PLANT & EQUIPMENT

THE FOREST INDUSTRY STANDARD

PLANT & EQUIPMENT

PROJECT TITLE:

PLANT & EQUIPMENT

 

OBJECTIVE OF THE GROUP:

The Accord sees Machinery, Plant & Equipment as a key priority in improving safety performance ensuring equipment is suitably maintained and operated. The WG will research and communicate with manufacturers and users and produce safety guidance for various machinery, plant and equipment. Target is to cover all of the forest industry sector.

 

CHAIR PERSON OF THE GROUP:

Ian Hood - Forestry England

 

OTHER MEMBERS OF THE WORKING GROUP:

Kevin Thomas - Norbord
Matthew Whitehead - Pontrilas
Gareth Hopkins - Forestry Commission
Jock McKie - John Deere
Joe Kearney - Safety Set
Chris Hughes - MWMAC
Sean Reilly – Bio Equipment
Michael Crutchley – Forestry Contractor
David Wilmer – Jim Wilmer & Sons
David Gostick – HSE
Adrian Grew – Cabcare
Katherine Gostick – HSE
Per Annemalm – Komatsu Forest
Stephen Bellas – Komatsu Forest
Dean Robson – Ponsse UK Ltd
Robert Barr – Ponsse UK Ltd
Ian Stitt – Ponsse UK Ltd
Baden Powell
John Fukes – RJ Fukes Forestry Services
Andy Newbold - Newmac
Gillian Clark (support) – FISA CEO

 

GROUP TARGET:

Raise awareness on the need for machine maintenance.

Develop a pilot for Traction Assist Trimming in conjunction with the manufacturers.

 

RESOURCES &/ FUNDING REQUIREMENTS:

Identify H&S Issues for Machinery, Plant & Equipment
Carry out a review on Skylinning and produce new Guidance
Produce a system for Reports of Plant/equipment faults/recalls
Discuss and investigate the FC Red/Amber/Green system
Prepare costs of resource requirement
Total estimate to be advised

 

KEY ACTIONS:

 

KEY ACTIONS:

Publish Traction Assist Safety Guide

Continue to raise awareness through FISA Bulletins

Refresh Machine FISA Safety Guides

Priorities and Action Plan 2017-19


Consider cost assistance for support of skills development
Ensure full communication process to Web site and membership

 

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