Gardeners health and safety pack. BEST OFFER

A complete H&S package for gardening for just £40.00.

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What's in the gardeners H&S package?

We have carefully curated a comprehensive Health and Safety (H&S) package consisting of 9 essential documents that cater to the majority of RAMS (Risk Assessment and Method Statements) required by gardeners. Our selection is based on our years of professional experience and also the download trends of our customers. The package is available for instant download and is provided in docx format, making it editable in popular word processors such as Microsoft Word™. This means that you can customize the documents by adding your company logo, images of your past work, as well as your company details, signature, and date.

Purchasing this package offers an additional benefit of displaying the "Health & Safety Gold Standard Award" on your website. This award certifies that your H&S practices are current and up-to-date, and it can be a valuable asset in winning the trust of clients, customers, and contractors. Furthermore, the package is regularly updated to reflect the latest trends and laws as they change, ensuring that your gardening RAMS remain current and accurate.

Acquiring this package is easy, and all you need to do is add your company details to the first page, and you are ready to go. Invest in this package today to streamline your H&S practices and take your gardening business to the next level.

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This document is:

  • Recognised by local authorities.
  • Recognised by principal contractors.
  • Suitable for CDM sites.
  • Approved by H&S managers.

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Gardening is a wonderful activity that can bring joy and satisfaction to many people. However, it is important to be aware of the potential risks that come with it. One of the most common risks associated with manual trades is the possibility of manual handling injuries or repetitive strain injuries (RSIs). In gardening, though, the main risks are cuts and grazes to the hands and face from thorns and hand tools. These injuries might seem minor, but it's important to remember that the tetanus bacteria can live in soil and can enter the body through even the smallest of cuts. Therefore, gardeners should ensure that they keep their tetanus protection up to date by having a tetanus jab every 10 years.

It's also important to take precautions when dealing with poisonous plants and nettles. While most poisonous plants and nettles only cause temporary skin irritations, it's still a good idea to wear gloves and the appropriate clothing when working with these types of plants. Additionally, it's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions and to use the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) when working with chemicals like Glyphosate or lime. Proper storage considerations should also be taken to prevent others from accessing potentially dangerous chemicals.

When it comes to power tools, there are a number of potential risks to be aware of. These include cuts and lacerations from blades, teeth, and moving parts, as well as hearing loss and the danger of vision impairment and other strike injuries caused by debris and stones being ejected by moving parts. Gardeners should always use caution when working with power tools and should be sure to follow all safety guidelines.

Finally, it's important to remember the risks associated with exposure to heat and the sun. Heat stroke and sunburn can be serious concerns, especially if you're working on a site with no shade. It's important to take precautions like wearing appropriate clothing and using sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays. By being aware of these risks and taking steps to mitigate them, gardeners can enjoy their hobby safely and without worry.

When we watch a gardening programme on television, we usually see a gardener working leisurely with hand tools. It’s almost inconceivable to the viewer that the gardener could suffer an accident. Yet, in the world of garden maintenance, a host of injuries are waiting to be discovered.

As it’s the employer's duty to protect staff and anybody who may come to harm from your work activities, there are certain H&S documents you will need to have in place, and these include:

A company health and safety policy: This is a stand-alone document that doesn’t concern itself with the health and safety of specific tasks. Instead, it is a general policy that outlines your commitment to health and safety, your responsibilities as an employer, and the procedures you have in place to manage health and safety within the company. It’s a legal requirement to have a policy if you employ five or more staff.

Risk assessments: These are a legal requirement because no task should be carried out by an employee unless the employer has assessed the task for hazards beforehand. If something is found that has the potential to cause harm, the employer must put control measures in place to eliminate risk or bring the risk down to an acceptable level.

Method statements: These are not a legal requirement, but most principal contractors insist that when we watch gardening programs on TV, we often see gardeners working peacefully with hand tools. It may seem that gardening is harmless, but in reality, many potential dangers can cause accidents and injuries.

COSHH assessments: These assessments are a legal requirement, as they cover any hazardous substances that employees or others may come into contact with while at work. COSHH stands for Control of Substances Hazardous to Health, and these assessments are designed to prevent or reduce exposure to hazardous substances.

By having these documents in place, you can ensure that your employees can carry out their work safely and without any worry. This protects your staff and safeguards your business from potential legal issues, giving you peace of mind.

It is crucial to implement and communicate safe working practices to your staff rather than merely ticking boxes to win tenders. While training your staff on new working practices, formal instruction may not always be necessary, as it typically involves sharing knowledge from one person to another.

Consider a scenario where gardening gloves are no longer suitable for handling petrol and glyphosate and chemical-resistant gloves are required. Bringing in an external training body to convey this information is optional. You can inform your staff through various means, including verbal communication, distributing safety flyers, posting notices on relevant containers, or providing new risk and method statements.

While online training can benefit specific topics such as manual handling and slips, trips, and falls, these risks are especially crucial because of their high accident rates.

Table of contents for gardening package:

Risk assessments for:

  • 01) gardening and maintenance
  • 02) hedge cutting, strimming and lawn mowing
  • 03) manual handling
  • 04) pressure washing
  • 05) Risk awareness for areas where asbestos could potentially be discovered

Method statements for:

  • 06) fencing
  • 07) hedge cutting, strimming and lawn mowing
  • 08) pressure washing

COSHH assessments for:

  • 09) brick and patio cleaner - Acid
  • 10) brick and patio cleaner - Eco
  • 11) Glyphosate Weed Killer
  • 12) petrol
  • 13) two stroke oil

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