Increase in Ticks this year - May 2014
The article below on the BBC website is warning of an increase in Tick numbers this year. It refers to Scotland, but the whole of the UK had a mild winter and could see the same effect. Please be extra vigilant for ticks after being out on site and remove them safely using tick twisters http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-27325018
For more information on ticks please visit the BADA UK website. While they have closed as an organisation, the website is currently still active. http://www.bada-uk.org/
A recent sector survey identified that there had been a significant number of incidents resulting in ‘Tipper Vehicles’ overturning during the last 3 years, the outcome of these overturns can often result in fatal or serious injury.
UPM Safety Alert on NekNomination
Sliding / runaway trees
UPM Safety Alert on Sliding / runaway trees
Fractured leg from winching operation
Chainsaw Operator suffers broken leg and ankle in winching incident – South West Scotland.