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Health and Safety. By today, health and safety is a most important subject in every institution and across every industry. Health and safety is very important within agriculture. Before undertak ing any activity, a RISK ASSESSMENT should have been completed.

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Health and safety

Health and Safety


Health and safety

By today, health and safety is a most important subject in every institution and across every industry.

Health and safety is very important within agriculture.

Before undertaking any activity, a RISK ASSESSMENT should have been completed.

Do you know what risk assessment means?


Risk assessment

Risk assessment

There are 3 stages to risk assessment:

  • identifying the hazard

  • assessing the risk (high/moderate/low)

  • taking appropriate precautions


Health and safety

For this activity, discuss what the hazards could be ?


Hedge trimming

Hedge trimming

Some points you could have included are:

  • Ensure that the tractor size is the right one for the hedge trimmer

  • Ensure that trimmer has been connected properly to the tractor

  • Ensure that the safety guards are intact e.g. PTO guard


Health and safety

For this activity, how is it possible to minimize the risk?

  • Stretch further if the ladder is not long enough

  • Using a helmet, harness and appropriate and sturdy ladders

  • Climb out through

    the window


Health and safety

For this activity, what precautions have been taken in order to minimize the risk?

  • Wearing a cowboy hat

  • Using orange colour on the cattle crush

  • Putting the animal in a

    cattle crush


Health and safety

For this activity, why does the tractor minimize the risk?

  • It seems to be the right size for the load it has

  • It is green

  • It has four wheels

  • It is new


Health and safety

For this activity, make a risk assessment, listing the hazard(s), measure the risk (high, moderate or low), and list some appropriate precautions in order to minimize the hazards.


Lifting a load with your hands

Lifting a load with your hands

  • hazards – these would include:

    - load being too heavy

    - slipping on the floor

    - lack of training

  • Risk – moderate/low

  • Precautions – these could contain:

    - having appropriate training

    - minimize the load

    - get help from another person


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