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Arboriculture and Forestry Advisory Group project group - Agenda

9th Meeting, Wednesday 9 November 2005

Held at Forestry Commission HQ, 231 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 7AT
Commencing at 10.30 am

Item Description Speaker Paper
1 Welcome / Apologies for absence    
2 Urgent business    
3

Minutes of 8th meeting

 

AFAG/05/M8

4 Matters arising   Action Notes 8
5

AFAG Terms of Reference and Workplan 2005-08

  • Update on Fit3
  • Accident stats
  • HSE’s current projects
  • Sector Stakeholder Engagement Plan
Roger Nourish & Sector staff AFAG/05/01
6

Review of Research

  1. Whole Body Vibration
  2. Noise
  3. Pesticides
  4. Rope access and work positioning in Arboriculture
  5. Karabiner Safety in Arboriculture
  6. Rigging and Dismantling
  7. Working from MEWPs
  8. Barometer of Cultural Change

 

  1. Jim Dewar
  2. Paul Brereton (HSE) / Jason Liggins
  3. Sandy Ritchie (HSE) /
    Carol Keddie (HSE)
  4. Simon Richmond
  5. Simon Richmond
  6. Alan Plom
  7. Alan Plom
  8. Jason Liggins

AFAG/05/02

presentation

7 Steep Ground Working Group Neil Mackay / Jason Liggins
AFAG 05/07
8 Review of Forestry & Arb-related Standards work Jim Dewar
AFAG 05/03
9 Update from Arboriculture Liaison Group Simon Richmond  
10

Training & Certification Issues

  1. Review of Certificates of Competence
  2. Mapping European Standards of Training and Competence
  3. Migrant Workers
  4. Refresher training/re-assessment for Certificates of Competence

 

  1. Simon Richmond / Keith Leech / Jim Dewar
  2. "
  3. Jim Brown
  4. Bruce Hatton

 

iii. AFAG O5/04
11 PPE - Chain saw gloves (Working Group) Jim Brown AFAG 05/05
12

Review of AFAG publications

  • Current position/HSE policy re AFAG leaflets
  • HSE AIS 30 – Revision re WAH Regs/LOLER
Garry Miller  
13

Any other business

  1. VAT on PPE
  2. ATV Future Safety helmet

 

  1. Jim Brown
  2. Jason Liggins
AFAG 05/06
14 Date of next meeting    
Updated 2016-07-27