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Landscaping Gardening Risk Assessment Form – Digging Trenches or Excavations


This Landscaping Risk Assessment Form is for digging, working in trenches or excavations, or working near underground services. The process of completing it will allow you to assess the risks to your employees and to anyone else in the vicinity while digging. The risk assessment form includes the use of mechanical diggers, electric or pneumatic breakers as well as ordinary hand tools such as picks and shovels.

This Risk Assessment Form has been professionally written for you to use by adding to or deleting the control measures that we have suggested. We have considered the various hazards your employees and anyone else will be exposed to during this activity and have given some control measures that you may already have in place, along with our suggestions of those you may wish to implement. These are only our suggestions – you may find that your particular site or location needs different answers, and these forms allow you to fill them in as you need.

Once you have completed your digging, working in trenches or excavations, using CAT Scanners, or working near underground services Risk Assessment Form you should transfer the information in the ‘further controls/action’ column into your Action Plan so that you can monitor who has carried out the works and when.

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It is suggested that you also refer to the relevant “Toolbox Talk”  - Toolbox Talk -  Excavation Works which you can find  here.

Landscaping Gardening Risk Assessment Form – Digging Trenches or Excavations is part of Health and Safety Documents. Just £35.00 + VAT provides unlimited downloads from Health and Safety Documents for 1 year.

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