Grounds Maintenance – Litter Picking

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METHOD OF WORK

A safe and secure footing is to be established, especially when standing on soil or planted material.

High visibility vests or jackets are to be worn when working near moving plant or vehicles.

Suitable traffic management is to be put in place when operating within 3 metres of any roads or vehicular routes.

The Contracts Manager is to check that all employees have an up to date tetanus injection prior to their commencing work on site.
Prior to commencing work, the Contracts Manager is to ensure all employees are warned of the dangers.

The area to be worked in is to be walked daily by the senior person on site who is to check for any signs of drug abuse material.
If found it is to be removed using the following method employees are to be trained to remove it.
Disposal of the waste will be as agreed with the local authority.
On completion of the removal exercise the employee will be allowed sufficient time to remove any possibly contaminated clothing and wash.

Large objects of rubbish will be inspected by the foreman prior to their removal for signs of contaminated waste.
The rubbish will be picked up where possible by machine and placed in the skip. In situations where it is not possible to remove the waste by machine it will be picked up by employees and moved to the skip by hand.
Small objects of rubbish will be raked up into piles and shoveled into wheelbarrows which will be tipped into the skip.
Only those with manual handling training are to carry out manual handling operations.

Gloves are to be worn by employees to protect the hands against cuts and abrasions.

Where possible litter pick sticks are to be used.