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 - JST Services     

 

OTHER MEMBERS OF THE WORKING GROUP:

Peter McKerral – Peter McKerral & Co
Michael Oliver –Ferguson Transport
Jonathan Ritchie –James  Jones
Neil Murray – Scottish Forestry
Kevin Craig - Ian Craig Haulage
Roland Stiven - Timber Transport Forum
Steve Price - Tilhill Forestry
Mick Bottomley - Forestry and Land Scotland
Mark Williams – Euroforest
Clive Cottingham – FC
Neil Cowan – James Jones
Oliver Thompson – Savills
Des Phelan – Coillte
Harvey Cracknell – Cracknell Timber
Tom Davidson – James Jones
Bruce Hamilton - FLS
Gillian Clark (support) - FISA CEO



 

GROUP TARGET:

To produce and print a forest haulage safety manual and FISA guide

 

RESOURCES &/ FUNDING REQUIREMENTS:

To source funding for a safety video 
Review and publish access route details

 

KEY ACTIONS:

Priorities and Action Plan 2017-19

This group will consult with industry training providers to ensure future loader training will meet specific forestry requirements.  It is working together with the Timber Transport Forum to give information for forest hauliers. 

This group have released a safety booklet for drivers and provided clear guidance on strapping.

 

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