Forestry England Safety Alert
A timber haulier entered Forestry England land to collect timber and while on site, the driver engaged in conversation with the supervisor. Both parties maintained social distancing. During the conversation however it became evident that the driver had a cough symptomatic of COVID-19 infection and he admitted that he thought he had contracted the disease. The driver left with a load to go to the customer’s mill.
Safety Alert from Glennon Brothers
A number of learning points when felling on steep ground.
HSE Safety Alert
Target Audience: All workers, employers, self-employed, contractors’ and any others who undertake welding activities, including mild steel, in any industry.
Dumfries & Galloway Timber Transport Group
Roadside tree felling and timber stacking reported. After visiting site, a stack of timber was found by the roadside and concerns were expressed about felling operations next to the road and the possible loading of timber from the roadside.
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Euroforest & Clinton Devon Estates Safety Alert
A part-loaded forwarder was involved in a run-away incident on a moderately steep bank in Devon due to the failure of both the working brakes (engine stall) and the emergency brake. Thankfully, due to the experience and competence of the contractor, no-one was injured.
A safe system for testing the repair was developed and proved effective for testing the braking systems in ‘real world’ conditions. This emergency brake test could be used more widely to improve the safety of mechanised operations on slopes.