The Forest Industry Safety Accord (FISA) have produced a great new online resource for the sector – a forest haulage induction video. This video is aimed at new entrants who have HGV experience, but who may not have previously driven on forest roads. The content of the video applies to drivers of fuel tankers, low loaders and other in-forest HGV drivers, as well as timber trucks.
Neil Stoddart (Creel Consulting Ltd), Chair of the FISA Forest Haulage Working Group commented, 'Driving an HGV in the forest presents many additional challenges compared to highway work. This video provides an efficient induction covering some of these kay factors. This type of training can save time, reduce employee turnover and ensures operational efficiency while at the same time providing the new start with baseline safety critical information, hopefully making them feel valued and helping them establish good communication with their employer and forest managers alike'.