Safety Guides

FISA Safety Guides are listed below and are all downloadable for printing direct. They are numbered in the same format as the previous AFAG Safety Guides.

Aerial tree work guides from Arboriautural Association can be found here

A couple of AFAG guides can be found at

Bulk purchase of some of the FISA guides is available - please email for more detail.


AFAG Initial Notifications of Arboriculture & Forestry Fatalities

The HSE are sharing these notifications on a trial basis over the next 6 months. Because the incidents are under investigation exact details will not be available and will not be provided with these notifications (either because the facts haven’t’ been established or release may prejudice enquiries).

March 2022 - Fatal notification - Struck by a tree during felling

Finding discarded needles

More and more of us are finding evidence of drug use around our car parks, residential streets, public areas, leafy parks, and site access gate ways on a daily basis.

There are specialist cleaning services deployed by local councils that deal with discarded needles and drug paraphernalia on a regular basis, so here’s what to do if you come across any used needles or drug paraphernalia.

Skin cancer

Skin cancer is the fifth biggest killer in the UK and outdoor workers are more than twice as likely to develop non-melanoma skin cancer compared to those who work indoors.