Health and Welfare

THE FOREST INDUSTRY STANDARD

Health and Welfare

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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Stay Safe in Scotland’s Outdoors

NHS Inform has a permanent ‘one-stop shop’ for advice on how to avoid bugs and germs that can be encountered in Scotland’s outdoors  at  https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/outdoor-health/bugs-and-germs/avoiding-bugs-and-germs-outdoors

It provides information on how to avoid the common diseases people can catch when out in the countryside – and is relevant to those working outdoors, both employees and employers responsible for their employees wellbeing. 

In particular, there is advice about ticks and Lyme disease (with a useful video on tick removal) as well as advice on safe drinking water and an emphasis on the need for effective hand washing provisions, which is particularly important for outdoor workers. The site will be regularly updated to ensure that it remains relevant and provides the best available advice. 

This permanent resource offers a consistent suite of simple precautions to help people to avoid most bugs and germs whilst encouraging them to actively enjoy Scotland's outdoors.  

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Urea/Adblue Storage & Handling, Best Practice

This FISA Information Leaflet is based on a Tilhill Forestry Toolbox Talk.

Urea has been used in the forest industry for over 35 years to treat stumps against the fungal butt rot Heterobasidion annosum (formerly Fomes annosus).  The solution usually contains a blue dye to indicate which stumps have been treated and is a 37% w/v of urea.

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