- FREE HALF DAY FORESTRY HEALTH AND SAFETY WORKSHOP
- 24.03.2010 - 24.03.2010
- Bin Forest, Huntly, Aberdeenshire - Huntly
- Health and Safety
Due to demand from the industry, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is holding a series of Safety and Health Awareness Day (SHAD) for the forestry industry.
The three events are listed below and FCA would ask you all to make an extra effort to attend one of these excellent events.
Haldon Forest, nr Exeter, Devon – 9 MARCH, 2010
Crychan Forest, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire - 11 MARCH, 2010
Bin Forest, Huntly, Aberdeenshire – 24 MARCH 2010
Two identical sessions will be held so you can choose to attend either the 8.30am or the 12.15pm workshop.
Forestry SHADs have been developed in partnership with the industry and are being delivered by trainers who have years of experience working in forestry. This event is being run by HSE in Partnership with the Forestry Commission’s Learning and Development Service. The workshops have been very popular and those attending previous events have found them to be beneficial and enjoyable.
Following suggestions from those attending previous Forestry SHADs, they are now targeted at all of those involved in forestry operations, including forestry work managers, site safety co-ordinators, contractors and operators.
Each event reflects the type of forestry work taking place in the area and working scenarios are acted out that are based on situations that have led to serious and even fatal accidents. These will include use of chainsaws, and forest forwarders. The experienced industry-trainers will also deal with other significant hazards, including hand arm and whole body vibration, noise, public access, and working with contractors.
We will discuss the risks and then work through common sense solutions that can be applied on your own sites.
HSE Inspectors will also be present to discuss any issues that arise and to offer general health and safety advice in a relaxed and informal setting. Feedback on this approach from attendees at previous events has been extremely positive.
Delegates will be transported into the forest for these demonstrations, so please ensure you wear appropriate clothing for an outdoor work site. Refreshments and a lunch will be provided free of charge.
Attendance is strictly limited to 50 people per session and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Managers should consider bringing their contractors along to the event, as this will be of mutual benefit in raising awareness and improving management of health and safety in forestry operations.
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