SAFETY ALERTS

THE FOREST INDUSTRY STANDARD

Current Safety Alerts

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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Winches and Guarding - May 2012

Winches and Guarding

A recent legal judgement as a result of an accident, has clarified the requirement for guarding and safe working positions where there is a risk of being entangled in the moving parts of winching machinery.

An example is the Syncrofalke Skyline System similar to the one being used in the photograph opposite, manufactured in Austria, with a CE mark but without guarding for the main cable drum.

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