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Managing visitors to worksites during COVID-19

FISA Safety Alert

It is important that we do everything we can to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and minimise the number of face-to-face meetings and visitors to the site wherever possible. When they are necessary site visits should be carried out in compliance with FISA’s Working safely during Coronavirus (COVID-19) in forestry guidance, including ensuring that pre-visits checks are carried out.

Things to think about

  • Before the site visit
  • On site
  • After the visit
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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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