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Agenda for the 18th AFAG meeting

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

The 16th meeting will be held on Thursday 6 May 2010 at Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6TN, 10.00hrs - 16.00hrs. Coffee from 09.30.

  1. Welcome / Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of 17th meeting, 1 December 2009 - (AFAG Action Note 17)
  3. Matters arising         
  4. AFAG Workplan 2010-11 & HSE's Strategy (AFAG/10/01)
  5. Review of AFAG Projects (AFAG/10/02) - Project Leaders
    To review and update Progress Report.[NB Project A2 and Training and Certification issues will be covered during afternoon session]
  6. Lunch
  7. Communications - Sector         
    • APF 2010 - 'Training & Safety' Arena 
    • Saltex 2010 - 'Skills and Learning Zone'
    • Forestry Summit - organisation of event
    • AFAG Guidance - recent/proposed leaflets
    • HSE Tree Work Website - update and feedback from the industry
    • SHADs                                               
  8. Training and Certification
    • Current issues with certification and CS Units - Steve Hewitt    
    • Progress on revision of  AFAG 805 - Simon Richmond
  9. Standards Work - Hans Fairley/James Brown/Sector
    Verbal update on current work and international meeting in Scotland 2010                                                          
  10. Date and venue of next meeting
  11. Any Other Business

Previous AFAG papers are available on the AIAC / AFAG webpage.

Alan Plom
AFAG Secretary

Updated 2011-08-19