A Valmet 865 fitted with double band tracks overturned. It was carrying a full load of 3.7m logs. The machine operator was not wearing his seat restraint and fell within the cab. His fall broke one of the machine windows. He was unhurt and exited the cab through the door.
See Scottish Woodlands attached Safety Bulletin for ways to avoid such near misses.
A self-employed arboriculturalist from Spalding has been fined after two workers – a father and son – both suffered hand injuries while splitting logs. - Read full HSE news item.
The risks associated with unguarded machinery are well known in the industry, and so are the measures that should be taken to minimise or remove those risks.
A reminder to all supervisors of the need to provide supervision particularly to new entrants to forestry.
This Safe Quarry Incident Alert relating to the Hydraulics on an Excavator is relevant to the forest industry
Timely advice for all driving in snow and icy conditions from the Freight Transport Association.