FOREST HAULAGE

THE FOREST INDUSTRY STANDARD

FOREST HAULAGE

PROJECT TITLE:

FOREST HAULAGE

 

OBJECTIVE OF THE GROUP:

The transportation of timber to market is a critical part of the supply chain. As production increases, we need to ensure that forest owners are aware of the need for appropriate standards in roading and access. 

This group will promote safe operation in loading and timber movement in the forest. It should liaise with the relevant Timber Transport projects in the various regions and countries.

 

CHAIR PERSON OF THE GROUP:

Neil Stoddart - Neil Stoddart - Creel Consulting       

 

OTHER MEMBERS OF THE WORKING GROUP:

Peter McKerral & Co

Coille Haulage

Michael Oliver –Ferguson Transport

Jonathan Ritchie –James Jones

Neil Murray – FLS

Roland Stiven - Confor

Steve Price - Tilhill Forestry

Mick Bottomley - FLS

Harvey Cracknell – Cracknell Timber

Kieron M Owen Transport Ltd

SGS Timber

David Stoddart – A W Jenkinson

John Scott – JST Services (Scotland) Ltd

Murray Clark - Clark Engineering

Katherine Gostick (observer) - HSE

Gillian Clark (support) - FISA CEO



 

GROUP TARGET:

To discuss safety issues and keep the UK timber haulage industry well informed.

 

 

KEY ACTIONS:

2020-2022 Actions and Priorities: 

  • Review and produce a guidance note ‘708 Working at Height regulations’ 
  • Deliver a Forest Haulage  CPC / CPD Module ‘+F’ based on the FISA Forest Haulage Safety Manual
  • Produce a Forest Haulage Safety Training / induction video
  • Consult with industry to produce a Guidance note ‘707 Roundwood in Ports’
  • Revise the Driver focused – FISA Forest Haulage Safety Manual
  • Work with relevant FISA working groups to ensure haulage issues, such as roading, and operational integration with other forest users is embedded.
  • Review / work with Training providers to ensure future loader training meets specific forestry requirements. 
  • Continue to monitor guidance on load security / timber strapping - arrange an overseas visits to review Haulage Safety and load security innovation
  • Garner feedback on safety issues from Haulage companies and drivers to maintain an open loop on safety development.

 

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