Publication of research into the effect of ventilation in the rear of vans on the build-up of acetylene leaking from, say, a welding set.
The full report can be seen at: http://www.hse.gov.uk/fireandexplosion/acetylene-research.htm
The key message remains that where reasonably practicable, acetylene should be transported in open vehicles.
A tree surgeon from Clacton-on-Sea has been fined after he fell nearly four metres, still clutching a running chainsaw, and landed on a colleague as they were pruning a garden tree in Little Oakely, near Harwich.
Although this is an Arb incident it highlights the lack of competency training.
Read full article here.
You cannot put a price on safety.
An experienced chainsaw operator was struck by a falling dead tree.
There was poor mobile reception on the worksite. On-site communications should be ‘fit for purpose’, in areas where mobile reception is poor, consider the use of walkie-talkies, especially where chainsaw operators are involved. At the very least, chainsaw operators should carry a whistle.
Chainsaw accidents can happen to anyone - many will have seen these news items on Greg Norman's recent chainsaw accident, but still worth learning the lessons