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Agenda for the 17th AFAG meeting

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

The 17th meeting will be held on Tuesday 1 December 2009 at Forestry Commission's HQ, Silvan House, 231 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, EH12 7AT, between 09.30 - 16.00. Tea/coffee will be available from 09.00.

Item Description Speaker Paper
1 Welcome / Apologies for absence    
2 Urgent business

[eg Reports from recent industry groups and current issues not covered on agenda]

  • Loss of AFAG Technical Secretary
  • Forestry Summit
3 Minutes of 16th meeting (21 May 2009) - Draft minutes for approval   AFAG/09/M16

Matters arising

  AFAG Action Note 16
5 Review of AFAG Projects

To review progress and update AFAG/09/05: 'Progress Report on AFAG Projects'.

[NB project A2 and Training and Certification issues will be covered during afternoon session]

Project Leaders  
6 Proposals for new AFAG Project Groups
To consider paper AFAG/09/06:
  • The Use of Alpine Tractors in Forestry
  • Cable Crane Winching Signals
  • Felling of Large Trees
AFAG Members / Sector  
7 Lunch    
8 Standards work
  • Verbal Update
  • SC15 and SC17 - UK to host international meeting in September 2010
Sector / AP  
9 Communications
  • HSE Tree Work Website - update and feedback from the industry
  • APF 2010
  • AFAG Guidance
10 Update on Training and Certification
  • Simon Richmond (AA)
  • Ros Burnley (Lantra SSC)
  • Steve Hewitt (C&G/NPTC)
  • Wayne Grills (Lantra Awards)
11 Any Other Business    
12 Date and venue of next meeting    

Meeting to end by 16.00hrs.

The amended Terms of Reference and Workplan for 2009-10 & Beyond, as agreed at the last meeting and previous AFAG minutes and papers are available on the AIAC / AFAG webpage.

Alan Plom
AFAG Secretary

Updated 2011-08-19