Forest machine contacts overhead power line - Oct 2016


Forest machine contacts overhead power line - Oct 2016

Scottish Woodlands - Safety Toolbox Talk

Before any Contractor or his machine operators mobilise to site they should know if there are any powerline crossing points on both the site access route and within the worksite and what maximum height limits have been set on these (this information will have been supplied by the FWM). The machine operator must also know the height of his machine in its transport mode, including the combined height if it is being transported on a low loader. If a machine operator suspects his machine height may be greater than the safe clearance on any of the crossing points he should contact the Contractor and/or the FWM and agree alternative safe access arrangements.

Other useful reading includes the FISA Safety Guide 804 and HSE Guidance Note GS6 (Fourth Edition) 


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