Deadwood is an important part of the forest ecosystem. However, felling timber and other forestry work in stands with a lot of deadwood is more dangerous than in those with but little. These particular dangers, which mainly arise from standing deadwood and principally concern forestry personnel, must be minimized. When projects concerning nature protection are being carried out in the forest, in which it is a question of deadwood, everyone concerned must be aware of the risks involved. At each step the parties involved must take the necessary measures: the people commissioning the project during the planning phase and the employer while evaluating the risks. During the forestry work itself the workers must be informed and trained and they themselves must take all necessary precautions.
Totholz: Besondere Gefahren erfordern besondere Sicherheitsmassnahmen | Deadwood: particular dangers call for particular safety measures
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Othmar Wettmann, Heinz Hartmann; Totholz: Besondere Gefahren erfordern besondere Sicherheitsmassnahmen | Deadwood: particular dangers call for particular safety measures. Schweizerische Zeitschrift fur Forstwesen 1 November 2009; 160 (11): 346–349. doi: https://doi.org/10.3188/szf.2009.0346
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