The Safety Library holds a wide range of items. These can be filtered using the categories listing on the right-hand-side or bottom of the page.
FISA Technical Note
This Technical Note will only focus on the requirements in relation to inspection of equipment and machines. But it is the responsibility of the employer to familiarise themselves with the other elements of Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) / Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998) (LOLER).
It has been written to highlight the requirements for inspection of machines and work equipment used within forestry. We hope to increase the knowledge of the reader and provide examples of recording inspections. This will not be an exhaustive list but enable you to gain an understanding of the requirements and provide reference for further reading.
5th September 2022 - supporting checklists are being finalised and will be added at a later date as supporting appendices.
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.
Due to an increase in welfare queries to FISA here is a welfare guidance roundup.
FISA Technical Note
Chainshot has been the cause of several fatal accidents around the world and a near fatal accident in the UK 2019.
This FISA Technical Note will explain what Chainshot is and the control measures ALL persons can put in place to reduce risk.
The Chainsaw Working Group have prepared a draft FISA guidance note for FWMs on Planning Chainsaw Operations.
V1.2 17082022 is now available as a working draft offering guidance on planning chainsaw operations and for member comment and feedback until 4th October 2022
HSE advice and practical guidance on working safely in hot conditions.
Advice on heatstroke and heat exhaustion; and tips to help keep hydrated.
Having been delayed by CV19, Benslie Training have now provided dates for the first round of CPC eligible training in +F format for HGV holders.
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.