News

Here is where you can find the latest safety and Safetree news.

Stand up and speak up – Contractors

September 19, 2017

Forest contractors are being asked to hold Stand-up and Speak-up for Safety meetings on Monday 28th August. These meetings are in response to the latest forestry fatalities. You’re being asked to talk about safety with staff, crews, forest...

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Tips for safe winter driving

August 23, 2017

Winter’s approaching – and that can make driving even more hazardous. So, check out these top tips on keeping safe on the roads... Driving to the conditions AA has some useful tips on smart driving. These include: Before winter check...

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Why we need to focus on critical risks

August 9, 2017

IRIS Quarterly Report highlights need to focus on critical risks Reviews of the latest IRIS and ACC incident data shows that we should still focus on the critical risk areas and our critical defences as a way to stop injuries in our industry....

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Who is Safetree, and why we’re all about zero

July 26, 2017

Whether you’re just new to our Safetree newsletters, or been receiving them for a while, you may be confused as to just what Safetree is and exactly who stands behind it. Or why you should care. If you’re involved in the forest industry in...

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Information about forestry fatalities

July 11, 2017

To help the forestry industry learn and become safer, WorkSafe has agreed to share information about forestry fatalities. Below is the factual information available to date about the fatalities in 2017. WorkSafe’s investigations into the...

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Advice from Canadian tree fallers and a big welcome!

July 6, 2017

Welcome to your first Safetree newsletter! You’ve been signed up through your involvement with the WorkSafe website and we hope you’ll find these updates of use. We’d love to hear how we can make these newsletters even more relevant for you...

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How are we tracking?

June 23, 2017

Safetree’s How Are We Tracking? dashboard provides a snapshot of forestry’s health and safety performance. Summary of results The latest dashboard shows an increase in harm-prevention activities undertaken by the Forest Industry Safety...

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Access Vitae Workplace Wellbeing Services

May 29, 2017

Safetree has teamed up with Vitae services to help forestry employers access professional counselling services for their employees at a discounted price. Why offer workers access to counselling? There are times in our lives when we have...

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