Safety Awareness in Mechanised Forestry

RSFS Training Days
11.06.2024 9:00 am
Durris Kirkton Village Hall
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Mechanised forest operations carry significant risk and many of the fatal and serious accidents within our industry are caused by workers entering risk zones of machinery or chainsaw operations. This course is designed to highlight the most common risks associated with mechanised forestry and describe controls that all workers should observe to keep themselves safe. This course is suitable for anybody who may encounter live work sites whilst out in the forest including roles within Delivery, Planning, Environment, Wildlife and Recreation/Visitor Services. The event includes an afternoon visit to a live harvesting site and the end time will be dependent upon how that site visit goes.


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By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify and Describe the hazards and risks of harvesting and ground prep sites
  • Reduce risks and stay safe around forestry machine operations
  • Explain and understand current safety procedures.


Bring Your Own Lunch and other refreshments

PPE or special equipment

We will visit a live operational site in the afternoon, so please bring full PPE for harvesting sites, suitable outdoor clothing, and appropriate footwear for all weather.

  • High vis vest/jacket
  • Hard hat 
  • Safety shoes 

In addition, please dress appropriately for all weathers. Waterproofs and layers are advisable.  

Please ensure that any equipment you take to the training event has been inspected/serviced and free from faults/damage prior to the event. 

Meeting point

Participants to meet at the Durris Kirkton Hall

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Booking information

Event price
£ 150.00
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Location information

Durris Kirkton Village Hall

Kirkton of Durris
AB31 6BP Banchory
United Kingdom
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