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.
Version 2.1 released 14.12.21
This FISA document sets out guidance on how to work safely. It gives practical considerations of how this can be applied in forestry operations.
FISA are presenting a great new online resource for the sector – aimed at new entrants who have HGV experience – but maybe who have not previously driven in Forest conditions.
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.
Details some of the control measures you will need to put in place.
Update - October 2021 - revisions made for safe distancing changes.
The refreshed 2019 FISA Guidance on Managing Health & Safety in Forestry (GMHSF), is now available to the UK forestry industry.
Tree Shear and Grapple Saw
This document provides guidance on the safe working practices to be followed when operating tree shear and grapple saw equipment.
With lung cancer awareness this month of November, HSE has shared their LEV resources.