SAFETY BULLETINS

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Current Safety Bulletins

Vehicle load security enforcement campaign week 22 – 26 July 2019

HSE eBulletin

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


Tilhill Forestry - Safety Assurance Bulletin - August 2019

Chainsaw Operator Fatality

Engaging our Hauliers

Thinking Beyond the Gate

Company and director fined following worker’s fatal fall from a tree

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New Rules Applying to the Transport of Diesel on the Road

Don't get caught out by the change in legislation regarding road tow diesel bowsers. 

Thursday 9th May 2019 saw new UK law come into effect that ended a 15-year exemption for diesel bowsers that do not adhere to ADR road carriage requirements.

What does it mean to me as a contractor? 

If you transport fuels in a bowser that’s classed as a tank rather than an intermediate bulk container (IBC), or it was manufactured before 10th May 2004, you will no longer be permitted to transport them on public roads without meeting the IBC standards.

Read the FISA Bulletin for more background and information.

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Tilhill Forestry - Safety Assurance Bulletin - July 2019

School's out for Summer

Falls from Height

Excavators and Lifting

In the News Elsewhere

Be Badger Alert

FISA reminder

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Quad Bike Safety

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.

Read the full Safety Bulletin:

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