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THE FOREST INDUSTRY STANDARD

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First Aid at Work

This leaflet answers some basic questions about first-aid provision at work. It is aimed at employers in small and medium-sized workplaces, but may be useful to all employers, managers and others involved in first aid at work.

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Forestry First Aid +F and emergency planning

FISA have received a recent enquiry on +F First Aid, the following article from Forestry & Timber News in February 2017 explains about ‘Forestry First Aid +F’ and emergency planning

First Aid +Forestry (EFAW+F) is now considered the industry standard for those working in the forestry sector. But what makes First Aid +F different to conventional first aid at work?

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NEW - Guidance on Managing Health and Safety in Forestry

July 2014 - Another major milestone for FISA, is the release of the updated ‘Guidance on Managing Health and Safety in Forestry’.  This document provides essential information and guidance on health and safety for all those working in the forestry industry/ woodlands. 

Thanks go to the following for supporting FISA with publishing costs: A W Jenkinson Forest Products, UPM Tilhill, Fountains Forestry, Norbord Inc, Scottish Woodlands Ltd, Egger UK Ltd, Forestry Commission, Natural Resources Wales; and of course, thanks also go to all those members of FISA Working Group 1 who helped to redraft the document. 

FISA members will be issued with a copy of the document. It is available for free download - see below, or can be purchased individually at £5.50 + VAT (including post and packing). Email info@ukfisa.com with your requirements.

The Managing health and safety in forestry booklet was first launched in 1999 and has successfully improved health and safety standards in the forestry industry.

Everyone involved in forestry work has health and safety duties and responsibilities. This booklet contains guidance to help employers, the self-employed and those in control of work in forestry meet their duties under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

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Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

This FISA Information Leaflet provides guidance to Employers and Operatives on Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome, together with a range of links to more information, calculators and research.

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Leptospirosis

This leaflet contains notes on good practice which are not compulsory but which you may find helpful in considering what you need to do.

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Lone Working

This FISA Information Leaflet provides guidance on how to keep lone workers healthy and safe.

It is for:

  • anyone who employs or engages lone workers
  • self employed people who work alone
  • employees who work alone

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Lyme Disease

FISA Information Leaflet 001-1114, Revised June 2018

This leaflet seeks to raise awareness of the Hazards of Ticks in forests and woodlands, and the best methods to prevent Lyme disease infection from a Tick bite.

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Reporting Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences

This new edition includes changes to the over-three-day reporting requirement under regulation 3(2) that becomes law on 6 April 2012. It also brings the associated guidance up to date, particularly in relation to the changes in reporting arrangements and the new online service.

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