FOI Request Gardening and PPE

Request 101001743210

We would be grateful if you would provide us with the following documentation:-
1. Details of the makes and models of the grass cutting mowers used by gardeners and gardening operatives employed by you from 2012 to date
2. Copies of manuals and method statements for the use of said mowers
3. Copies of information, instruction, training records and guidance given to gardeners and gardening operatives employed by you for grass cutting operations from 2012 to date
4. Copies of policies provided to gardeners and gardening operatives employed by you relating to grass cutting operations includiong what PPE is to be worn, from 2012 to date
5. Copies of all risk assessments relating to grass cutting operations with in your local authority from 2012 to date
6. Copies of guidance provided to gardeners and gardening operatives employed by you on what PPE to be worn when carrying out grass cutting operations from 2012 to date
7. Confirmation of the cost of PPE provided to gardeners and gardening operatives employed by you from 2012 to date

Response 15-03-2018

1. 

Lawnflight Pro 4890 Strimmer
Lawnflight Pro 4891 Strimmer
Stihl FS450 Strimmer
Stihl FS460C Strimmer
John Deere PRO 47 Pedestrian Rotary
John Deere JX90CB Pedestrian Rotary
John Deere C52V Pedestrian Rotary
Sabo 43 KAWA PS Pedestrian Rotary
Sabo Turbo Star Pedestrian Rotary
John Deere JS63VC Pedestrian Rotary
John Deere C43 Pedestrian Rotary
John Deere C44 Pedestrian Rotary
John Deere C45 Pedestrian Rotary
John Deere C46 Pedestrian Rotary
John Deere JX90C Pedestrian Rotary
John Deere E35 Pedestrian Rotary
Rapid EURO TYP430 Pedestrian Rotary
Record Rapid Pedestrian Rotary
Bobcat 52" Rotary Mower
Great Dane Pedestrian Rotary
Hayter Condor Pedestrian Rotary

2. John Deere manual attached – see attachment number 1.
Stihl Strimmer manual attached – see attachment number 2.
For all other models if the manual is required the relevant supplier or manufacturer would be contacted and/or the manual is available online.

3. Attachments 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 refer.

4. See attachment 3 and 4 above.

5. See attachments 5, 6, 7, 8 above.

6. See attachment 3 and 4 above.

7. Cost of PPE supplied only goes as far back as 2015/16 Cost from then to today total £8146 or £2715 per annum or £210 per gardener per year.

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