Safety Library

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.

Rural Crime – Report, Report, Report

Rural crime contacts for UK & Ireland

As an industry, we have all heard accounts of theft and vandalism – these range from opportunist thefts to large scale organised crime.

It is vitally important that all rural related crimes are reported to the police, no matter how insignificant.

Sit Astride / ATV Use

Following recent query calls on ATV/ Sit Astride, a summary of the key points are detailed below.  The topic will be picked up by a subgroup within the FISA Plant & Equipment WG.

FISA 807

Working Near Railways

Undertaking tree work next to railways can pose additional challenges to forestry and arboriculture operations and present a risk to the safe operation of the railway.

December 2022 - FISA Electricity and Utilities Working Group have prepared a brand new FISA Safety Guide 807, which covers the requirements for those that are involved in planning and undertaking work on trees in forests, woodland and other locations next to the railway infrastructure. The guide strongly emphasises the need for consultation with the rail operator.

This guide will be reviewed within 18 months and feedback is welcomed.

Underground services

Underground services are encountered more frequently in forest operations due to urban forest activity and renewable developments in the rural setting.