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Chapter 19 SAFE WORKING PRACTICES


The cause of Accidents and Health & Safety can be boiled down to 4 factors - each is essential and each must be considered at every risk assessment.

PREMISES

PLANT

PEOPLE

PRACTICES


In this chapter I would like to consider Safe Working Practices.

Many large companies and local authorities already have booklets detailing their work practices - many I have looked at are impractical and so cannot and will not be carried out in the field. It is essential that a Safe Work Practice, as detailed, must be able to be carried out and it is a Management duty of the Supervisor/ Manager to insist on its being carried out!!

Let us take an item of equipment:




strimmer




If we take as an example the use of a strimmer;





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Finally you must make it clear to your employee how seriously you regard this and that Disciplinary action will be taken if they fail to carry it out



SAFE WORKING PRACTICE

ALL OPERATORS OF STRIMMERS & BRUSHCUTTERS

The purpose of this guide is to highlight safe working practices for the use of strimmers & brushcutters - IT MUST NOT BE TREATED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR TRAINING - All persons engaged in the use of strimmers and brushcutters must receive appropriate training

PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT


BEFORE USE


DURING USE


AFTER USE

THE CLUB PLACES GREAT IMPORTANCE ON EVERYONE'S SAFETY :
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY OF THE ABOVE MAY RESULT IN DISCIPLINARY ACTION


In the event of an accident, amongst the first questions asked are


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