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Preventing noise induced hearing loss on farms

The purpose of these guidelines is to help reduce the risk of hearing loss by providing practical guidance on how...

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Key points

  • Keep noise levels below 85dB(A) on average and 140dB at peak
  • If possible replace machinery that creates noise above these levels
  • If you can’t replace the machinery reduce exposure to it
  • Wear hearing protection if noise levels are still too high
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Safe use of tractors on farms

The purpose of these guidelines is to help reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities by providing practical guidance on...

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Key points

  • Operators must be trained/experienced enough to do the job
  • Always wear a seatbelt if the tractor has a Roll-Over Protective Structure (ROPS)
  • Do not carry passengers on tractors that do not have instructor seats, ROPS, and safety belts
  • Ensure PTO shafts and connections are guarded and keep clear when it is engaged
  • Never jump on or off a moving tractor
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Safe use of elevating work platforms in the horticulture industry

The purpose of these guidelines is to provide guidance on safe work practices for the use and maintenance of horticultural mobile...

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Summary

Horticultural mobile elevating work platforms (H/MEWP) are complex pieces of equipment that are used in hazardous conditions. These guidelines outline the obligations of duty holders under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 (HSE Act), and summarise the relevant part of the industry standards

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A Guide to Safety with Chainsaws

The purpose of these guidelines is to help reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities by providing practical guidance on...

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Key points

  • Only professionals should attempt complex felling.
  • Use the right chainsaw and PPE for the task and maintain it correctly
  • Make sure you use your chainsaw properly, and consider getting training in basic chainsaw skills
  • Be aware of main hazards of chainsaw use – kickback, hearing loss, vibration disease, and CO poisoning.
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