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Information about forestry fatalities

July 11, 2017

To help the forestry industry learn and become safer, WorkSafe has agreed to share information about forestry fatalities. Below is the factual information available to date about the fatalities in 2017. WorkSafe’s investigations into the...

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Access Vitae Workplace Wellbeing Services

May 29, 2017

Safetree has teamed up with Vitae services to help forestry employers access professional counselling services for their employees at a discounted price. Why offer workers access to counselling? There are times in our lives when we have...

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Safe winter driving

May 10, 2017

Winter’s approaching – and that can make driving even more hazardous. So, check out these top tips on keeping safe on the roads: Driving to the conditions AA has some useful tips on smart driving. These include: Before winter check...

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Safetree to launch certification scheme

April 28, 2017

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. Register interest

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Leadership and culture

March 6, 2017

Benefits of building frontline leadership – Hancock case study (Video 5:46) Benefits of building frontline leadership – Hancock case study (PDF 2.6MB)

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Safe Start-Up Meeting resource

December 21, 2016

Safe Start-Up meetings are a great way to get people back into the right head-space after the holiday break. So Safetree has prepared some powerpoint slides that can be used at these meetings. The slides highlight three key actions that will...

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New mechanised harvesting course

November 17, 2016

A jump in demand for forestry workers able to safely operate mechanised harvesting equipment has led to the creation of New Zealand’s first entry-level New Zealand Certificate in Forest Harvesting (Basic Machine Operations) programme.The first...

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ACC ends WSMP scheme

October 6, 2016

If your health and safety system is based on Workplace Safety Management Practices (WSMP), then now is a good time to review it. ACC will discontinue WSMP on 1 April 2017.It says that overall the scheme was not leading to significant reductions...

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