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Safe use of ride-on mowers

Risk assessment - safe use of ride-on mowers

There are many benefits associated with the use of ride-on mowers. However, the equipment does introduce risks. Use our template document to conduct a risk assessment.

Risks and benefits

With a ride-on mower large areas can be covered quickly, it’s less of a physical strain compared with a pedestrian mower and there’s lower exposure to hand-arm vibration. But you introduce risks by using a vehicle: there’s the potential for collision, plus the noise is significant. All of these factors are considered within our Risk Assessment - Safe Use of Ride-on Mowers.

How to use it

To use the document, review the contents from start to finish comparing it with your own operations. Adapt it accordingly, sign and date it on the last page and instruct staff in the findings.


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