These resources are specifically designed for people in forestry. Use the filters to help find the topic or resource type you’re looking for.
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.
A guide to managing overlapping responsibilities under the law once work has started.
Resources for crew and companies outlining Safetree certification for workers.
A guide to planning work when there will be overlapping responsibilities.
Five health cards to complement Talking topic cards, created for use in tailgate 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 guide to identifying and managing critical risks at a forestry worksite.
Find resources about Safetree contractor certification.
What to expect from WorkSafe, and services for victims and their families.
A poster reminding workers about the two tree lengths rule when felling.
A guide to holding a safe and effective daily tailgate meeting.
A factsheet guiding farm foresters through dealing with a contractor.
A short factsheet about how to conduct an accident investigation.
Find out about Safetree’s courses for foremen, crew and health and safety reps, run with The Learning Wave.
See guidance and a risk management form for working safety around powerlines.
FISC works to reduce serious harm and death in New Zealand’s forests.
Improving crew culture and frontline leadership is benefiting Hancock Forest Management NZ.
A tool to help assess the competency of breaker outs.
See the speakers’ powerpoints from this conference, which was held in partnership with FICA, FISC and Safetree
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.
See how getting the commercial terms right and respecting contractors’ expertise helped Transpower improve health and safety among its tower painting contractors.
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.
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.
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
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 resource from the NZFOA website to help keep your workplace safe.
A short video covering how to hold an effective tailgate meeting.
See how HFMNZ trialled a new approach to audits that involves learning from what goes right at work every day.
A short video covering the rules around using machine assistance in felling.
See how Port Blakely (formerly Blakely Pacific) is improving its safety culture.
Information on working in a Covid-safe way for all types of forestry operations, including harvesting, silviculture, transport, processing and port operations.
Advice on how loader operators, truck drivers, harvest and cartage contractors can work to improve load security.
Read the top safety tips from seven Canadian fallers, gathered through 280 collective years’ experience.
A collection of Tailgate Talking Topic cards particularly relating to silviculture work.
A guide for small scale forest owners from Farm Forestry New Zealand.
This guide explaining the Safetree certification process, and what it covers.
A WorkSafe guide to managing a small scale harvest.
A two-page WorkSafe factsheet covering what to consider before harvesting a small forest.
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.
How to engage your workers in health and safety, as the law requires.
Learn how Ocean View Logging improved health and safety through engineering solutions.
A form to record behavioural observations for tree fallers.
A best practice guideline for Temporary Traffic Control on Private Forest Roads.
A poster illustrating the 12 essential elements in building a safety culture.