Scottish Woodlands Toolbox Talk
The harvesting team where taking access through a farmyard to a harvesting block. The boom of the harvester snagged a ‘private’ overhead power line which was running from roof to roof of the farm buildings. The cable broke and fell to the ground.
The powerline had not been seen or identified at the worksite scoping visit and the machine driver did not notice it on the day.
No one was hurt in the incident and there was no identified discharge of electricity either to the machine or to the ground when the cable fell.
Prevention - It is a Forest Industry requirement for all machinery to prominently display within the cab an ‘electricity warning sign and the machine heights in its travelling modes’.
FISA has produced a supplementary blank site specific risk assessment sheet.
This can be completed on site during operations/ahead of starting works for situations that have not been identified previously in the generic risk assessment or an increase in risk/change in the site situation.
SLIPS, TRIPS, AND FALLS ARE THE MOST COMMON CAUSE OF INJURY AT WORK.
Have a look at this Ports, Skills and Safety Poster.
Load consignors, vehicle operators and drivers of goods vehicles are being reminded of the importance of transporting dangerous goods safely and load security ahead of a national police-led enforcement campaign that starts on 22 July 2019.
Please read eBulletin for further information - https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKHSE/bulletins/252526a
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