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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...Read post
Planning is critical to the success of a forestry operation. The more planning done before work begins, the smoother – and safer – the operation should go.Safetree has created a resource, How to make a Work Plan, outlining the main plans that...Read post
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...Read post
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...Read post
Safetree is saddened to hear of the passing of Helen Kelly, former NZCTU President and passionate advocate for health and safety at work. Helen was instrumental in driving reforms of health and safety in the forest industry over the past 3-4...Read post
A forestry work site will usually be a shared work site with more than one business working as part of the operation. Even if they work separately, what they do – and the risks their work creates – will affect other businesses at the work...Read post