Roadside Timber Felling and Loading

THE FOREST INDUSTRY STANDARD

Roadside Timber Felling and Loading

Dumfries & Galloway Timber Transport Group

Roadside tree felling and timber stacking reported. After visiting site, a stack of timber was found by the roadside and concerns were expressed about felling operations next to the road and the possible loading of timber from the roadside.

Recommendations

  • Contact the Council prior to starting any felling to discuss the options on how the work can be managed safely.
  • A difficult site like this needs careful planning with adequate risk assessments undertaken and detailed method statements and suitable traffic management approved by D&G Council.
  • Follow best practice guides for safe practices.

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