Engaging Arboricultural Contractors Safety and Health Awareness Day – Stonleigh, 18 March 2014

Engaging Arboricultural Contractors Safety and Health Awareness Day

Arboriculture is high-risk work where despite the comparatively small number of people employed in the industry, the fatal and non-fatal injury rates are far too high. It is for this reason that HSE, in partnership with key industry stakeholders, has developed a workshop for those involved in the procurement, management and monitoring of contractors of arboricultural services.

The programme (one full day), will comprise presentations and practical demonstrations covering a broad range of topics, including Health and Safety Regulations, training and certification and safe use of chainsaws during tree work.

The workshop offers an excellent opportunity to get practical advice from expert, industry based instructors; and will provide you with the key questions to ask to determine whether your contractors comply with current legal requirements.

To book a place or obtain further information please email Treework.SHADS@hse.gsi.gov.uk

Free arboriculture safety and health awareness days

Since October 2003 HSE, in conjunction with the Arboricultural Association, has run a series of safety and health awareness days (SHADs) for organisations who appoint and engage arboricultural contractors

These awareness days highlight the crucial role that clients have in driving up health and safety standards in arboriculture. They provide an update on new legislation, guidance and technical issues and advice to help ensure clients employ competent contractors. They are aimed at a wide variety of organisations.

For further information or to book a place(s) on an event (indicating which session you wish to attend) please contact us via email: treework.shads@hse.gsi.gov.uk

Free Forestry Safety and Health Awareness Day

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.

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.

For further information or to book a place or places at this event, (indicating whether you wish to attend the morning or afternoon session) please e-mail treework.shads@hse.gsi.gov.uk by Friday 7th March 2014. Applications will be confirmed upon receipt.

Article source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/treework/events.htm