Forestry safety assessment programme - Safer Forest Harvesting
WorkSafe New Zealand is about to embark on phase two of its forestry safety assessment programme Safer Forest Harvesting. From 28 February 2014, WorkSafe NZ will begin the tree felling assessment round.
The Assessment Tool shows exactly what Worksafe inspectors will be working on when they visit contractors.
The Practice Note describes Worksafe's approach.
A Best Practice Guideline to Tree Felling has also been produced. This describes what Worksafe expects in this critical safety area of forest operations. All participants in the industry are expected to implement the Guidelines to the letter to ensure significant improvements in workplace safety.