What Operations are we doing now?

Please note why activity has changed:

Please note reason:

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Please select operations being undertaken:
Chainsaw Operations:

Do you need to use a chainsaw?

PLEASE ENSURE TO PLAN YOUR OPERATIONS TO MAINTAIN YOUR RISK ZONES:

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Please select chainsaw operation to be undertaken:

Winch available on site to deal with hung trees?

NO WORKS TO OCCUR UNTIL IN PLACE

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Felling Aids available with operator (Wedge/Bar/Sledge?

NO WORKS TO OCCUR UNTIL IN PLACE

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Winch Operations:
Please select operation to be undertaken:

Harvester / Forwarder working with winch?

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PRIOR TO OPENING THE DOOR AND LEAVING THE SAFETY CAB THE CALL IS GIVEN (PRE-FIXED BY NAME) ‘………. LEAVING CAB’.

BOTH THE PROCESSOR AND FORWARDER OPERATOR RETURN ‘……. STOPPED AND SAFE’, ONLY AFTER THEIR OPERATION HAS CEASED.

ONLY THEN DOES THE SKYLINE & HIGHLEAD OPERATOR EXIT THE SAFETY CAB AND DE-CHOKER.

AFTER RETURNING TO THE SAFETY CAB AND CLOSING THE DOOR THE OPERATOR CALLS ‘………. RETURNED TO CAB’.

OPERATIONS MAY THEN RECOMMENCE.

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Above reviewed:

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Harvester Operations:

PLEASE ENSURE TO PLAN YOUR OPERATIONS TO MAINTAIN YOUR RISK ZONES

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Please select the operations to be undertaken:

Please ensure head Cone is not directed towards Skyline

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PRIOR TO OPENING THE DOOR AND EXITING THE SAFETY CAB THE CALL IS GIVEN (PRE-FIXED BY NAME) ‘………. LEAVING CAB’.

BOTH OTHER OPERATORS RETURN ‘……. STOPPED AND SAFE’, ONLY AFTER THEIR OPERATION HAS CEASED.

AFTER RETURNING TO THE SAFETY CAB AND CLOSING THE DOOR THE OPERATOR CALLS ‘………. RETURNED TO CAB’.

OPERATIONS MAY THEN RECOMMENCE.

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Above reviewed:

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Forwarding Operations:

PLEASE ENSURE TO PLAN YOUR OPERATIONS TO MAINTAIN YOUR RISK ZONES, ONLY AGREED METHODS NOTED IN OUTLINE RISK ASSESSMENT MAY BE USED, UNLESS OTHERWISE AGREED WITH FWM & CONTRACTOR

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Please select operations being undertaken:

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PRIOR TO ENTERING THE RISK ZONE OF EITHER THE SKYLINE & HIGHLEAD OR PROCESSOR THE CALL IS GIVEN (PRE-FIXED BY NAME) ‘……. ENTERING ZONE’.

BOTH SKYLINE & HIGHLEAD AND PROCESSOR OPERATOR RETURN ‘……. OK’.

WHEN LOADED, AND PRIOR TO MOVING, THE FORWARDER OPERATOR CALLS ‘……. LEAVING ZONE’.

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Above reviewed:

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Digging Operations:
Please select operations being undertaken:

Please describe activity:

Other Planned Activities:

Please add quick assessment of activity and the Risks / Controls to be put in place:

Activity: Cleaning out Stream

Risks: Slips, Trips, Falls & Getting Wet/Cold

Controls: Good footwear to be worn, where possible waterproof and wet gear / gloves to be worn by operators

Who is undertaking operations:

Activity:

Risks:

Controls:

Chainsaw Assisting Harvester:

Do you need to use a chainsaw to undertake felling?

Winch available on site to deal with hung up trees?

NO WORKS TO OCCUR UNTIL IN PLACE

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Felling Aids available with operator (Wedge/Bar/Sledge)?

NO WORKS TO OCCUR UNTIL IN PLACE

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WHENEVER IT IS NECESSARY FOR CHAINSAW OPERATIONS TO SUPPORT HARVESTER ACTIVITY (FELLING TREES TO TRACK/MACHINE) AND PERIODICALLY ENTER THE HARVESTER RISK ZONE TWO WAY RADIO CONTACT MUST BE MAINTAINED BY THE CHAINSAW OPERATOR (CO) AND HARVESTER OPERATOR (HO).

THE SIGNAL “OUTSIDE ZONE” MUST BE GIVEN BY THE CO WHEN THEY ARE CLEAR OF THE HARVESTER RISK ZONE, INDICATING THAT THE HARVESTER MAY CONTINUE OPERATIONS.

THE CALL MUST BE RETURNED BY THE HO “OUTSIDE ZONE”.

ONLY THEN MAY THE HO COMMENCE

WHEN THE HO HAS CEASED AND IS READY FOR THE CO TO SAFELY ADVANCE BACK INTO THE RISK ZONE THEY MUST FIRST SHUTDOWN THE HARVESTER THEN GIVE THE CALL “ENTER ZONE”, THE CO RETURNS WITH “ENTERING ZONE”.

THE RISK ZONE IS IDENTIFIED AS WHICHEVER THE GREATER, TWICE THE TREE LENGTH PLUS THE LENGTH OF BOOM OR AS DISPLAYED ON THE MACHINES BOOM.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE CO STAND WITHIN THE 200 METER OPERATING ARC OF THE HARVESTING HEAD (CHAINSHOT).

IF THE OPERATIONS CAN BE PLANNED TO AVOID A CHAINSAW OPERATOR HAVING TO WORK IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO A HARVESTER THIS SHALL BE THE PREFERRED METHOD.

ALL OPERATORS MUST CLEARLY UNDERSTAND THIS SYSTEM AND BE ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE ITS USE PRIOR TO THESE OPERATIONS COMMENCING

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Above reviewed:

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Winch assisted Felling:

Can chainsaw works be avoided?

Who is undertaking operations:

Winch available on site?

NO WORKS TO OCCUR UNTIL IN PLACE

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Felling Aids available with operator?

NO WORKS TO OCCUR UNTIL IN PLACE

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Select controls to manage public:

PLEASE COMPLETE A 'TRAFFIC CONTROL - STOP AND GO' WORK METHOD PRIOR TO COMMENCING WORKS

PLEASE COMPLETE A 'TRAFFIC CONTROL - LIGHTS WORK METHOD' PRIOR TO COMMENCING WORKS

PLEASE COMPLETE A 'BANKSMEN - WORK METHOD' PRIOR TO COMMENCING WORKS

PLEASE INFORM NEIGHBOUR PRIOR TO WORKS COMMENCE

ENSURE SIGNAGE IS IN PLACE PRIOR TO COMMENCING AND KEEP VIGILANT FOR ANYONE ENTERING YOUR RISK ZONE

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WHENEVER IT IS NECESSARY FOR WINCH OPERATIONS TO SUPPORT CHAINSAW ACTIVITY (FELLING & WINCHING EDGE/SPAR TREES) AND PERIODICALLY ENTER THE CHAINSAW OPERATORS RISK ZONE VISUAL CONTACT MUST BE MAINTAINED BY THE CHAINSAW OPERATOR (CO) AND WINCH OPERATOR (WO) MUST COMPLY WITH THE BELOW:

1. CHAINSAW OPERATIONS IS AN INDIVIDUAL OPERATION AND ADHERED TO AT ALL TIMES
2. WHEN SETTING UP THE WINCH THE WO MAY ASSIST THE CO
3. ONCE SETUP IS COMPLETE THE WO MUST LEAVE THE RISK ZONE AND CONFIRM TO WO HE/SHE IS SAFE WITH HAND SIGNAL OR RADIO
4. ONCE CO CONFIRMS WO IS SAFE THE TREE MAY BE FELLED
5. WHEN THE TREE IS SAFELY ON THE GROUND THE CO WILL SIGNAL VIA HAND OR RADIO TO WO HE CAN COME INTO ASSIST

THE RISK ZONE IS IDENTIFIED AS THE TWO TREE LENGTH DISTANCE

ALL OPERATORS MUST CLEARLY UNDERSTAND THIS SYSTEM AND BE ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE ITS USE PRIOR TO THESE OPERATIONS COMMENCING

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Above reviewed with operators and agreed:

Confirmation of Change to Activity:

I confirm i have reviewed the daily plans and am aware of the risks relating to the operations and controls measures agreed.

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PLEASE COMPLETE DAILY PUWER CHECK (CHAINSAW / MACHINE) PRIOR TO COMMENCING WORKS)

Operator Approval:
Operator Signature:
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.