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.
The refreshed 2019 FISA Guidance on Managing Health & Safety in Forestry (GMHSF), is now available to the UK forestry industry.
What are non-technical skills and why do we in forestry safety need to look toward these skills within chainsaw work?
At the recent Driver CPC/FWM haulage session in Inverness, a range of key safety points were raised in the discussion – all points that could help improve haulage safety on your sites:
Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 9-15 May 2022 - 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.
Highlighting the risks of occupational asthma - HSE.
From 1 February 2021 Construction and Use Regulations will not allow tyres aged over 10 years old to be used on the front steered axles of HGVs, buses, coaches or all single wheels fitted to a minibus (9 to 16 passenger seats). So, if used it will mean a dangerous fail at annual test and a prohibition.
FISA Safety Bulletin
This FISA bulletin gives a list of what a chainsaw operator needs for your personal first aid kit.
Updated April 2022
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.