News

Here is where you can find the latest safety and Safetree news.

How are we tracking?

December 1, 2016

Safetree’s How are we tracking dashboard shows that while serious injuries in forestry have fallen since 2013, they’ve risen again over the past year. The dashboard provides a snapshot of forestry’s H&S performance, including the outcome of...

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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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Fatigued? Or fit for work?

November 7, 2016

Fatigue is a significant workplace risk that must be managed and controlled like any other.Forestry's early starts, long hours and tiring work, together with non-work factors such as not getting enough sleep or mental health issues, means fatigue...

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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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Workshop for forestry companies running quarry operations

September 19, 2016

22nd September, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Holiday Inn, Rotorua.Rayonier has organised a workshop where WorkSafe will talk about managing quarries in a forestry environment.The workshop is aimed at those classed as ‘Quarry Operators’ under the law...

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HSWA and work-related health

August 26, 2016

All businesses have a duty of care to protect their workers from work-related health risks.Safetree has created an introductory booklet to help forestry businesses address the main work-on-health and health-on-work risks in their industry.Click...

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