|Organisation||Mick Burns - chainsaw carver|
|Course / Event||General demonstration at shows, fairs and public attended commissions|
|Personnel Involved||Mick Burns, Public|
LOCATION OF HAZARD
THOSE AT RISK
LEVEL OF RISK
|Injury during use of chainsaw|| In
or around demonstration|
trained to NPTC CS standard and carrying NPTC certificate (can prove high level
of competence). |
Working to industry best practice as per AFAG leaflets
301, 304, 802
HSE leaflet Chainsaws At Work
To minimise risk from noise and flying debris the public is to be kept a minimum of 8 metres from the demonstrator (more than the distance recommended by AFAG - 5 metres).
A further screen of fine netting may be set up around the operator, if necessary or possible.
A "blank" side (i.e. one side on which there are no onlookers and where the public is guaranteed to be excluded from) shall be part of the demonstration area to allow the operator to direct any potential large flying debris without risk to onlookers.
First Aid Kit on site at all times.
of events to allow sufficient space for the set up of chainsaw carving demonstrator
- i.e. absolute minimum of 8 metres between demonstrator and viewing public. |
Where this is not possible, absolute minimum of 6 metres, but demonstrator has to work behind an additional barrier (plastic mesh around 2cm min net, or clear plastic screen). In order to prevent larger pieces of wood that are caught on the chain being thrown at the onlookers.
Demonstrator responsible for additional protective measures on prior warning.
Demonstrator working to Industry Best Practice and responsible for safety within enclosed demonstration site.
of heavy |
|In or around demonstration enclosure||Chainsaw Carver||Medium||Timber
to be moved by demonstrator using lifting aids where possible.|
Safety barrier to be at distance greater than the height of the sculpture in the event that the sculpture falls.
|Electrical Safety||In or around demonstration enclosure||Chainsaw carver||Low||Circuit
breaker or 110 v supply.|
In wet weather equipment to be kept under cover.
|Fire and Explosion||In or around demonstration enclosure||Chainsaw carver||Low||Smoking
prohibited around fuel stand. All petrol and oil stored in appropriate containers.|
LPG used for blowtorches stored away from public till required. All fittings to be sound and leak free.
Compressors and air tooling kept in good working order and operated at manufacturers recommended settings.
Foam fire extinguisher for fuel fires available on site.