Litter Picking Nov_08 by dla17169

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									Hazard Identification and Control                                                                                                                               Wexford County Council




     Hazard / Activity              Persons at Risk                                                  Control                                               Action Person


                                                          Carry out a specific Risk Assessment on the site. Decide on type of Traffic
         Live Traffic               Drivers / Operators                                                                                                     Area Engineer
                                                          Management required.

                                                          Traffic Management to be in accordance with the guidance document Guidance for the
                                                          Control and Management of Traffic at Road Works.                                                  Area Engineer

                                                          Cones and signs to be erected in accordance with Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs
                                                                                                                                                      General Services Supervisor
                                                          Manual .

                                                          High Visibility clothing to be worn at all times.                                                  All Personnel

                                                          Ensure vehicle is parked in a safe manner.                                                           Drivers


                                                          Personnel to exercise caution when stepping out of vehicle or outside the working zone.            All Personnel


                                                          Ensure that all pick up vehicles are fitted with amber warning beacons.                      Tech. Services Supervisor

                                                          Amber warning beacon and hazard warning lights to be switched on while parked at
                                                                                                                                                               Drivers
                                                          the side of the road.

                                                          If it is essential to cross the carriageway, wait for a sufficient gap in traffic to walk
                                                                                                                                                               Operator
                                                          briskly across - Do not run, and continue to keep a lookout for oncoming vehicles.

                                                          Remain alert at all times and face oncoming traffic as much as possible.                             Operator

                                                          Avoid litter picking in poor visibility or adverse weather conditions.                               Operator


             Noise                    Litter Pickers      Where the noise level exceeds 85dB(A), ear protection to be provided and worn.              General Services Supervisor




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     Hazard / Activity              Persons at Risk                                              Control                                                 Action Person


                                                       A First Aid box to be provided. Any incident which requires First Aid treatment
  Cuts, Scrapes and Bruises           Litter Pickers                                                                                                General Services Supervisor
                                                       should be logged, and a report should be submitted to the Area Engineer.

                                                       Adequate personal protective clothing / equipment to be provided to personnel to
                                                       protect them from cuts and scrapes, to include gloves, safety footwear, eye protection.      General Services Supervisor
                                                       litter picking tool.

                                                       Ensure safety boots / safety Wellingtons, gloves, are worn at all times, and eye
                                                                                                                                                             Operator
                                                       protection if required.

                                                       Avoid handling litter, use a litter picking tool. Do not put hands where you cannot see.
                                                       When handling bags, first visually check for protruding / sharp objects before lifting.               Operator
                                                       Grab bag by the rim, never at sides or bottom, and hold it away from the body.


                                                       Be aware of low hanging branches as they can cause eye injury.                                        Operator

                                                       Ensure cuts and scrapes are washed or cleaned with antiseptic wipes and waterproof
                                                                                                                                                             Operator
                                                       plaster applied. Seek medical advice if required.


                                                       Care to be taken when walking on wet grass and banks to avoid slips and falls. Wear
     Slips trips and falls.           Litter Pickers                                                                                                         Operator
                                                       safety boots. Safety Wellingtons may be necessary.


       Manual Handling                Litter Pickers   All personnel to undergo manual handling training.                                           Senior Executive Engineer

                                                       No person should attempt to lift a load that exceeds his/her personal lifting capacity. If
                                                                                                                                                            Operatives
                                                       a load is unsafe to lift, mechanical help to be sought.

                                                       Steel toe capped safety boots with non slip soles to be worn by operator.                             Operator




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Hazard Identification and Control                                                                                                                         Wexford County Council




     Hazard / Activity              Persons at Risk                                               Control                                            Action Person


    Working in poor light             Litter Pickers   All operations to be stopped at the onset of poor light.                                 General Services Supervisor


                                                       Adequate personal protective clothing to be provided to personnel to protect them from
           Weather                    Litter Pickers                                                                                            General Services Supervisor
                                                       ongoing exposure to rain.


                                                       Awareness programme in place in relation to exposure to sun.                               Health & Safety Officer



                                                       Be aware of low handing branches as they can cause eye injuries. Wear eye protection
    Low hanging Branches              Litter Pickers                                                                                                     Operator
                                                       if appropriate.


    Biological Disease e.g.           Litter Pickers   Identify staff whose duties may require vaccinations and immunisation.                         Area Engineer

  Weil's Disease, tetanus,
                                                       Vaccination and immunisation to be offered to appropriate staff.                              Personnel Section
  Hep A&B

                                                       Ensure safety boots / safety Wellingtons, appropriate safety gloves, are worn at all
                                                                                                                                                         Operator
                                                       times while carrying out litter picking activities.

                                                       Ensure cuts and exposed broken skin are covered with waterproof plasters.                         Operator

                                                       No eating, drinking or smoking while engaged in litter picking activities.                        Operator

                                                       Ensure hand cleansing chemicals / wipes are available.                                            Operator

                                                       Ensure hands are washed or cleaned before eating, drinking or smoking.                            Operator

                                                       Ensure the litter picking tool is used to pick up litter.                                         Operator




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     Hazard / Activity              Persons at Risk                                               Control                                                Action Person


                                                       Avoid handling rubbish where possible.                                                                Operator

                                                       Avoid touching face while engaged in litter picking activities.                                       Operator


    Discarded needles and                              Site to be visually checked for discarded needles / syringes. If present, do not handle.
                                      Litter Pickers                                                                                                         Operator
           syringes                                    Sweep up or use litter picking tool. Inform Supervisor as soon as possible.

                                                       Dispose of needles / syringes in a safe manner.                                              General Services Supervisor


          Chemicals                   Litter Pickers   Site to be visually checked for discarded chemicals.                                                  Operator

                                                       Before handling bags, boxes, containers etc. visually check for leaking or spillages,
                                                       Where there is evidence of leaking chemicals, ensure that it is not handled and report                Operator
                                                       findings to the Supervisor.

                                                       Ensure any chemicals found are removed and disposed of in a safe manner.                     General Services Supervisor

                                                       If removing discarded bags, boxes, grab item by the rim, never at sides or bottom, and
                                                                                                                                                             Operator
                                                       hold it away from the body.


           Welfare                    Litter Pickers   If practicable, arrange for local suitable toilet facilities to be made available for use.   General Services Supervisor

                                                       Hand cleaning arrangements to be provided .                                                  General Services Supervisor


        Lone Working                  Litter Pickers   Maintain contact with lone workers.                                                          General Services Supervisor

                                                       Carry mobile phone, adequately charged, for use in an emergency.                                      Operator




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     Hazard / Activity              Persons at Risk                                             Control                                           Action Person


                                                      Report incidents of abusive behaviour, aggression, or threats from motorists or other
                                                                                                                                                     Operator
                                                      members of the public to your Supervisor.


                                                      Ensure accidents or injuries received are reported to the Supervisor as soon as possible.      Operator



             Dust                                     Ensure dust mask is available and worn when required e.g. in dusty, windy conditions.          Operator




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