SAFETY BULLETINS

THE FOREST INDUSTRY STANDARD

Current Safety Bulletins

Dead tree falls and breaks chainsaw operator's forearm

An experienced chainsaw operator was struck by a falling dead tree.

There was poor mobile reception on the worksite. On-site communications should be ‘fit for purpose’, in areas where mobile reception is poor, consider the use of walkie-talkies, especially where chainsaw operators are involved. At the very least, chainsaw operators should carry a whistle.

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Chainsaw accident sees golfer nearly lose his left hand

 Chainsaw accidents can happen to anyone - many will have seen these news items on Greg Norman's recent chainsaw accident, but still worth learning the lessons

Greg Norman: Chainsaw accident sees golfer nearly lose his left hand - BBC

Greg Norman reveals details of how horrific chainsaw accident left him needing surgery in hospital – Daily Mail

 


Cut to forehead from metal shard - June 2014

Cut to forehead from metal shard - June 2014

Scottish Woodlands Safety Bulletin June 2014 - this shows how manufacture guidance should be followed for maintenance, a reminder, which can be reflected on all kit.

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Low loader driver struck in face - May 2014

Low loader driver struck in face

Molplant Construction Safety Bulletin - over-centre tensioners now removed from service

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Timber Wagon Overturns

Timber Wagon Overturns

Timber lorry drivers are advised to always slow down and navigate/drive “through” potholes.
Avoid traveling on the road shoulder. Similarly, avoid putting any of the vehicle weight on the road shoulder to allow other vehicles to pass.
Always wear your seat belt.

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