SAFETY ALERTS

THE FOREST INDUSTRY STANDARD

Current Safety Alerts

Lyme disease and tick awareness

Ticks carry a lot of different diseases, some of them serious. 

Usually early treatment is your key to a full and fast recovery. 

The link below, from Forestry Commission Scotland, gives you more information on this, please share this information with your work colleagues. 

https://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/managing/work-on-scotlands-national-forest-estate/health-safety-wellbeing/lyme-disease-and-tick-awareness


Company fined more than £500k following overhead power lines incident

Even though this is not forestry it is still a very relevant message:

Every year in the UK, two people are killed and many more injured when mechanical plant and machinery come into contact or close proximity to Overhead Power Lines

Read HSE press release


Accident - Shattering Wedge

FISA Safety Alert 05.18

The feller was sledging a plastic wedge into the back cut of one tree when the wedge snapped and the broken piece hit him hard in the face.  

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Forwarder Safety Alert

FISA Safety Alert 04.18

A FISA member has recently brought to our attention the need to remind Landowners/FWM’s of the importance of a safe area for loading and unloading when extracting timber by forwarder. 

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Further essential information on the felling of diseased ash

FISA Safety Alert 02.18

Robust assessment of the work and thorough planning is essential to remove the risk when felling dead ash.

To be read in conjunction with recent Safety Guidance from Euroforest.

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