Find out how we will work with the community to restore these iconic landmarks
Somerset has a wonderful range of historic fingerposts, which remain as iconic landmarks in our countryside and represent tantalising reminders of the past.
The aim of the Somerset Fingerpost Restoration Project is for local authorities to work in partnership with the community to restore these iconic landmarks and return them to their former glory.
Somerset County Council and the Southwest Heritage Trust have produced a handbook to provide all the information required to enable community groups to decide if they would like to take part in this valuable restoration project.
If you would like to become involved with this project then please contact your parish council or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Map of surveyed fingerposts
There is an extensive section on health and safety guidance and training. Please do not be put off by this as its main purpose is to ensure your safety and the safety of other road users.
We will be offering all volunteers ‘Highway Safety Awareness Training’ in the form of a half day local workshop. Only volunteers who have successfully completed this workshop will be allowed to carry out cleaning and painting work on fingerposts. There must be a minimum of two volunteers present on site when carrying out minor refurbishment and maintenance work on fingerposts.
Thank you for your interest in this project and hopefully for your time and willingness to work in partnership with us to help to restore these iconic fingerposts.
TM 001 Lyme Disease and Weil’s Disease
TM 002 Use of A frame ladders and step ladders
TM003 Livestock, dogs, poisonous toxic plants, stings and bites
TM003a Picture gallery of poisonous and toxic plants
TM 004 Use of brushcutters and strimmers
TM 005 Discovery of sharp needles and drug paraphernalia
TM 006 Use of powered hand tools
TM 007 Threatening behaviour verbal and or physical abuse dangerous sites
TM 008 Parking vehicles alongside a public highway
TM 009 Working near or close to steep gradients and inclines
TM 010 Weather
TM 011 Lone working
TM 012 Trips and falls
TM 013 Manual handling
TM 014 Use of strong chemicals
TM 015 Inhalation of dust and lead paint from use of abrasive paper
TM 016 Use of powered pressure washers
Health and Safety Policy HS001
HS 019 Legionella
HS 026 Manual handling
HS 027 Working at height
HS 033 Sun protection
HS 037 Volunteer policy
HS Card Dynamic Risk Assessment
Leptospirosis Dynamic Risk Assessment
Safe use of ladders and stepladders
SCC Ticks and Lyme Disease Information Handout
Ultra oxy bleach
HS F08 Blackfriars quick drying paint
HS F08 Hammerite paint
HS F08 Hammerite thinners
HS F08 Oxy bleach
HS F08 Tearmac metalcote enamel white
HS F08 Tractol T329 enamel plant paint
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