SAFETY BULLETINS

THE FOREST INDUSTRY STANDARD

Current Safety Bulletins

Felling within the red zone of an overhead power line.

You cannot put a price on safety.

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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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