1 - Glenny Wood camp site is in a very wooded environment, and advice has been sought from our professional adviser O Frost Forestry & Arboriculture Ltd. http://www.ofrostarbor.co.uk
Following advice received, when winds exceed 32mph (force 7), consideration to closing the site until the winds have died down should be made. The safety of all site users is paramount, therefore all section leaders/adults in charge using the site must add in a wind speed criteria into their risk assessment and action accordingly.
2 - Wind speed can be sought from the following links below or the users preferred weather app. Glenny Wood Management team use automatic notification information from Windy, for all speeds above 28mph.
3 - For safety considerations,
3.1 - when forecasted wind speeds reach 32 mph level, Glenny Wood site management reserves
the right to close the site. Anyone on site will be required to leave.
3.2 - if the site is not closed, then consideration must be given by site users to leave the site for
safety reasons, when forecasted wind speeds reach 32 mph level.
3.3 - if unsure seek advice from Glenny team by phoning 01275562102
4 - The above wind speed criteria is included in the Glenny Wood users factsheets and draft risk assessments -
5 - To position the risk of a tree falling and killing someone therefore and to avoid panic
6 - Should users damage trees whilst on site this must be reported, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
7 - The HSE guidelines on Management of the risk from falling trees can be found at HSE>>>
8 - The Glenny Wood approach to HSE guidelines specifically paragraph 10, is detailed below.