Chainsaw operator - major injuries whilst clearing multiple windblow
Scottish Woodlands Safety Bulletin Jan 2014 - Chainsaw operator - major injuries whilst clearing multiple windblow
A Near Miss involving an Orienteering event and Harvesting Machinery
An FC Learning Experience - A Near Miss involving an Orienteering event and Harvesting Machinery
First Aid at Work and Working Alone Reminder
A timely reminder about First Aid at Work Regulations and Working Alone safety considerations.
We often think of high risk harvesting sites to be those where chainsaw felling and winches and ropes are used. This is correct, but it doesn’t mean that harvester/forwarder sites are without risk. A near miss last month demonstrates that even when using forestry machines such as harvesters, things can still go wrong.
A pointed lesson
In a recent accident, a contractor lost the tips of two fingers when they were caught under the choker and winch rope.
The injured person was actually the harvester operator on the site. The job in hand was to motor manually fell some large edge trees with winch assistance to ensure the direction of fall. Once two or three trees had been felled they were being winched to the processing area.