Our last update for 2017 covers:
From all the team at Safetree, have a great holiday break and we look forward to working with you in 2018.
A good emergency response plan can stop an accident becoming a fatality.
Here are 3 key things that should be part of every emergency response plan. Check your plan to make sure they’re all in place.
1 – MAKE SURE YOU CAN COMMUNICATE QUICKLY
2 – MAKE SURE EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT TO DO
3 – ALWAYS HAVE A BACK-UP PLAN
Many forestry operations use and store chemicals, so will be affected by new hazardous substances regulations that came into force this month. Information on complying with the new rules is on the WorkSafe website, which includes frequently asked questions.
KEY REQUIREMENTS IN THE REGULATIONS
The new regulations require businesses using hazardous substances to:
The Forest Industry Safety Council is running three courses for existing foremen, up and coming foremen, and H&S Reps. There are 12 places available on each 2-day course.
Find out more or book your place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Safetree’s How Are We Tracking dashboard shows a rise in injuries and fatalities in 2017. However, it also shows encouraging efforts by the industry to reduce harm – including a significant number of contractors expressing an interest in the Safetree Contractor Certification scheme. See the dashboard or find out more about contractor certification. Also see the latest fatality information from Worksafe.
Check out the new Resources section of our website. All our guides, facts sheets and videos are now grouped in one place, and you can sort them by topic so it’s easier to find just what you need. View the Resources section.
Owners and managers looking for good material to use at their company Safe Start-upmeetings in January should check out this resource on building a culture that supports health and safety. See the Safe Start-up resource.