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GENERAL RISK ASSESSMENT EXAMPLE DEPARTMENT A Department LOCATION Lawns anywhere

ACTIVITY Cutting grass using electrical hover mower.

PERSONS AT RISK Operator, passers-by, members of the public.

POTENTIAL HAZARDS: Electricity Noise Work in adverse weather, e.g. wet grass Rotating blade Trailing cable Slippery surface Debris in grass Manual handling of mower (subject of separate manual handling assessment) Manual handling of cuttings ( " " " " " " ) POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES: Electrocution Amputation of toes Severe lacerations to feet Serious injury to any part of body due to flying missiles hidden in grass EXISTING CONTROLS: None.

RISK RATING (SEVERITY X LIKELIHOOD) WITH EXISTING CONTROLS HIGH Severity .........3........... X Likelihood ........2......... = Risk Rating ......6...... MEDIUM Major Injury (electrocution) LOW NEW CONTROLS REQUIRED: All extension leads, connections and equipment to be to an approved standard. All electrical equipment to be inspected by a competent person in accordance with the electrical testing schedule. A residual current device will be used. Safety footwear to an appropriate standard with non-slip soles will be worn. No grass cutting allowed in rain and other adverse weather conditions. Operator trained to: - isolate mower at supply point before cleaning; - safe routing and handling of cable when in use; - check lawn for debris before cutting. Train operator how to check RCD before each use. Any defects or incidents to be reported as soon as possible and investigated. Risk assessment to be reviewed annually or after an incident. RISK RATING (SEVERITY X LIKELIHOOD) WITH NEW CONTROLS HIGH Severity .........2.......... X Likelihood ........1......... = Risk Rating .....2....... MEDIUM LOW ASSESSOR NAMEJOB TITLE.. SIGNATURE ............................... DATEDATE TO BE REVIEWED.