April 2021

Industry Consultations

There are a number of Consultations open at present.

Timber Transport Forum

The Timber Transport Forum are looking for feedback from hauliers about their fleet, operations and future major challenges. The survey can be accessed here: http://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CREEL15321

The results will be beneficial across safety and operational planning sectors.

FISA 806

When FISA released the new 806 Welfare Guide, it was for an 18 month period with a review planned to see how the guide had supported the industry in meeting its obligations under the Workplace (Health Safety and Welfare) Regs. At the end of June the 18 month period will be coming to an end and the guide will be reviewed. The FISA Worksite Management Working Group are gearing up to undertake the review and want to hear from you. It is as important to hear about what has worked well and your suggestions for anything that needs further clarification. Please send your feedback to info@ukfisa.com

FISA Chainsaw Competency System

Following early feedback received from the Industry in relation to the initial ‘Outline Chainsaw Competency System’ & ‘Audit Elements’ the FISA Chainsaw Working Group (CWG) has undertaken a decision to remove the integral Audit Elements (Outline Audit and Auditors Standard) for revision and further development.

However, The CWG has revised the ‘Outline Chainsaw Competency System’ (now V5) and this remains a live document. Further changes and updates on progress will be shared with industry as the system develops. Your feedback will assist with this development. The CWG will share feedback responses via the FISA member updates in a series of Q&As.

The documents mentioned in the article and listed below can be downloaded here.

Please send your feedback to: technical@ukfisa.com and feedback will be reviewed by the Chainsaw WG.