SAFETY ALERTS

THE FOREST INDUSTRY STANDARD

Current Safety Alerts

A near miss involving pitching a marquee near a high voltage underground cable - February 2013

A near miss involving pitching a marquee near a high voltage underground cable

FC Learning from Experience - A near miss involving pitching a marquee near a high-voltage underground cable

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A near miss involving a tipper truck and power lines - February 2013

A near miss involving a tipper truck and power lines

FC Learning from Experience - A near miss involving a tipper truck and power lines

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Working near Overhead Lines - February 2013

Working near Overhead Lines

A Safety Alert from Balfour Beatty

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Inexperienced Workers and NPTC Provisional FMO Certificates - July 2012

Inexperienced Workers and NPTC Provisional FMO Certificates

Two recent serious incidents have involved people working with NPTC provisional FMO certificates. The individuals had still not been assessed as competent, but were working without supervision.

Lack of experience and lack of supervision contributed to the accidents that followed.

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Cablecrane Carriages, Chains and Communications - June 2012

Cablecrane Carriages, Chains and Communications

A recent incident resulted in serious injuries to a chokerman’s hand, while working with a skyline. A full investigation is still underway. However, the investigation has identified 3 areas of skyline work that can contribute to increased risk of injury and they are the subject of this alert.

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