In the last three weeks, there have been a run of serious leg and back injuries to breaker-outs when stems, stumps or ropes have fallen on them.
For contractors and crews, these injuries highlight the importance of good planning and communication. At the tailgate meeting make sure everyone knows the plan and what’s changed.
For forest owners and managers, these injuries highlight the need to ensure production pressures and adverse conditions aren’t compromising safety.
They’re also a reminder that you need a well-practised emergency plan if someone gets hurt.
Print out this Safety Alert then post it around your workplace or sites and discuss it at safety and production meetings.
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