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Current Safety Alerts

Chainsaw Operator suffers deep cut to face - May 2014

Chainsaw Operator suffers deep cut to face

Euroforest Ltd Safety Alert - Always plan any operation and make sure the area is cleared and safe zones are made before any felling cuts are started.

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Increase in Ticks this year - May 2014

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/


Tipping Vehicles - February 2014

Tipping Vehicles

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.

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NekNomination - February 2014

NekNomination

UPM Safety Alert on NekNomination

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Sliding / runaway trees - July 2013

Sliding / runaway trees

UPM Safety Alert on Sliding / runaway trees

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