May 2021

FISA Tree Shears and Grapple Saws

A subgroup of the FISA Plant and Equipment Group are currently working on a new guide for the use of tree shears and grapple saws.

■ Through the work of the group some issues have been highlighted that need to be communicated ahead of the full guide. A Safety Alert has been produced so owners and operators of these pieces of equipment can ensure they are compliant with certain requirements.

Primarily the two main issues are the potential for Chainshot from a Grapple Saw and the application of LOLER regulations. The Alert gives more information and can be found here https://ukfisa.com/Safety/Safety-Alerts/tree- shearsgrapple-saws

May 2021