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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 –http://www.orosha.org/pdf/hazards/2993-29.pdf

HFM, Safety Red Alert –http://nzfoa-iris.com/SafetyAlerts/ShowSafetyPDF.aspx?id=119

Oregon http://www.oregonproducts.com/harvester/service/chain_shot.htm

BIL – http://www.oregonproducts.com/pdf/harvester/MechanicalHarvesting_2005.pdf

Waratah – ‘Chain Shot Awareness and Management’ https://ap.waratah.net/contact-us.html

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