03 September 2010, Friday, 16:12
author: Eugene Rakhimkulov | photo: Al'bert Zagirov
The President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov offered to make a surplus fund of the machinery for fire extinguishing. He said about it in the course of his today’s work trip over Blagovarsky region of Bashkortostan during his visit to the contest of fellers, held neat the village Uzybash. This is the traditional action, annually held in the system of the Republican forestry on the eve of the Woodworkers Day, celebrated on the third September’s Sunday.
The workers of 8 enterprises within the jurisdiction of the Ministry of forestry RB are taking part in the contest. The contest of professional fellers is a sort of attestation of the fellers’ practical skills taking the requirements of safety, production and work quality into account and not without purpose the contest’s slogan is “Professionalism and Safety”. The felling is considered very dangerous profession and according to the statistics 80% of the accidents occur during the felling.
The participants of the contest demonstrated their mastery to the head of Bashkortostan. Thus, the team of two workers “Buraevsky Forest” has felt five trees during two minutes 17 seconds. This result is considered rather high. Rustem Khamitov has become acquainted with the equipment and implements of the fellers –axes and saws, mainly made in Sweden, and even tested them.