Safety alerts

These alerts are a way to learn from the experiences of others working in forestry. They are based on real incidents, including what happened, why it happened and the lessons to be learned.

Alerts and guidance

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Canadian Advice on Mechanical Harvesting – March 2018 (PDF 86KB)

Breakers-Out injuries – Sept 2017 (PDF 252KB)

Chain Shot: Model Safe Work Procedure – Hancock Forest Management, Dec 2015 (PDF 466KB)

Chain Shot Awareness and Management – Waratah (PDF 562KB)

WorkSafe alerts and guidance

See alerts and guidance from WorkSafe

Forestry death bulletin – May 2018 (PDF 1.3MB)

Forestry machinery losing stability on slopes – April 2018

Log intrusion into machinery – April 2018

Tree felling near powerlines in forestry operations – April 2018

Industry alerts and guidance

See alerts and guidance prepared by forestry companies

View safety alerts from forestry companies on the IRIS website.

Chain Shot: Model Safe Work Procedure – Hancock Forest Management, Dec 2015 (PDF 466KB)

Chain Shot Awareness and Management – Waratah (PDF 562KB)

‘Learning Review’ alerts

FISC is developing alerts using the  ‘learning review’ approach to incident investigations. This approach aims to uncover not just what happened in an incident, but how it happened– all the things that led to it occurring. Understanding why an incident occurred is important in preventing similar incidents in future.

Read more in our Guide to Doing a Learning Review (PDF 636KB)

Alert – Machine Rollover 2017 (PDF 376KB)

Watch an animation of the events leading up to this incident on YouTube

Alert – Thinning to Waste 2015 (PDF 237KB)

Breaker-out hit by chain – Mar 2018 (PDF 223KB)

Confusing and unfamiliar machinery set up – March 2017 (PDF 662KB)

Watch an animation of the events leading up to this incident

Full Learning Review reports

Machine Rollover 2017 – Full report (PDF 576KB)

Thinning to Waste 2015 – Full report (PDF 709KB)

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