Forestry Commission publishes public safety guidelines

The Forestry Commission has published a Practice Note providing guidance to help landowners, forest managers and forestry practitioners manage public safety on harvesting sites.

The note sets out the different roles and responsibilities for managing public safety to ensure that activities on and around harvesting worksites are co-ordinated and the right tasks are carried out by the right people.

The Foretsry Commission said: "Everyone involved in forestry work has health and safety duties and responsibilities.

"Forest operations are high-risk activities, and the management issues involved in harvesting and hauling timber while maintaining public access to forests and woodlands can be complex.2

The guidance can be downloaded for free from the Forestry Commission website. http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/HCOU-4VXJ5B


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