Excavator restock mounding - Three near misses
Scottish Woodlands Health & Safety Toolbox Talk
After three separate incidents, on excavator restock ground preparation worksites, over the last 5 years, where the unguarded window on the right side of the excavator cab, next to the boom, has been smashed, either by
- long timber lengths falling onto the machine as harvesting residues were being moved,
- or timber lengths pivoting up out the brash matt while the excavator was shifting the brash.
Scottish Woodlands have prepared a Safety Bulletin looking into the Principal Cause and Prevention.