Revisit the Risk Assessment for Power Tools

Great workday today with Marcus, John and myself.

No power tools because I just wanted to remind us all of our safe working practices.

We must give the person using a power tool at least 15 meters distance. It is not fair on the person using the power tool if people are coming from behind to rake up the brash. I will invest in a whistle so that we can notify them to stop for a passer-by or any other reason.

I think we need “Men At Work” signs too.

This is not aimed at anyone in particular and I am the first to put my hand up and admit to dropping my guard and being a little bit over-enthusiastic.

Let’s work safely together and not put each other at risk of injury.

So, on to the workday. We have a partner who wants to help us get the bird-feeding area set up. This is really exciting and I can already sense a change of direction where we slow down and start to work on making the bird-feeder area the best it can be.

We started clearing the bramble today.

A quick before and after shows what we did.

I cannot quite remember what was here in the summer. Rose bay willow herb or greater willow herb, which was easy to pull out, but the brambles proved to be a bit tougher. Next week we are going to switch to the other side of the path and then switch back as we get near to the bridge. This will create an interesting path with micro-habitats along the way.

Great fungus find today:


Further down the path, the developers are getting ever closer. This felt like I was standing at the edge of a forest watching dinosaurs.


Our Kidney Vetch has distributed its seeds and is shutting down for the winter. It will be great to see this spreading next year.



Thanks for today and let’s remember to keep ourselves and each other safe.


About Paul

Just trying to create a slice of wildlife and a place for people to chill out and meet new friends in this crazy world that we live in.
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1 Response to Revisit the Risk Assessment for Power Tools

  1. Ross McLean says:

    Hi Paul,
    I had the same problem when i first stated using power tools, you will soon get use to using them and develop a sixth sense when people are getting to close, you will probably develop two more eyes at the back of your head as i have done.

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