At the FISA Steering Group meeting on 19th March 2019, a member raised a concern over a contractual dispute relating to unsafe chainsaw working on the National Forest & Land, managed by Forestry & Land Scotland (FLS).
After investigation, the member’s complaint was upheld. After apologising to the member for the distress caused, immediate steps were taken to put things right, learn and avoid a similar situation happening again.
Read the full letter from FLS below:
FISA has prepared a Good Practice note on how to help raise awareness and train some of your team to be able to recognise and know how to respond to help colleagues if mental health is an issue.
Scottish Woodlands - Toolbox talk
We work in some of the most scenic parts of our country. These are often also areas of high environmental sensitivity.
Integral to our heavy machineries function, are pressurised hydraulic oil systems. Timber lorries, due to the type of work they undertake are particularly susceptible to pressurised hydraulic oil leaks.
In addition to the Toolbox Talk two other related documents are provided by Scottish Woodlands:
Hung-up tree safety
Machinery checks going Tech
Caution: Mud on Road
Watch out - Beavers about
Keep out of the Red
Managing Timber Stacks
Get ready for spraying