These resources are specifically designed for people in forestry. Use the filters to help find the topic or resource type you’re looking for.
Five health cards to complement Talking topic cards, created for use in tailgate meetings.
These resources include a template for running a tailgate meeting and Talking topic cards created for use in tailgate meetings, which cover more than 30 common forestry risks.
Industry stories and resources on improving worker involvement in H&S
A guide to identifying and managing critical risks at a forestry worksite.
Industry stories and other resources to help protect people from the risks of drugs and alcohol impairment at work.
The guide will set a benchmark for winch-assisted harvesting on steep slopes. DRAFT FOR FEEDBACK BY 28 FEBRUARY 2022
A presentation about “failing safely”, protecting workers from the consequences of errors.
Advice on how loader operators, truck drivers, harvest and cartage contractors can work to improve load security.
See how getting the commercial terms right and respecting contractors’ expertise helped Transpower improve health and safety among its tower painting contractors.
What to expect from WorkSafe, and services for victims and their families.
Read the top safety tips from seven Canadian fallers, gathered through 280 collective years’ experience.
FISC works to reduce serious harm and death in New Zealand’s forests.
A poster illustrating the 12 essential elements in building a safety culture.
Learn how Ocean View Logging improved health and safety through engineering solutions.
Help for forestry businesses to do Learning Reviews, a new way to review and learn from incidents.
A guide for small scale forest owners from Farm Forestry New Zealand.
This guide explaining the Safetree certification process, and what it covers.
See how Port Blakely (formerly Blakely Pacific) is improving its safety culture.
A short video covering the rules around using machine assistance in felling.
Safetree’s leadership workshops support the development of people in forestry, and help businesses improve team performance.
Guidance produced for the Covid alert levels. This has now been replaced by guidance on the Covid ‘traffic light framework’.
A collection of factsheets on managing health and safety risks faced by Yarder Tower Inspectors.
Find out how the KYND Wellness App can help forestry people stay physically and mentall well.
Watch these videos about how silviculture crews add value to forestry.
Watch this inspiring video on how Wade Brunt improved his own wellbeing and that of his fellow Gisborne forestry workers.
See guidance on dealing with incidents that have to be notified to WorkSafe, such as work-related deaths, or serious injuries and illnesses.
A collection of Tailgate Talking Topic cards those in small-scale forestry will find useful.
A form companies and health professionals can use to monitor a worker’s health
See guidance and a risk management form for working safety around powerlines.
Read how learning to run a more efficient business helped Stubbs Contractors improve health and safety and win a business award.
A best practice guideline for Temporary Traffic Control on Private Forest Roads.
A two-page WorkSafe factsheet covering what to consider before harvesting a small forest.
A WorkSafe guide to managing a small scale harvest.
A short video covering how to hold an effective tailgate meeting.
A collection of Tailgate Talking Topic cards particularly relating to silviculture work.
See how HFMNZ trialled a new approach to audits that involves learning from what goes right at work every day.
A factsheet guiding farm foresters through dealing with a contractor.
A guide to holding a safe and effective daily tailgate meeting.
A poster reminding workers about the two tree lengths rule when felling.
A form to record behavioural observations for tree fallers.
A guide to managing overlapping responsibilities under the law once work has started.
This programme helps you build a culture that supports good health and safety. See information about the programme, and some of the resources used in it.
A powerpoint presentation to use at safe start-up meetings.
Learn how to manage the impact of work on health, and health on work, at the forestry worksite.
An overview of how to manage health and safety in forestry under the law.
An assessment tool to help keep tree fallers’ skills sharp.
A guide to planning work when there will be overlapping responsibilities.
Best Practice Guides
Tree Felling, Best Practice Guide
Breaker Out, Best Practice Guide
The NZFOA represents the owners of our commercial plantation forests.
Find facts, advice, ideas and resources to take action to improve wellbeing in the workplace.
A link to the New Zealand Institute of Forestry’s website.
Resources for crew and companies outlining Safetree certification for workers.
Section 18 of the ACoP, clarifying changes to the roles and responsibilities of principals and contractors.
Forms to help plan and manage traffic around forestry worksites.
A tool to help assess the competency of breaker outs.
Improving crew culture and frontline leadership is benefiting Hancock Forest Management NZ.