Safety Alert: Near Miss During Timber Handling

Published: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 16:30

As part of PSS and Industry Chief Executive priorities for the sector, “Early Information Sharing” is aimed at proactively preventing incidents among members. These are good opportunities for PSS members to proactively review/modify safety control measures and is a leading indicator of a positive safety culture.

The following Safety Alert has been shared by one of our members to raise awareness of wider stakeholder engagement on container lashing injury, the full details attached.

A recent near miss incident on a quayside highlighted the need for
vigilance when handling timber in ports and logyards.

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Suggested Use

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Personnel: Please forward this alert on to colleagues in your port environment including management, supervisory, staff and the wider stakeholders including tenants/suppliers on the port estate.

Distribution: These can then be downloaded, printed and posted at various strategic locations such as workshops, notice boards, staff canteens, smoking areas etc to raise awareness about causes and preventive actions.

Discussions: This safety alert can be further utilised to facilitate safety discussions and stimulate employee safety leadership through toolbox talks, leadership 'Walk the talks' and hazard hunts, just to name a few.

More information can be found below

Special thanks to our member JST services for sharing this alert which originated from Forest Industry Safety Accord (FISA) with the rest of the industry.


FISA Safety Bulletin Timber Handling Risk Zones July 2020 PDF (1.05 MB) Download (1.05 MB)