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Agenda for the 21th AFAG meeting

Health and Safety Commission
Agriculture Industry Advisory Committee
Arboriculture and Forestry Advisory Group

The 21st meeting will be held on Thursday 1 November at Forestry Commission HQ, Silvan House, 231 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, EH12 7AT – 11.00 hrs - 16.00hrs. Coffee from 10.30.

Item Description Speaker Paper
1 Welcome / Apologies for absence    
2 Action Notes of 20th meeting (18 April 2012) – (AFAG Action Note 20)    
3 Matters arising    
4 Fee For Intervention A Turner  
5 FISG A Turner  

Review of AFAG Projects

To review and update Progress Report:

  • Development of European Chainsaw Certificates
  • Reduce accidents involving chainsaws
  • Improving Management of Work at Height
  • Safe work near OHPLs
  • Small scale self-propelled machinery in forestry
  • Felling Large trees
  • Managing Health and Safety on Sites
  • Lone Working

Project Leaders


J Brown/ T Davies
Emily Ramsay
A Laver
I Sutherland
D McLean
I Sutherland
I Sutherland


7 Lunch    


  • AFAG Leaflets
  • APF
  • Arb/Forestry SHADs


A Turner
A Turner/F Hirst
A Turner/F Hirst


Standards Work

  • Verbal update on current work

James Brown/Sector



Members Items


11 Any Other Business    

Date and venue of next meeting

Previous AFAG minutes and papers are available on the AIAC / AFAG webpage 



Updated 2013-03-28