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K-LINE AGRICULTURE RISK ASSESSMENT
REVISED RISK SCORE
Adjusting & cleaning must only be done when machine is lowered or in transport position and only after all chains and bolts have been checked for tightness & wear in the lower position.
Crushing – when adjusting and cleaning, as machine may drop without warning
Crushing - improper use of jack
Ensure jack is installed correctly & jack receives regular maintenance. Keep feet and body clear when operating.
Crushing - when hitching tractor
Ensure no personnel are between tractor & harrow bar when hitching to tractor.
Machine must be lowered into working position using suitable lifting equipment before priming is effected by slightly loosening fitting/s into cylinders and operating tractor hydraulics to achieve full uninterrupted travel of cylinder several times. Then retighten hydraulic tine fittings.
Crushing - prior to priming hydraulic system, as machine may drop without warning
Sudden lift of drawbar causing severe injury, if machine becomes unhitched
Ensure all three jacks are correctly positioned and taking weight before removing drawbar pin. Stickers warn operator.
Penetration of oil - broken or badly maintained hydraulic lines
Maintain regular checks on hydraulic system for wear & check all fittings are secure.
Rupture of oil lines by over pressure when machine comes to sudden stop before fully lowered to working position
Ensure tractor oil flow is limited to reduce falling speed or do not interrupt machine falling until machine is fully in lowered position
Collision – hydraulics accidentally lowered when machine is being operated in transport
Safety pins must be put in place as soon as machine is put in transport position and if travelling on public roads to disconnect hydraulics from tractor.
ALL HAZARDS & RISKS ARE CONTROLLED THROUGH SAFE WORKING PROCEDURES & ADEQUATE SIGNAGE
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