Safety Documents (miscellaneous)

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Safety Documents (miscellaneous)

Avoiding danger from underground services

This guidance is aimed at all those involved in commissioning, planning, managing and carrying out work on or near underground services. It will also be of use to the owners and operators of such services.

It outlines the potential dangers of working near underground services and gives advice on how to reduce any direct risks to people's health and safety, as well as the indirect risks arising through damage to services.

It explains the three basic elements of a safe system of work during excavation:

  • Planning the work
  • Locating and identifying buried services
  • Safe excavation

This third edition brings the guidance up to date, but the basic requirements remain the same.

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Chainsaws at Work

This leaflet gives advice on using portable, hand-held, petrol-engine chainsaws at work. It is aimed at employers, the self-employed and those who control the use of work equipment and includes basic information on safe working practices which operators should follow.

Revised edition 01/13

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Hand-arm vibration

This book explains to employers, health and safety advisors, specialists and occupational health professionals what they need to do to reduce and control the risks from hand-arm vibration (HAV) under the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005. It is divided into colour-coded parts to help readers go directly to the information that is most relevant to them.

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Hand-arm vibration at Work

This leaflet explains what you, as an employer, may need to do to protect your employees from the risk of hand-arm vibration. It will also be useful to employees and their representatives. The leaflet will help you identify when exposure to hand-arm vibration may cause harm. It introduces practical steps for controlling the risks and will help you understand what you need to do to comply with the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 (the Vibration Regulations).

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Managing public safety on harvesting sites

This Forestry Commission Practice Note provides guidance to help landowners, forest managers and forestry practitioners manage public safety on harvesting sites. Forest operations are high-risk activities, and the management issues involved in harvesting and hauling timber while maintaining public access to forests and woodlands can be complex. There are a number of tasks that have to be undertaken – both during planning and while carrying out operations – to ensure that people’s health and safety is not put at risk. This Note sets out the different roles and responsibilities for managing public safety to ensure that activities on and around harvesting worksites are co-ordinated and the right tasks are carried out by the right people. It provides information and advice on suitable control measures and illustrates good practice through the use of scenarios.

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Operator seat Restraints

This information sheet advises employers and the self-employed on the requirements for fitting and using operator seat restraints in tractors, self-propelled machines and other mobile agricultural or forestry work equipment. The term ‘operator seat restraint’ usually means seat belts or lap straps. It does not deal with legal requirements for operators to wear seat restraints on the public highway (see ‘Further information’).

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Protect your hearing or lose it

Noise is part of everyday life, but too much noise can cause permanent and disabling hearing damage. This can be hearing loss that gets worse over time, damage caused by sudden, extremely loud noises, or tinnitus (permanent ringing in the ears).

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Use of Mechanical Harvesters in Vegetation Management

The purpose of this Engineering Recommendation is to give guidance to Network Operators when mechanised tree felling operations are carried out within the red zone of live overhead powerlines.

Engineering Recommendation G96 - Issue 1 2014

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