SAFETY ALERTS

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Current Safety Alerts

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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Fractured leg from winching operation - July 2013

Fractured leg from winching operation

Chainsaw Operator suffers broken leg and ankle in winching incident – South West Scotland.

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John Deere E Series Forwarder Cab Tilting - March 2013

John Deere E Series Forwarder Cab Tilting

Further to the recent incident where an operator suffered crushing to his hand, an inspection of the operating system has been carried out by the Health and Safety Executive.

It is now advised that, until further notice, under no circumstances are operators to tilt the cab of John Deere E series forwarder.

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