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Two companies have been fined after a worker suffered fatal crush injuries when he was struck by a shovel loader.
Mold Magistrates Court heard how on 6th February 2017, a 29-year-old employee of C M Downton (Haulage Contractors) Ltd was fatally crushed when he was struck from behind by a Volvo shovel loader whilst working at UPM-Kymmene (UK) Limited’s Shotton Paper Mill.
Read the full HSE Press Release here.
Scottish Woodlands - Toolbox Talk
A roadside stack of 4.9m logs destabilised and collapsed out onto the forest road. No one was in the vicinity at the time of the collapse and no one was injured.
Water flowing through the peat under the timber stack caused the preformed stacking bench to subside, destabilising the timber stack.
Scottish Woodlands have also produced a Guidance Note on Planning the Safe Stacking of Timber.
“It’s ok to say I’m not okay”
Gillian Clark highlights the importance of breaking the mental health stigma in rural, male-dominated sectors.
Article by FISA in FTN Feb 2019
The Record of Registration (RoR) Form has recently been updated by one of the original administrators for the scheme, mwmac Ltd, in order to create a more effective working document for those involved with a Candidate’s at-work training and work experience in readiness for their City & Guilds NPTC FMO Assessment.
This new version of the form is designed to be more relevant to the tasks being planned and completed at work. It is a place to plan and record at-work training and supervision and includes a section to record any actions to be taken by the candidate in order to develop their skills.