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