Here you will find information and reports related to the health and safety performance of the forestry industry.


See a snapshot of Health and Safety performance (PDF 2.2MB) in the industry.

Find the Health and Safety performance dashboards for previous quarters in the Safetree Resource section

Information about forestry fatalities

To help the forestry industry learn and become safer, WorkSafe has agreed to share information about forestry fatalities. WorkSafe’s investigations into the incidents are continuing and they will inform us of any other key issues or trends as they come to light in the investigations.

Read the Worksafe Notification of Forestry Fatalities – 31 December 2018 (PDF 123KB)

IRIS Incident Reporting

Download the latest IRIS (Incident Recording Information System) report (PDF 399KB). The report provides information about the type, frequency and severity of incidents, to help identify key contributing causes. If you want specific data or information from IRIS please email

View safety alerts from forestry companies on the IRIS website.

View older IRIS reports

2018 IRIS Q3 (PDF 537KB)

2018 IRIS Q2 (PDF 532KB)

2018 IRIS Q1 (PDF 333KB)

2017 IRIS Q4 (PDF 967KB)

2017 IRIS Q3 (PDF 543KB)

2017 IRIS Q2 (PDF 577KB)

2017 IRIS Q1 (PDF 1.1MB)

2016 IRIS Q4 (PDF 750KB)

2016 IRIS Q3 (PDF 982KB)

FISC work programme evaluation

Results of a survey of the forestry industry on the state of health and safety in forestry, and the impact of FISC/Safetree. Conducted in Oct/Nov 2018 with the assistance of WorkSafe.

Read the survey results (PDF 1.4MB)




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