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Document ID (ISN)112334
CIS number 12-0046
Year 2009
Convention or series no. RR 699
Author(s)
BOMEL Limited, Health and Safety Executive
Title Engaging arboriculture clients: Safety and Health Awareness Days (SHADs)
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2009, 48p. Illus. 1 ref.
Internet access Engaging_arboriculture_clients_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract This research was aimed at adapting and deploying a cultural barometer to assist the HSE agriculture team in assessing the impact of an arboriculture client Safety and Health Awareness Day (SHAD) event. The study took a measure of SHAD attendee's views prior to their attendance at an arboriculture client SHAD and also took the same pre-intervention measure from a matched control group, who did not attend the event. The study gathered insight into how arboriculture clients contract services, the nature of the contracts, their attitudes to employing competent contractors, the existing measures they have in place for contracting services and their intention to introduce improvement measures. It was recommended that in order to assess the impact of the arboriculture SHAD, a post-intervention measure be taken with both the target and control groups, using the same cultural barometer.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; trees; safe working methods; orchards; horticulture
Descriptors (secondary) survey; public OSH institutions; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Safety and health information
Safety culture and safety consciousness