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.


Using a tree jack

FISA Technical Note

Advice from the Chainsaw Working Group aimed at Operators is summarised in this document. These are general guidelines and set out advice at the date of issue; they may not be relevant to your situation or site and it is necessary to use common sense when applying them. A full glossary of terms used is found at the end of the document.Jacking is a method of causing the controlled fall of a tree against its natural lean or weighting.

A jack can provide a greater controlled mechanical advantage than wedges or a breaking bar. However, these advantages come with additional hazards if the equipment is used without good assessment and planning or in inappropriate situations.

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