Current Safety Alerts

Overturned timber lorry - Machine and environmental damage - March 2017

Scottish Woodlands Toolbox Talk

This incident and the more tragic BCFSC Fatality Alert highlight the importance of having a reliable ‘lone working’ procedure.

FISA has a Lone Working Information Leaflet.

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Please don’t bring your children to work!

Seasonal Warning                       

As the Easter holidays approach please remember that it is unsafe to carry children in wagon/forestry machine cabs. Children can and do:.......

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Significant Thorn Strike Injury

A chainsaw operative sustained a thorn strike to the middle finger of their right hand.

The individual suffered a severe reaction and has remained off work since (in excess of 3 weeks).

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AMEY - cable strike fine

Amey fined £600k over 11,000v cable strike

This safety alert is for a construction company - planning of forestry work to avoid cable strike as it is a vital safety requirement. 

Construction company Amey has been sentenced after one of its subcontracted workers was set on fire in May 2015 while replacing a traffic light pole in Gloucester city centre.

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London arborist - fatal incident report

Tragically a further treework  (Arborist) related fatal incident report. 

A worker from the London area died when he came into contact with his chainsaw during tree work.

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