Changes in Work Programme!
Silviculture (growing and tending) workers experience a high degree of change as the forestry work programme moves from site preparation, through to planting, releasing, pruning and thinning.
Each new job calls for skilled workers that are fully aware of the tasks requirements and hazards. While trees are generally smaller in silviculture, workers face hazards that can and have caused serious harm “there is no room for complacency!
As we move into the planting season, many workers will once again come across well known but unfamiliar hazards e.g. driving on wet grassy tracks. Management of these will call for planning, reminders and increased observation!
View this article in Safety Bulletin 91