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 (Scotland) Ltd        

 

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:

Priorities and Action Plan 2017-19

  • Produce clear guidance on load security / timber strapping 
  • Design and deliver a CPC Module ‘+F’ focusing on the FISA Forest Haulage Safety Manual 
  • Work closely with the sawmill group to review procedures at delivery points 
  • Arrange a visit to Finland to review Haulage Safety and load security innovation 
  • Revise the 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. 
  • Consult with industry training providers to ensure future loader training meets specific forestry requirements.  
  • Garner feedback on safety issues from Haulage companies and drivers to maintain an open loop on safety development.
  • Reviewing Working at Height regulations and best practice for the timber Haulage industry 

 

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