
    • Risks: Equipment failure, injuries from entanglement or cutting.
    • Controls: Regular equipment checks, proper training on safe operation, use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Noise Exposure:
    • Risks: Hearing damage due to high noise levels from saw operation.
    • Controls: Use of quieter equipment if possible, isolation of operations, and mandatory ear protection.
  • Electrocution Risk:
    • Risks: Electric shock from improper handling or wet conditions.
    • Controls: Regular testing and tagging of electrical leads, keeping leads away from wet areas.
  • Housekeeping:
    • Risks: Slips, trips, and falls from poor workplace tidiness.
    • Controls: Maintaining cleanliness and proper storage of materials to minimise hazards.
  • Emergency Situations:
    • Risks: Inability to respond effectively to emergencies leading to increased injury severity.
    • Controls: Clear understanding and accessibility of emergency equipment and shut-offs.

Additional Resources:

Purchase includes a complimentary copy of our Legislation & Codes of Practice Reference List.


Key Features:

Our Circular Saw SWMS template offers a clear, concise framework to help you document essential safety measures and operational procedures. Its ease of customization and comprehensive coverage of potential hazards make it an invaluable tool for enhancing safety and compliance in the workplace. This SWMS is designed to be user-friendly, promoting a safer work environment through structured guidelines and proactive risk management.

Circular Saw SWMS

GST Included
  • Instant delivery via email.
  • Easily add your logo and business details.
  • Fully Editable (Microsoft Word Format).
  • Customisation instructions provided.
  • In line with Australian legislation.
  • Pay once, no ongoing subscriptions.

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