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  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Location
  • Team Colour

  • Team names

  • Supervisor

  • Team Manager
  • Safe systems of work - RAMS

  • Daily pre-start briefing

  • Emergency arrangements (including arrangements for dealing with bites, stings etc. Check if any persons in team are at risk of anaphylaxis)

  • Welfare facilities

  • Adequate measures for working in all weathers (warm clothing, waterproofs, sun cream etc.)

  • Hand-held powered machines, e.g. strimmers, chain-saws, hedge trimmers, mowers and water pressure cleaners maintained and in good condition.

  • Drivable machines, e.g. sit-on mowing machines, tractors and dumper trucks maintained and in good condition.

  • Static machines, e.g. mulchers and shredders maintained and in good condition with adequate guarding in place and emergency stops etc. functional

  • Hand tools, e.g. spades, forks, picks, shovels, rakes, shears, loppers, secateurs, screwdrivers, knives and hand saws in good condition.

  • Lifting equipment, e.g. lift trucks and lifting slings LOLER certified.

  • Other equipment, e.g. ladders in good condition.

  • Safe use, handling, storage and transport of substances that may be hazardous to health, eg pesticides, weed killers and fertilisers

  • Training e.g. LANTRA, BALI, BPCA, chainsaw, rope access, plant use, application of pesticides and herbicides, water safety

  • Safe access and egress

  • All persons working within 3m of unguarded water wearing self-inflating lifejackets

  • All persons working in water wearing water-safe PPE

  • Water rescue arrangements adequate

  • Waste handling and disposal

  • Work at height, e.g. cutting hedges

  • Specialist tree work at height (rope work)

  • General PPE

  • Warning signage

  • Protection of the public

  • Grounds maintenance next to traffic routes is adequately controlled

  • Noise levels

  • Vibration control

  • RPE

  • Specialist PPE for chainsaw works

  • Safe use of specialist plant including ride-on mowers and chippers

  • Ride-on plant not being used on slopes in excess of manufacturers maximum permitted slope angle

  • Grass cutting - Pre-cut inspection of areas to be cut for obstructions, cables, holes etc.

  • Team has access to suitable expertise and specialist knowledge, including environmental regulations

  • Sub-contractors working to Stonbury standards

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