Econet Risk Assessment [Base Document]
Assessment: Small carpentry

Scope: Activity [Task]

Assessment Summary: Small carpentry;

Small carpentry
Last updated: 04/04/2022 18:22:58
Typical uncontrolled outcomes
Cuts and bruise; electric shock; sprains; asthma and ill health
Typical groups at risk
Volunteers; general public
  • Contact with hand tools
  • Electricity
  • Overcrowding of work space
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Contact with treated timber
  • Dust
  • Tools: See "General Conservation Activities" risk assessment.
  • Electrical equipment to be maintained.
  • Electrical tools must not to be used in damp conditions.
  • Electrical tools should be either 110v or battery for outside use.
  • Safe working distances must be observed, sufficient supervision for younger groups provided.
  • Frequent breaks must be taken when working with power tools.
  • Walkways must be kept clear of waste, tools and equipment.
  • Avoid treating timber; use pre-treated timber where available and suitable.
  • Treated timber should be dry and protective gloves worn when handling.
  • Waste treated timber must be disposed of via waste facility and not burnt.
  • Sanding must only be done in adequately ventilated work areas and dust masks should be worn.

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