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Hazardous Tree Removal

Highways England - Safety Alert

On the 1st March during night works to remove hazardous trees on the A38, an incident took place. This didn’t result in any injuries but damage to a vehicle driven by a member of the public. The incident clearly had the potential to be of a more serious nature and it was luck that prevented this from being the case.

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Tree Shears/Grapple Saws

V7 update - 23 April 2021 - The machine should also have visible or audible overload warning (loads over 1 tonne), check valves, be marked with SWL and be subject to LOLER thorough examination (if operator not protected by FOPS/OPS/ROPS or if there is a risk that loads may be lifted over or close to people).

Thanks go to the FISA Plant & Equipment Tree Shears/Grapple Saws Sub-Group, chaired by Sean Reilly for pulling this safety alert together so quickly in support of the industry. 

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