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

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

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

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...

‘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.

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...

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...

Fighting fire with air

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

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