What you need to know

Safety hazards in planting work include

  • Manual handling
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Touching moving machinery

You'll find more about health hazards from using pesticides and chemicals in the health section of this site.

What you need to do

  • Follow best practice during any manual handling
  • Organise the delivery of plants to minimise manual handling, eg use mechanised unloading or teamwork at a prepared site
  • Organise the layout of plants on the site to minimise carrying. Where practical use an all-terrain vehicle (ATV)

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