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Drill Press Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)



This Drill Press Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is designed to help ensure safe practices are followed during drill press operations. This SWMS template is highly useful for businesses engaged in metalworking, woodworking, and fabrication, where drill presses are commonly used. Fully editable with your company details, it offers a user-friendly solution for documenting safety procedures in drill press operations in your business.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Pre-operation Inspection: Failure to inspect equipment may lead to equipment failure and resulting injuries or property damage. Control measures include conducting visual inspections, ensuring equipment maintenance, and reporting any faults promptly.
  • Entanglement: Loose clothing or jewellery can become entangled in moving parts, posing a significant risk. Control measures involve keeping hair and clothing clear of moving parts, appropriate guarding, and pre-start inspections by operators.
  • Impact and Cutting Injuries: Exposed moving parts can cause serious injuries. Control measures include keeping body parts clear of moving parts, ensuring proper drill bit installation, appropriate guarding, securing workpieces, and wearing appropriate PPE.
  • Noise: Operation of drill presses can result in high noise levels. Control measures include using quieter tools where possible, isolating noisy operations, and using PPE to mitigate noise exposure.
  • Electrical Hazard: Electrocution risks are present if electrical leads are not properly maintained. Control measures include regular inspection of electrical leads, isolation of power sources during maintenance, and using RCD units or fixed RCDs.


Additional Resources:

Included with this SWMS is a comprehensive Legislation & Codes of Practice Reference List.


Key Features:

This Drill Press SWMS offers a structured approach to documenting the common risks associated with drill press operations. Its clear instructions and detailed control measures means that customising to your specific workplace is both quick and easy. 

Drill Press SWMS

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  • 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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