Free Forestry Safety and Health Awareness Day – Get Involved!!


Free Forestry Safety and Health Awareness Day

Friday 18 March 2016 – Central Scotland, Battleby, Perthshire

Tuesday 22 March 2016 – Northern England, Kielder Castle, Northumberland




HSE has again teamed up with the Forestry Commission’s Learning and Development team to host the events, which are dedicated to raising awareness of important health and safety issues specific to the forestry industry. Attendance on the day is free.

The events are supported by the Forest Industry Safety Accord (FISA) and HSE gratefully acknowledges sponsorship from Egger Forestry, Euroforest, Scottish Woodlands and Tilhill Forestry.

Developed in partnership with the industry, all those involved in forest operations should benefit from the half-day event, from forestry work managers to site supervisors, to those actually carrying out the work.

Trainers who have years of experience working in forestry will cover issues relating to the use of forestry machinery and forestry chainsaw work, directional felling including the use of hydraulic wedges and bottle jacks, hand-arm and whole body vibration, and public access issues.

At the events, scenarios are acted out based on situations that have led to serious accidents in the past. Risks are examined and common sense solutions are identified that can be applied on site.

Each event is developed to reflect the type of forestry work taking place in that geographical area.

Attendance at the event is by booking only. For further information or to book places please contact Jack MacGregor at HSE by emailing or telephoning 01463 723273 (indicating whether you wish to attend the morning or afternoon session). Applications will be confirmed upon receipt.

Please feel free to forward this bulletin to other forestry businesses that you think would be interested in attending.

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