24th June 2022

Respect your chainsaw – top 6 chainsaw safety tips

Chainsaw-related deaths are rare, but they do happen. Injuries, however, are a little more frequent and that’s why Mark Odell,

09th July 2021

Illegally treated timber seized

Arch Wood Protection South Africa has praised the National Regulator for Compulsory Specification (NRCS) for seizing R1 million worth of

13th April 2018

Fresh approach to safety at Sappi

Sappi Forests has introduced a new safety initiative driven by a powerful behaviour change campaign to improve safety performance and

24th May 2017

Cutting edge technologies improving safety and ergonomics

One of the most interesting new technologies being developed in forest engineering is monitoring the fatigue and concentration of machine

19th November 2016

Version 3.0 of the South African National Forest Stewardship Standard

SDGSA is delighted to share with you Version 3.0 of the South African National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS). This will

29th May 2015

Nutrition intervention improves health, productivity and morale of forestry workers 

Study shows that a daily food supplement boosts the health, wellbeing and morale of Cape Pine forestry workers - and improves productivity...

07th August 2014

‘Chain Shot’ safety tips for mechanised harvesting

Chain shot typically originates near the drive end of the cutting system, but can also originate from the guide bar tip area. In either case, it poses the same risk of serious injury or death to the machine operator, ground personnel and bystanders.

27th June 2012

It’s like running a marathon every day

Over the past decade, there have been a number of studies done in South Africa on the ergonomics of forestry work. All studies reviewed present a similar finding: that there is a severe mismatch between the physical demands of certain types of forestry work and workers' capabilities...

27th June 2012

Safety requirements for excavators in forest operations

One of FESA's key stakeholder groups is its Mechanised Harvesting Working Group, which includes contractors and equipment suppliers, and provides a platform for members to get together, discuss and commission work aimed at advancing the efficiency, safety and cost effectiveness of mechanised harvesting...

27th June 2012

Fighting fire with air

Safety tips from Husqvarna's national training manager, Roger Jackson...

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