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 site.
HSWA says businesses on a shared work site share the duty – or responsibility – for keeping workers safe where they have the ability to influence or control risk. This joint responsibility is called shared or overlapping duties. Where that happens, HSWA says businesses must cooperate, coordinate and consult with each other about workplace risks and their controls. This new booklet from Safetree covers how to manage overlapping responsibilities during a forestry operation, looking at how responsibilities are shared and change through the supply chain.
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