Whether you are a single operator, a small or a large concern, it is incumbent upon you to comply with all aspects of current health and safety regulation to protect the people for whom you are working, the general public, yourself and your business. You are not expected to eliminate all risks but you are required to protect people (and non target species) as far as is "reasonably practicable"
It is a consideration of what, in your everyday work, could cause harm to others and, following on from that, what precautions you should make to prevent that harm. You are legally required to assess the risks and to plan and employ preventative measures to reduce or eliminate those risks. Even in an apparently simple task of mole removal from a garden this is a requirement.
Here are some of the things you should be considering
The Guild of British Molecatchers provides a full 10 page document including a method statement to those members that require it when undertaking works in certain specific locations or for local authorities and other organisations. Members should contact the Secretary to the Guild if they require a copy.
Many members may not require a detailed document to support their everyday working practices. Download a basic template risk assessment form (pdf) for completion and adjustment as circumstances dictate.
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You are responsible for your own health and safety and should never put yourself or others in a position of danger. We offer advice on how to take care of your personal safety during the course of your work.
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