WhatKIt? Health & Safety Guides H&S

Welcome to HortWeek's exclusive portfolio of Health & Safety Guides designed to help landscape and parks maintenance professionals do their job safely and comply with the latest H&S legislation.

The series starts with guides for hedge and shrub maintenance with guides for Tractor-Mounted Equipment and Handheld Powered Hedge Trimmers. More will be added in due course.

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Introduction to hedge cutting and shrub pruning

Health & Safety Guides: Grounds Maintenance / Activity 01: Hedge & Shrub Maintenance

Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSW, HSWA, the 1974 ACT or HASAWA)

Legislation and regulations

Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSW, HSWA, the 1974 Act or HASAWA)

Hedge cutters: tractor-mounted

Reach arm with flail head

Reach arm with reciprocating cutter

Reach arm with rotary head

Reach arm with saw head

Hedge trimmers: handheld

Petrol-powered

Cordless, battery-powered

Handheld corded electric

HortWeek Health and Safety Guide 35

Handheld corded electric hedge trimmer - before you start work

Health & Safety Guides: Grounds Maintenance / Activity 01: Hedge & Shrub Maintenance / Part 02: Handheld Powered Hedge Trimmers / Section 03: Corded Electric Hedge Trimmers / Subsection 01: Before You Start

HortWeek Health and Safety Guide 36

Risk assessment for the use of handheld corded electric hedge trimmers

Health & Safety Guides: Grounds Maintenance / Activity 01: Hedge & Shrub Maintenance / Part 02: Handheld Powered Hedge Trimmers / Section 03: Corded Electric Hedge Trimmers / Subsection 02: Risk Assessment

HortWeek Health and Safety Guide 37

Pre-start checks for handheld corded electric hedge trimmers

Health & Safety Guides: Grounds Maintenance / Activity 01: Hedge & Shrub Maintenance / Part 02: Handheld Powered Hedge Trimmers / Section 03: Corded Electric Hedge Trimmers / Subsection 03: Pre-Start Checks

HortWeek Health and Safety Guide 38

Safe use of handheld corded electric hedge trimmers

Health & Safety Guides: Grounds Maintenance / Activity 01: Hedge & Shrub Maintenance / Part 02: Handheld Powered Hedge Trimmers / Section 03: Corded Electric Hedge Trimmers / Subsection 04: Safe Use

HortWeek Health and Safety Guide 39

Maintenance of handheld corded electric hedge trimmers

Health & Safety Guides: Grounds Maintenance / Activity 01: Hedge & Shrub Maintenance / Part 02: Handheld Powered Hedge Trimmers / Section 03: Corded Electric Hedge Trimmers / Subsection 05: Maintenance