Using a hedge trimmer


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Product Description


  • Entanglement: Hair, clothing, gloves, cleaning brushes, tools, rags or other materials can become entangled with moving parts of the plant or materials.
  • Contact with moving parts during testing, inspection, operation, maintenance, cleaning or repair.
  • Contact with sharp or flying objects? (e.g. work pieces being ejected)
  • Shearing – The exposed moving blades on the hedge trimmer present a risk to the operator’s hands and fingers.
  • Ergonomics – The use of the equipment may involve repetitive body movements and awkward positions.
  • Noise from equipment in use
  • Hot / cold and wet weather
  • Vibration – The vibration from hedge trimmers can cause damage to the hands if they are used for long periods at a time
  • Slips, trips or falls
  • Uneven, slippery or steep work surfaces
  • Poor housekeeping
  • Obstacles being placed in the vicinity of the plant
  • Inappropriate or poorly maintained floor or walking surfaces (i.e. lack of a slip-resistant surface, unprotected holes, penetrations or gaps.
  • Use of work platforms, stairs or ladders?
  • Fire and explosion- The storage and handling of petrol (e.g. refuelling) may pose a risk of fire and explosion to the operator.
  • Manual handling
  • Hot engine parts
  • Defective equipment
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