Safetree is launching a certification scheme for forestry contractors following a successful pilot of the scheme.
Safetree Contractor Certification will provide forestry with a single contractor certification scheme.
Companies can register their interest in signing up for the scheme by emailing email@example.com.
For contractors, certification is a way to demonstrate their professionalism to current and prospective clients.
For forest owners and managers, it provides formal assurance that the contracting companies they’re hiring are competent to do the job.
For workers, it will lead to improved health and safety and employment conditions.
The scheme has been designed in consultation with the regulator and with extensive input from the industry.
To become certified, contractors need to complete a web-based assessment and a field audit.
The criteria in the assessment and field audit are based on industry good practice.
Certified contractors will be added to a register on the www.safetree.nz website, which can be searched by forest owners and managers.
The cost of the scheme is designed to make it affordable for small and large contracting operations.
If you’d like to register your interest in signing up for the scheme when it is launched contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or read more here.
It’s fitting that the launch of the scheme was confirmed today — Workers Memorial Day — which commemorates those killed at work.