Health and Safety guides

Arboriculture and Forestry Advisory Group (AFAG)

The Arboriculture and Forestry Advisory Group (AFAG) is an advisory group of the Health and Safety Executives (HSE) Agriculture Industry Advisory Committee (AIAC) and its main role is to consider and make recommendations to AIAC and HSE on:

  • Identifying and controlling all major areas of risk to health and safety arising from work activities in forestry, arboriculture and the transport of timber in the forest;
  • Implementing the HSE’s current strategy for workplace health and safety in Great Britain.; and
  • Helping achieve the targets set by Government to reduce injuries, ill health and days lost.

AFAG leaflets

Chainsaws

Work off ground

Processing

The Forest Industry Safety Accord (FISA)

Representatives from the leading industry organisations have joined together to form the Forest Industry Safety Accord (FISA) which sets out the industry commitment agreed by each organisation to raise the standard of health, safety and welfare in the workplace.

FISA safety guides