Working bees – Information for congregations
Congregations conduct 'working bees' to undertake maintenance of congregation property. Every care should be taken to ensure that the health and safety of all personnel involved, is not compromised by poorly planned or supervised activities or by undertaking activities beyond their skill and training.
Prior to commencing work:
- Identify the risks
- Assess the risks
- Treat the risks
- Monitor and review.
To document the risks refer to the Duty of Care fact sheets 7, 7a, 7b and 7c on Risk Management. See fact sheets at Duty of Care.
If the following equipment is to be used, please observe the relevant advice of SafeWork SA Safeguards information sheets. They are available by clicking on the accompanying links:-
- Chainsaw safety: www.safework.sa.gov.au/uploaded_files/rs4i.pdf
- Brush cutter safety: www.safework.sa.gov.au/uploaded_files/rs5i.pdf
- Ladders: www.safework.sa.gov.au/uploaded_files/gs57i.pdf
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