Agriculture and Forestry

  • 2018

    Using Petrol-Driven Chainsaws - IFSG 301

    This leaflet covers the safe working practices to be followed when using a petrol-driven chainsaw. For guidance on specific operations involving chainsaws, see HSA leaflets 302, 303, 304, 306 & 307.

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  • 2018

    Chainsaw Felling of Large Trees - IFSG 307

    This leaflet covers the felling and crown breakdown of large trees in plantations or of single large trees.

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  • 2018

    Selecting and Monitoring Contractors - IFSG FC1

    This guidance sets out key duties and tasks in regard to the selection and monitoring of the health and safety performance of contractors engaged on the forestry worksite.

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  • 2018

    Mechanical Harvesting - IFSG 603

    This leaflet covers the use of a purpose-built harvester or an excavator conversion for felling and processing trees in forestry and other tree work.

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  • 2018

    Extraction by Forwarder - IFSG 503

    This leaflet covers the use of a tractor and trailer unit fitted with a grapple loader or a purpose-built forwarder for extraction of timber in forestry and other tree work.

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  • 2018

    Electricity at Work - IFSG 804

    This leaflet covers the safe working practices to be followed by those working on forest operations near Overhead Electricity Lines (OELs) and underground electricity cables, who are not working for the Network Owner/Operator.

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  • 2018

    Chainsaw Snedding - IFSG 303

    This leaflet covers the safe working practices to be used when removing the branches of conifers and small hardwoods. For guidance on personal protective equipment (PPE), the machine, preparing to work, maintenance, fuelling and starting procedures see IFSG leaflet 301 Using petrol-driven chainsaws.

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  • 2018

    Cross Cutting and Manual Stacking - IFSG 304

    This leaflet covers the safe working practices to be used when cross-cutting and stacking timber. For guidance on personal protective equipment (PPE), the machine, preparing to work, maintenance, fuelling and starting procedures see IFSG leaflet 301 Using petrol-driven chainsaws.

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  • 2018

    Chainsaw Clearance of Windblow - IFSG 306

    This leaflet applies to the manual harvesting of areas where the majority of adjacent trees have been windblown or broken and also to sporadic windblow, within or outside standing crops. Mechanised systems should be considered as a safer alternative.

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  • 2018

    Felling and Manual Takedown - IFSG 302

    This leaflet covers basic felling and manual takedown in plantations, or of single trees in open spaces where there is a minimum of two tree lengths clear space in all directions, and pulling aids are not required.

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