Econet Risk Assessment [Base Document]
Assessment: Litter pick

Scope: Activity [Task]

Assessment Summary: Litter pick;

Litter pick
Last updated: 17/03/2022 10:21:13
Typical uncontrolled outcomes
Back strains; minor cuts and bruises; sickness and diarrhoea
Typical groups at risk
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Eye injuries
  • Presence of broken bottles and similar.
  • Contact with harmful substances
  • Contact with rats urine, faeces and other bio-hazards.
  • Slips, trips and falls: See "General Conservation Activities" risk assessment.
  • Wear safety glasses to prevent eye injuries from protruding branches and branches under tension.
  • Always wash hands or use cleansing wipes or gel before eating, drinking or smoking.
  • Avoid handling litter; always wear gloves and preferably use litter pickers.
  • Bags containing litter should be held away from body.
  • Provide separate container for broken bottles and similar.
  • If sharps found, do not touch or move, highlight location and advise site owner or manager.
  • Do not over-filling bags with litter so they are heavy and/or difficult to carry.

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