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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Safe tree felling
    Safe tree fellingThe risks associated with the use of chainsaws and felling trees are significant. Failure to manage them is likely to result in a serious, even fatal, accident and could well lead to enforcement action being taken.To ensure that this doesn't happen, you should complete a risk assessment prior to using the chainsaw, which identifies all "significant" hazards and appropriate "reasonable" ways of reducing risks to an acceptable level. Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Safe use of chainsaws
    Safe use of chainsawsFailure to ensure that the risks associated with chainsaw use are reduced to an acceptable level, may lead to an accident, which invariably will put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with chainsaw use and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example Risk Assessment - Safe Use of Chainsaws. It covers the generic hazards associated with this type of activity and then suggests control measures to reduce risks to an acceptable...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Use of a petrol-driven chainsaw
    Safety procedure - use of a petrol-driven chainsawTo ensure that your staff follow prescribed safe systems of work, you should use a formal safety procedure. This document sets out how a chainsaw should be used; for example, how the risks associated with moving machinery parts, blades, flying debris etc. should be managed. What to do?If you're using a chainsaw you need to make sure that those involved are safe. However, you don't need overly long or complex paperwork to achieve this. To ensure that you give...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Chainsaw safety checklist
    Chainsaw safety checklistChainsaws can be very dangerous if safety procedures for their use are not followed. For this reason, we have devised a checklist to help you monitor whether your procedures are working properly.Chainsaw safetyAs chainsaws are work equipment and subject to the requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER), you need to ensure that staff are properly trained in their use and that the chainsaws are well maintained. You're also required to ensure that staff...
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