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Arboriculture and Forestry Advisory Group (AFAG)

Latest version of the Terms of reference and summary of work programme 2009-10 & beyond

Recent Meeting Papers

11 June 2020

Minutes 11-06-20

05 December 2019

Agenda 05-12-19

Paper 35/01 - Identification and analysis of RIDDOR notifications for occupational diseases in forestry
Injuries in forestry and arboriculture 2013-14 to 2017-18

20 May 2019

Agenda 20-05-19
Minutes 20-05-19

07 November 2018

Agenda 07-11-18
Paper 33/01 – Improving chainsaw operator competence
Paper 33/02 – Identification and analysis of RIDDOR incidents involving injuries in forestry and arboriculture
Minutes 07-11-18

08 May 2018

Paper 32/01 – A role for AFAG in chainsaw and aerial tree work qualifications

Minutes 08-05-18

AFAG Archive

The agendas minutes and papers for previous AFAG meetings are available from The National Archive. You will be directed to The National Archive if you follow any of the links listed below.

09 November 2017

Agenda 09-11-17
Minutes 09-11-17

16 May 2017

Agenda 16-05-17
Minutes 16-05-17

14 November 2016

Agenda 14-11-16
Minutes 14-11-16

17 May 2016

Agenda 17-05-16
Minutes 17-05-16

10 November 2015

Agenda 10-11-15
Minutes 10-11-15

12 May 2015

Agenda 12-05-15
Minutes 12-5-15

11 November 2014

Agenda 11-11-14
Minutes 11-11-14

13 May 2014

Agenda 13-05-14
Minutes 13-05-14

13 November 2013

Agenda 13-11-13
Minutes 13-11-13

2 May 2013

Agenda 02-05-13
Paper 13/01 – Terms of Reference
Paper 13/02 – AFAG/FISA overlap
Paper 13/03 – AFAG workplan 2013
Paper 13/04 - AFAG communities website
Minutes 02-05-13
Agenda 01-11-12
Minutes  01-11-12

18 April 2012

Agenda 18-04-12
Rationale for lantra assessment strategy for qualifications and units in forestry and arboriculture - AFAG 12/02
AFAG Projects - 2012- 2013 - AFAG 12/01
Minutes 18-04-12

11 May 20011

Agenda 11-05-11
New HSE Strategy - AFAG11/01
European Chainsaw Certificate - AFAG11/02
Minutes 11-05-11

06 May 2010

Agenda 06-05-10
AFAG PAPER 10/02 - Progress report
AFAG 10-01 - Workplan v Strategy
AFAG 10-03 - Forestry industry summit
AFAG 10-04 - Training and certification
Minutes 06-05-10

01 December 2009

Agenda 01-12-09
AFAG/09/05 - Progress report on AFAG projects 2009-10
AFAG/09/06 - Proposed new AFAG Project Groups 2010-11
AFAG/09/07 - Current Demographics of the Tree-Work Industry
AFAG/09/08 - Continuous Professional Development - Tree Work Industry
City and Guilds NPTC Presentation on Training and Certification
Minutes 01-12-09

21 May 2009

Agenda 21-05-09
AFAG/09/04 - Review of Research in Arboriculture and Forestry 2005-09
AFAG/09/03 - Review of Standards Committees
AFAG News
Revised AFAG Workplan and Project Groups for 2009-10 & Beyond
Progress report on AFAG Projects 2008-09 and beyond 
Minutes 21-05-09

 

15 October 2008

Agenda 15-10-08
Action notes
BOMEL - Forestry intervention appraisal and evaluation framework
AFAG takeaway
AFAG/08/03 - Revised AFAG Workplan and Project Groups for 2008-09 & Beyond
Minutes 15-10-08

02 - 03 April 2008

Agenda 02/03-04-08
Action Notes from meeting 13
AFAG/08/01 - AFAG Progress Report 2005-08 (and beyond)
AFAG/08/02 - Review of progress, update on 'Options Paper' and Proposal for a Register of Treework Operatives
Minutes 02/03-04-08

25 - 26 September 2007

Agenda 25-09-06
Action Notes from meeting 12
Review of standards work AFAG/07/07 (Update on AFAG/07/05) - Paper for info only
Review of research AFAG/07/08 (Update on AFAG/07/06) - Paper for info only
VQs in agriculture- Development of VQs AFAG/07/09
Minutes 25-09-07

19 April 20074

Agenda 19-04-06
Action notes from the 11th meeting
A2 – Training and Certification  AFAG/07/02
D1 – Promotion of Forestry and Arboricultural Good Practice AFAG/07/03
D2 – Production, Review and Maintenance of Guidance AFAG/07/04
Review of standards work AFAG/07/05
Review of research AFAG/07/06

11 - 16 August 2006

Agenda 16-08-06
Action Notes 10
Proposal for a communications initiative to reduce fatalities, injuries and ill health in arboriculture and forestry using insurance brokers AFAG 06-05
Minutes

10 - 7 March 2006

Agenda 07-03-06
Action Notes 9
AFAG Terms of Reference and Workplan 2005-08 AFAG 06-01
AFAG Project A1 – Examination of the underlying and root causes of serious accidents and develop strategies for risk reduction (v2) AFAG 06-01 Appendix 2
Engaging Arboricultural Clients Safety and Health Awareness Days AFAG 06-04
Minutes 07-03-06

9 - 9 November 2005

Agenda 09-11-05
Action Notes 8
AFAG Terms of Reference and Workplan 2005-08 AFAG 05-01
Review of health and safety research in forestry and arboriculture AFAG 05-02
Presentation: Update on research into HAV, WBV, and Noise in forestry and arboriculture
Standards committees relevant to AFAG and safety within the forest and arboriculture industries AFAG 05-03
Safety Considerations in Landbase Employment of Non-English Speaking Migrant Workers AFAG 05-04
Minutes 09-11-05

8 - 14 April 2005

Agenda 14-04-05
Matters arising from 7th meeting – progress AFAG 04-07a
AFAG Strategy/Work Plan 2005-08 AFAG 04-08
Minutes 14-04-05

Updated 2021-02-16