News

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

How are we tracking?

March 10, 2017

Safetree’s How Are We Tracking dashboard provides a snapshot of forestry’s health and safety performance, including the outcome of WorkSafe activities. The most recent dashboard shows that while injuries are below the levels they reached...

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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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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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