Timber sense

Australia, 1961

Film
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This 1961 film shows some of the ways in which accidents may be prevented in the timber production industry, in forests and sawmills. While working in the forest, the film shows the importance of wearing safety helmets and boots to avoid the danger of falling limbs; creating a clear getaway from felled trunks; and safely loading logs onto a timber truck. It then shows safe practices when working in sawmills, including wearing safety glasses to protect against sawdust and splinters; installing guards on circular saws; and keeping the floor clear.

Produced by the Tasmania Department of Film Production for the Department of Labour and Industry.

Please note: As this is an archival work, the content does not reflect current practice or standards. Professional advice for up-to-date safety practices should be sought from the appropriate contemporary authority.

Credits

production company

Tasmania Dept. of Labour and Industry

Tasmania. Dept. of Film Production

Duration

00:08:40:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1961

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

29548

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industrial safety

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Mills and mill-work

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Safety education, Industrial

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Timber

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Timber - Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Tasmania - Social life and customs

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Forests and forestry - Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Timber

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Timber - Australia

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Accidents - Prevention

History → Tasmania - History

Places → Tasmania

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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