Safety Guides

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

The aerial tree work AFAG guides can be found at

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


Categories: Legislation

Guide to PUWER regulations

This leaflet provides information about the legal requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) which came into force on 5 December 1998.

It gives a general indication of some of the main requirements of the Regulations. However, it is important that you refer to the Regulations and accompanying Approved Code of Practice1 to familiarise yourself fully with your duties.

A paper produced by HSE for FISA clarifies the application of PUWER regulations to tree winching operations.  It states that PUWER applies to winch systems if the load does not leave the ground or if the load is not lifted free from supporting structures.  Accordingly, FISA advises that PUWER also applies to jacks used with wedges to assist the fall of a tree against its lean or weighting.