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HAZARDS RISK LEVEL ACTION NEEDED
General The machine should only be used by trained
Machine tipping over Low Do not use on slopes over 25
Machine jumping High Ensure the centre knife is in good condition
and adjusted to suit the ground conditions.
Use the depth adjuster located on top of the
rotavator to adjust the centre knife
Machine running away Low Red stop lever disengages the drive to
the implement if the operator releases the
handlebars. Always check operation before
Lacerations Medium Remove the spark plug cap before carrying
out any maintenance or cleaning. Always
wear gloves when cleaning the tines or
Machine reversing and jamming
operator against immovable
High Never reverse the machine with your back
to a wall or similar object.
Burns High Be very careful or a hot exhaust. Turn off
the machine before refuelling. Allow 1” air
space in the fuel tank.
Flying objects Low Ensurethebackapmoveseasilyand
follows the contour of the ground to prevent
small stones being thrown back. Always
wear suitable safety footwear.
Handlebar adjustment Low Always set the height and sideways position
it is moving.
Foot injuries Medium The machine has a safety device to prevent
the reverse speed and tine drive being
engaged simultaneously. Ensure all safety
devices are in place before using the machine.
Always wear suitable safety footwear.