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Risk Assessments

We offer full risk assessments where required.

Elements of risk assessment associated with typical fencing contracts include: Risk assessment is generally divided into two parts, Hazard Identification and Hazard Controls. Below is a general representation of items that might be considrered in a Garden Wise Fencing Risk Assessment.

Risk Control
All hazards Site specific risk assessment and method statements (RAMS).
Only suitable staff and contractors who are fit and capable are employed.
Quarterly and annual workplace inspections.
All personnel receive a company induction.
Working in teams to avoid lone working where possible.
Effective management by Project Manager or other competent nominated supervisor.
Adherence to site operator's procedures at all times.
Comprehensive health and safety policy.
Working at height (WAH).
Physical hazards arising from the work.
Risk of falling objects.
Working at height is not required and will be covered by a permit-to-work in exceptional circumstances.
Work area is isolated from vehicles and other hazards by barriers and / or warning signs.
PPE includes hi-viz,safety footwear and hard hats where required by site policy.
Asbestos The nature of the work does not expose our staff or anyone else to asbestos.
Manual handling (MH).
Slips and strains.
MSD injuries.
Manual handling is reduced by effective planning and procedures.
Separate MH risk assessments are conducted for heavy items.
All staff and subcontractors are adequately trained and physically capable to perform the full range of duties. This is assessed at selection and at least annually.
Suitable PPE including safety footwear.
Support available from head office and other people on site.
Slips and trips Good housekeeping and personnel required to maintain a tidy workplace.
Effective supervision.
Quarterly site inspections.
Other trades on site Site inductions where required.
RAMS shared with other trades.
PPE where required by site policy includes hi-viz and safety footwear at all times whilst on-site and hard hats in designated zones.
Appropriate warning signs and barriers.
Wood dust All work is outside in the open air
Electric power tools Visual inspection prior to use.
All power tools are batter powered.
PPE as appropriate includes goggles, ear defenders, P2 respirators and gloves.
Barriers and warning signs.
Safety guards (except as outlined below)
Annual additional risk assessment for hand-arm vibration and similar risks from vibrating tools.
Generator Manufacturers instructions always followed.
Safe refuelling procedures.
Fenced off as appropriate.
Lone working Avoided whenever possible.
Booking in and out of site procedures.
Mobile phones when necessary.
First aid kits are provided to employees
Transport and storage.
Use of company vehicles
All vehicles are properly maintained, insured and MOT'd.
All vehicles are equipped with a first aid kit and this is checked regularly.
Programme of workplace inspections includes storage areas.
Disposal of waste
Environmental concerns.
Physical hazards.
Arrangements are agreed with site operator and customer in advance.
Manual handling control measures apply.


Picket Fencing

Market Sectors


We provide a complete service from site set up of hoardings and tree protection through to completion of garden fencing for CML's and handovers.


All types of garden fencing including traditional closeboard, various styles of panels on concrete or wooden posts.


All security aspects that you would require for your premises including steel palisade, chain link and wire mesh.

Residential Fencing


Commercial Fencing

Agricultural Fencing


Contact Details

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Registered office: J & C Accountants Ltd, Wyvols Court, Basingstoke Road, Swallowfield, Reading, RG7 1WY, Berkshire RG7 5BX. VAT registration number 936 1276 19.