Current Safety Bulletins

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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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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