Small and Mini Harvesting and Extraction Machinery: A Guide to their Selection for Safety
This report offers forestry managers, supervisors, advisors, contractors and operators, information and advice on a range of small and mini-scale forest machinery.
The report provides definitions of machinery from large-scale through to mini-systems. Small-scale has a weight range of between 3 and 6t. Machinery weighing less than 2.50t is classified as mini, including systems such as all-terrain cycles (ATC) and pedestrian controlled machines, such as the Iron Horse.
Information on the relevant safety regulations is also highlighted, including regulations implementing the EU Machinery Directive; the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER).