SAFETY BULLETINS

THE FOREST INDUSTRY STANDARD

Current Safety Bulletins

Forestry & Land Scotland working safely and contract management

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:

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Mental Health – First Aid Training

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.

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Timber lorry hydraulic oil spills

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:

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Tilhill Forestry - Safety Assurance Bulletin - April 2019

Hung-up tree safety

Machinery checks going Tech

Caution: Mud on Road

Trailer Talk

Watch out - Beavers about

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Tilhill Forestry - Safety Assurance Bulletin - March 2019

Keep out of the Red

Managing Timber Stacks

Nesting Birds

Get ready for spraying

News Elsewhere

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