As part of its Steep Slope Initiative (SSI), FPInnnovations’ Fibre Supply group is introducing a new guide that aims to provide machine operators who work in winch-assisted harvesting operations with best practices guidelines for handling wire rope.
It offers guidance on damage prevention, inspections, end connectors, storage, and rope management during harvesting operations.
“Following these best practices is essential in order to maximize the service life of the rope and to prevent accidents”, explains Researcher Dzhamal Amishev.
The guide is available here:
About FPInnovations’ Steep Slope Initiative
The Steep Slope Initiative is a five-year plan (2015 to 2020) to engage forest industry members, equipment manufacturers and distributors, regulators, and other stakeholders in building a common vision and strategy for overcoming the challenges of harvesting on steep slopes.
FPInnovations’ Steep Slope Initiative is centred on three goals:
• Improve worker safety
• Increase operating margin
• Increase access to currently unavailable fibre
For more information on the Steep Slope Initiative program go to: http://steepslopeinitiative.fpinnovations.ca
For more information about the guide or to request a copy, please contact Dzhamal Amishev.