Sliding Trees - May 2015

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Sliding Trees - May 2015

Chainsaw operator injured by trees sliding down steep ground - UPM Safety Alert

Learning Points:
• When working on very steep ground consider the risk of trees, logs, rocks etc being dislodged above you and sliding/rolling down the hill toward you and plan work accordingly.
• Always use correct felling cuts and techniques, including debutressing trees.
• Consider the direction of felling and the potential influences on it, such as wind pressure.
• On sites that regular ambulance services will have difficulty reaching or extracting a patient from, ask for Mountain Rescue when dialling 999.

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