Chain-shot! Need more help?
No need to re-invent the wheel
The risks associated with chain-shot have motivated and galvanised action from machinery and equipment suppliers alike and rightly so.
Indeed, it has been great to see the response from these stakeholders in terms of both printed advice, and field research; also, the engineering solutions they have provided. Reviewing such research and advice will undoubtedly be of great assistance to those needing more help to manage this risk.
In addition, there have been a number of very good safety bulletins and Power Point presentations produced. Use these to the full and do not be afraid to check into what your peers are doing. some of their solutions are easy to apply, inexpensive and innovative!
Reference material and guidance - click on the links
Oregon OSHA, Hazard Alert
HFM, Safety Red Alert
Waratah - Chain Shot Awareness and Management
Chain Shot Safety Elective completed by 31st December 2015
The Central Safety Committee (CSC) has requested that each PF Olsen manager i.e. caring for operations having mechanised harvesters, check and confirm that the owning contractor has reviewed the reference material (links above). Additionally, that they have completed a suitable chain-shot management plan and importantly a chain-maintenance schedule. This management project is to be completed by the 31st December 2015.
View this article in Health & Safety Bulletin 96