There’s usually more than one business involved in a forestry operation and a lot of the time those businesses have the ability to influence and control risk in the same areas as each other.
When this happens, the responsibility to control those risks overlaps. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA), this means each business must share the responsibility for those risks, in as much as each has the ability to influence and control whatever is creating the risk.
HSWA says those businesses must cooperate, coordinate and consult with each other. This needs to start right at the beginning of an operation, in the planning phase.
To help, Safetree has created a booklet covering how to understand HSWA in the context of planning, and how to plan a forestry operation when there are overlapping responsibilities.
Click on the image below to check out the booklet.