Groundskeeping Safety: WSI
Because of its nature and the use of tools such as mowers, edgers, chainsaws and chippers, groundskeeping duties are among the most dangerous in the modern workplace.
This step-by-step online training video teaches workers how the safety precautions needed for groundskeeping must include properly using tools, as well as maintaining a working knowledge of the risks posed by falls, utilizing pesticides and working near power lines. The video informs workers how to safely use equipment and limit exposure to hazards by following safety protocols.
Proper procedures like checking a work site for debris, stumps and slopes to avoid incidents is addressed in the course. Workers are informed of the necessary pre-job checks of equipment to ensure items are safely working. A workers' commitment to safety starts with proper work attire including clothing, gloves and boots, and is complemented by personal protection equipment like goggles and breath masks.
The training video stresses the importance of awareness and knowledge of a worker's surroundings and how environmental factors like temperature, weather, dehydration and effects of working with hazardous materials interact with a workers' ability to safely maintain their duties. Use this training to prepare groundskeeping workers with the skills needed to safely get the job done.This course is in the Video On Demand format, to read about Video On Demand features click here.
Anyone working in groundskeeping and/or outdoor maintenance