SAFETY BULLETINS

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Current Safety Bulletins

Two companies fined after worker is fatally crushed at paper mill

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.


Near Miss - Timber Stack Collapses

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.

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Breaking the Silence

“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

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Supervision Guidelines for FMO RoR (Provisional Licence) for Forest Machine Operations

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.

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Driver CPC Safety Bulletin

FISA has prepared a Safety Bulletin on Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC)

The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) is a qualification for professional lorry drivers. It has been introduced across Europe with the aim of improving road safety and helping to
maintain high standards of driving.

This training is important because it will help lorry drivers refresh their skills and keep them up to date.

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