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Safetree provides health and safety information for the plantation forest industry. We support a safe, sustainable and professional forestry sector, in partnership with workers, industry and government. The Safetree website is operated by the Forest Industry Safety Council (FISC).

Contractor Certification

Become a certified contractor with the Safetree Contractor Certification scheme.

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Worker certification

Learn about worker training and certification.

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Safety alerts

Understanding why an incident occurred is important in preventing similar incidents in future.

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Windthrow trees

How to manage risks of removing windthrow trees

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Harvesting Windthrow Timber

Videos from the 2000s that's still relevant today

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Find resources to help you do your job safer and better.

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Tailgate meetings

View a collection useful tailgate meeting resources.

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Manage forestry risks

Read a guide to identifying and managing critical forestry risks.

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A list of health resources

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Best Practice Guide

Winch-Assisted Harvesting

Best Practice Guide for mechanised harvesting on steep slopes

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Safetree Leadership Courses

Hauora Safety Leadership Courses: These courses are designed for new and emerging leaders in forestry. They include a holistic approach where tikanga Māori (customs/traditions) are woven into the fabric of leadership and safety.  These courses are running throughout the country in September and October.

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