This information sheet describes typical hazards associated with the use of tractor-mounted rotary flail hedge cutters. It provides guidance on minimising the risks to the operator and others during work with hedge cutters.
It is for employers, employees and the self-employed to help them comply with their duties under health and safety legislation.
This revision of AIS21 covers the key hazards and controls, including the main issues of concern such as guards and machine safety and guidance on safe working practices. This revision contains minor updates but the guidance remains the same.