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Chapter 3 HAZARDS IN SPORTS TURF

One of the first exercises to be done is to identify all the things with the 'potential to cause harm' - HAZARDS

I have made out a list : HAZARDS IN SPORTS TURF MAINTENANCE - add or subtract to suit your workplace

TRACTORS

MACHINERY

NOISE

PRESSURE

CHEMICALS

DISEASE

PLANTS

DUST

FUMES

FALLS

IMPACT

HANDLING

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STATUTORY EXAMINATION

inspection & testing of lifting gear & compressors.

ELECTRICITY

FIRE

STORAGE

DISPOSAL

TRANSPORT

VISITORS

SAFE SYSTEMS/ PERMITS TO WORK

TRAINING

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

EMERGENCY ARRANGEMENTS

PPE

WELFARE

WORKSHOP

CHILDREN

These are the hazards at your workplace (plus a few others which you may have found). The question to be asked is: What arrangements have you put in place to reduce, to acceptable levels, the likelihood of such a hazard causing an accident? That is the subject of RISK ASSESSMENT.

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