Free Arboriculture Contractors SHAD – Warwickshire, 17 March 2015

Arboriculture Contractors SHAD

There are still places on this Safety and Health Awareness Day aimed at arboricultural contractors. The event, which is being run by the Arboricultural Association on behalf of the HSE, is a chance for contractors to get a ‘one stop shop’ view of good practice, covering legislation, training, safety guidance, risk assessment, PPE and equipment inspection, plus a practical demonstration session with climbing, site management, supervision, tree rescue and equipment use all under the spotlight.

The event is free and is being held on 17 March 2015 at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ. Places must be pre-booked and can be made through the Arboricultural Association.

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 events.

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.

The days are aimed chiefly at those directly involved in forestry operations, from forestry work managers to site supervisors, to those actually carrying out the work.

Two identical half-day sessions will be run on each day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

  • 10th of March 2015 – SRUC Barony Campus, Parkgate, Dumfries Galloway
  • 24th of March 2015 – New Forest, Deorfrith Lodge, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

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 6 March 2015. Attendance is limited to 50 per session and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Confirmation of attendance will be confirmed upon receipt of your interest.

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