H&S Checks

Section B - Health & Safety Checks

A point of work risk assessment should be carried out before completing any Landscaping work to ensure scheduled works can be carried out safely.

Correct PPE available? (For specialist PPE see site specific RAMS)

Tools & equipment checked? (PUWER regulations)

COSHH (Refuelling & Pesticides)

Safe environment to work? (Insect activity, wasps, injurious plants, rough terrain etc.)

Ground condition checked (Banks / slopes / uneven ground / sand / clay / boggy)

Public access to area? (Fencing, safety barriers, hazard tape etc?)

Traffic impact?

Flying objects? (Debris, stones, gravel)


Working on or near water?

Temperature and climate considerations e.g. Heat (sun, exhaust, etc.)

Wildlife (Damage to habitat. Disposal of small animals or bird carcasses?) Wildlife & countryside act 1981

Noise - ear protection: Mandatory 85db, advisory >85db

Excretions? (Avian, animal and rodent / human excretions)

Pollution? (Air pollution from exhaust)

Working at height or off ground?

Authorisation to start work?

Works Carrried Out

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Section C - Works carried out

Tick as appropriate and provide details of works in comments box.

Grass cutting - amenity areas

Grass cutting - long grass

Grass cutting - wild flower areas

Hedge cutting (Not during bird nesting season)

Planting and establishment maintenance

Containers / shrub beds maintenance, pruning trees, shrubs

Herbicide spraying hard and soft areas

Vegetation cutting / strimming

Weed and vegetation control

Sign cleaning

Pond maintenance

Basic tree maintenance

Litter picking / leaf clearance / removal of arisings

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Section D - Sustainability

Amey has a target to protect people the environment and make 2% Carbon savings per annum

Green Waste Produced?

Volume of green waste produced? (Number of tonne bags)

Details of disposal? (Green waste container, on site compost facilities, removed from site?)

Total travel time and distance if applicable

Additional Works Required

Section E - Additional works required

List any additional work that is needed (where applicable)

Tree inspection / survey(s)


Invasive & injurious weeds: invasive plants? (Japanese Knotweed / Giant Hogweed etc.)



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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.