FISA Safety Bulletin
Quad bikes (sit-on vehicles) and all-terrain vehicles (sit-in) have been involved in many serious incidents in agriculture and forestry. Head injuries are the most common cause of death.
Ensure quad bike riders have the knowledge, skills and training necessary to operate a quad bike safely, or are closely supervised until they are assessed as competent.
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No injury occurred and no one was working in the vicinity at the time.
Power line shut down arrangement to enable forestry works, in terms of scheduling, timings and durations, should always look to balance
- electrical supply disruption, which itself carries human health and safety risks,
- and the direct operational risk to human safety, related to work in the proximity of live powerlines
to a level which both parties, the Network Operator and the Harvesting Team, believe and agree to be ‘as low as is reasonably practical’ for the site-specific circumstances.
Safety should always take precedence over resourcing issues, from both the Network Operator and the Harvesting Team.
Forth Ports shared a recent incident with Port Skills & Safety which occurred during a routine confined space check being carried out in the access way to a vessel hold. Within a short period of time, the gas monitor alarmed show that Carbon Monoxide was present.
Of interest to those who access shipping - eg Forestry supply managers accessing vessels.
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