What Operations are we doing today?

Please identify your operations planned for today, Operations assessed on risk defined below:

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PLEASE REVIEW THE WORK PLAN AND MARK UP THE AREAS TO BE WORKED AND WHO WILL UNDERTAKE THE WORKS:

Example: Mark / Felling to machine, Andrew processing felled trees, Richard Forwarding

ONCE COMPLETE TAKE A PHOTO BELOW:

Please add picture of Work Plan:

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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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Who is undertaking chainsaw operations:

Please note name:

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:
Who is undertaking operations:

Please note name:

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 with operators and agreed:

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Harvester Operations:

PLEASE ENSURE TO PLAN YOUR OPERATIONS TO MAINTAIN YOUR RISK ZONES

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Who is undertaking operations:

Please note name:

Please select the operations to be undertaken:

CONSIDERATIONS:

Communications to follow agreed procedure

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 with operators and agreed:

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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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Who is undertaking operations:

Please note name:

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 with operators and agreed:

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Digging Operations:
Who is undertaking operations:

Please note name:

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:

Please note name:

Activity:

Risks:

Controls:

Chainsaw Assisting Harvester:

Do you need to use a chainsaw to undertake felling?

Who is undertaking chainsaw operations:

Please note name:

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 with operators and agreed:

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Winch assisted Felling:

Can chainsaw works be avoided?

Who is undertaking operations:

Please note name:

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:

What Constraints are effecting your works?

Site Constraints to Consider:

Conservation:

Badgers

Birds

EPS (Dormouse/Newts/Bats/Otters)

Other (Foxes/Voles/Fish/Rabbits/etc)

Conservation Areas

Fissures / Rocky Outcrops

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Heritage

Scheduled Monuments

Unscheduled Features

Stone Walls

Old Buildings

Tramways / Old Access routes

Mineshafts

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Access:

Access Routes

Shared Access (Third Party Access)

Forest Roads

Forest Rides/Tracks

Public Access – Incursion Level

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Environmental:

Fuels & Oil Storage

Deadwood

Broadleaf & Veteran Trees

Watercourses (Streams/Drains)

Ponds/Lake/Reservoir

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Site Constraints:

Power Lines

Water pipelines

Gas Pipelines

BT Line

Minor Roads

Major Roads

Control measures to be in place:

Fell away from feature

Winch away from feature

No machines within proximity of feature

Keep away from watercourses

what distance in metres?

stack produce away from feature

what distance in metres?

monitor during works

Who will monitor?

Requirement too fell over watercourse

Confirm that all other options have been exhausted and due to safety this is required (FWM informed via WhatsApp)

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Additional Controls:

Is the site ready for works?

Site Conditions:

Rocky Outcrop

Steep ground

Wet area

Understorey

Bramble / Bracken

Rocky ground

Windblow

Deadwood

Burnt Trees

PLEASE GAIN PERMISSION OFF FWM PRIOR TO COMMENCING WORKS

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Other Considerations:

Weather Conditions:

Sunny

Cloudy

Fog

Consider visibility when felling

Sunny-Cloudy

Light Rain

Heavy Rain

Sleet

Consider slips / Trips / Falls

Snow

Consider slips / Trips / Falls

Ice / Frost

Consider slips / Trips / Falls

Heavy Snow

CONSIDER RISK OF HYPOTHERMIA

High Winds

Site Management:
Select controls to manage public:

PLEASE COMPLETE A 'STOP & GO - WORK METHOD' PRIOR TO COMMENCING WORKS - Available in Welfare Unit

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Completed 'Stop & Go - Work Method'

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PLEASE COMPLETE A 'TRAFFIC LIGHTS - WORK METHOD' PRIOR TO COMMENCING WORKS - Available in Welfare Unit

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Completed 'Traffic Lights - Work Method':

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PLEASE COMPLETE A 'BANKSMEN - WORK METHOD' PRIOR TO COMMENCING WORKS - Available in Welfare Unit

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Completed 'Banksmen - Work Method'

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PLEASE INFORM NEIGHBOUR PRIOR TO WORKS COMMENCE

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

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Warning Signage in place on access routes

PLEASE ENSURE IN PLACE PRIOR TO COMMENCING

Prohibition Signage in place on access routes

PLEASE ENSURE IN PLACE PRIOR TO COMMENCING

Timber Stack Signage in place on ALL approaches

PLEASE ENSURE IN PLACE PRIOR TO COMMENCING

Pollution control in place?

Please identify operators responsible to monitor watercourses:

Are controls working effectively?

PLEASE ENSURE CONTROLS ARE ADDRESSED PRIOR TO OPERATIONS COMMENCING

Approval of Toolbox Talk:

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

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.