This post focuses on managing one of forestry’s critical risks – tree falling.
There’s also information about free frontline leadership courses coming up in Whangarei and Balclutha.
Lastly, there’s an invite to a meeting with powerlines companies in Fielding in March, that aims to improve safety when harvesting around powerlines.
We all have a lot going on in our lives – at home and at work. So, it can be good to stop sometimes and remind ourselves of the most important stuff we need to do today.
When it comes to tree falling, there are well-known things foremen and workers need to do to keep things safe. We’ve captured some of these things in the checklists below.
None of this is new. But running through these checklists at tailgate meetings can be a good way to help people get focused. It might also prompt them to mention issues you didn’t know about.
The Checklist for Foremen is based on criteria that contractors have to meet for the Safetree Contractor Certification scheme. The Checklist for Fallers comes from our Five-Step Falling Plan guide.
Remember, if anything seems off, stop, walk away and get a second opinion.
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Good frontline leadership is essential to running a successful, safe crew. That’s why Safetree is supporting free frontline leadership courses being run in Whangarei and Balclutha this month.
On these 2-day courses, foremen and health and safety representatives learn how to lead and work with teams that focus on results, including good health and safety. They learn how to involve workers in problem-solving and how to hold people to account.
To register or for more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: Free to attend
“Brilliant course! The resource given out was spot on. Our group was a great mix also which helped. Andy was an awesome facilitator.”
“Just wanna thank you for offering me a place on this frontline course. Has really help me more on how to lead. Very good presentation.”
Forestry businesses are invited to send someone to an industry co-ordination meeting involving FISC (which runs Safetree), WorkSafe and Transpower (which runs New Zealand’s high voltage power lines).
The aim of the meeting is to increase collaboration between forestry and the electricity industry. It’s an opportunity for forestry people to discuss their challenges working around powerlines. WorkSafe will also talk about its expectations for working around powerlines.
Feilding Fire Service Building, 205 Kimbolton Road, Fielding.
Friday 9 March 2018, 10am until 2pm.
RSVP to: Dean.email@example.com by 2 March 2018.
Lunch will be provided.