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 Safety Bulletin
Update – the FLS design team have created a “Big Trucks – Don’t Block Entrance” sign to help combat the issue of menace parking. This was as a result of the FISA Forest Haulage WG raising parking in forest access/egress points as an increasingly common issue that creates a menace to timber haulage operations. The sign is freely available to download below for the industry to utilise as required.
As we move out of lock down and into summer, this year will see staycations and a related increase in public interaction with forests. This is great but creates issues when interfacing with operations.
Version 1.9 - 01.05.2021
This FISA document sets out guidance on how to work safely. It gives practical considerations of how this can be applied in forestry operations.
Details some of the control measures you will need to put in place
The refreshed 2019 FISA Guidance on Managing Health & Safety in Forestry (GMHSF), is now available to the UK forestry industry.
June 2021 - The Hub of Hope
May 2021 - Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 10 – 16 May 2021, this is an annual event when there is an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health.
We've put together some helpful contacts covering the different regions, all will speak to you in confidence and help you to get the right help.
FLS have shared this internal document on Timber Stack Management; the document offers an example of their internal safety system for managing timber stacks.
June 2021 Update - Strapping Stickers
5th edition now published and revised Strapping Round Timber poster.
FISA received a recent query relating to lone working and as this is a chainsaw query, input from the Chainsaw WG was sought.
If you can spare 10 minutes, please take part in The Health & Wellbeing Survey - it’s the most comprehensive survey of its kind the industry has seen.