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.
The refreshed 2019 FISA Guidance on Managing Health & Safety in Forestry (GMHSF), is now available to the UK forestry industry.
Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 15-21 May 2023 - 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.
FISA Technical Note 002
Chainsaw operations remain the highest risk activity within our industry.
The FISA Chainsaw Working Group has prepared guidance on the planning of chainsaw works, for those undertaking the works, Forest Works Managers and Landowners. This guidance has been in circulation as a working draft for comment; we now release as a final version.
Creel Maritime Safety Bulletin
A recent quayside event emphasised the importance of operational pre-planning when stacking timber in ports.
HSE has improved its guidance on managing health and safety and controlling risks for businesses.
FISA are receiving a number of enquiries regarding peat restoration projects and the highlighting of underground services. Some appear to be at the tendering stage.
5 April 2023 - Public Health Scotland have provided details of the first suspected case of Tick-Borne Encephalitis (TBE) in Scotland. Tick awareness - News - Public Health Scotland. You may also have seen this BBC News item.
Forestry and Land Scotland have previously shared this wide range of Tick related information with FISA and it is all still relevant.
Scottish Woodlands Health & Safety Toolbox Talk
FISA has received queries around wood dust when using a firewood processor.