15.6. Grounds, Lawn Care and Mowing Safety Checklist

Are all mower discharge chutes guarded with shields or approved grass catchers and appropriate safety messages placed near the discharge opening? AFI 91-203 para.

Is training of all equipment operators documented? AFI 91-203 para.

Are operators aware of special precautions to be used when mowing hills or slopes? AFI 91-203 para.

Are slow moving vehicle emblems used when tractors are operated on highways? AFI 91-203 para.

When using sickle-bar blades, do personnel always position them uphill? AFI 91-203

Are riders prohibited on tractors, the draw bar or towed equipment except when specifically designed for such use? AFI 91-203 para.

Are tractors left on inclines braked and blocked? AFI 91-203 para.

Is the power take-off guard in place? AFI 91-203 para.

Are a minimum of two (2) workers and an on-site supervisor assigned during tree maintenance involving climbing, working from high reach lift and cutting down trees other than small, low trees? AFI 91-203 para. 15.3.2

Are all safety related fall protection and climbing devices inspected prior to use? AFI 91-203 para. 15.3.3

Does each climber have at least one life-line and one hand-line? AFI 91-203 para. 15.3.3

Is required PPE provided and in use by all workers involved in tree maintenance? AFI 91-203 para. 15.3.4

Have supervisors performed a JSA and developed local OIs for tree maintenance operations? AFI 91-203 para. 15.3.5

Are herbicides applied per manufacturer‘s instructions and used only by certified personnel? AFI 91-203 para. 15.4.3

Is required PPE used by personnel applying herbicides? AFI 91-203 para. 15.4.3

Are oxygen and combustible gas levels tested prior to entry to an irrigation pit? AFI 91-203 para. 15.5.2


Report Routing

Supervisor Signature:


Superintendent Signature:


Commander Signature:


Safety Office Signature:


Wing Commander Signature:


Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.