Use of Shears
Risks:
  • Manual handling injuries
  • Cuts & abrasions from brambles and undergrowth
Initial Risk:
  • Likelihood: 4
  • Severity: 4
  • Risk rating: 16
Control Measures:
  • Trained and competent for role undertaken
  • Ensure all staff are trained in manual handling
  • Ensure all staff are trained to assess the risk when using the equipment
  • Safe Systems of Work to be written and adhered to at all times
  • Appropriate PPE to be worn at all times – hi-visibility clothing, safety footwear, heavy duty gloves, bump cap and eye protection
  • Personnel trained in the safe removal of debris
  • Make proper use of first aid equipment to treat minor cuts and scratches
Risk rating:
  • Likelihood: 2
  • Severity: 4
  • Risk rating: 8
Safe to work Y/N:  Y