Sponsored by the industry and government agencies, Safetree™ is part of the Government’s commitment to reducing serious harm and fatalities in New Zealand’s workplaces by 25% by 2020.
Safetree™ provides resources to people at all levels in the industry to remind them how to do their jobs safely. Safetree™ targets information at forest owners and managers, contractors, foremen, head breaker outs, breaker outs, tree fallers, and hauler and machine operators.
Safetree™ is developing videos, printable downloads and other resources to help people do their work safely. Whatever the task, and whatever their position in the crew, the message is always to do the job right, do it safely, every single time.
The forest industry manages Safetree™. Its focus and content is aligned with the Independent Forestry Safety Review’s recommendations. The Independent Forestry Safety Review Panel’s report was released in October 2014 and can be found here.
This initiative has been developed with the support of:
- ACC – acc.co.nz
- Council of Trade Unions – union.org.nz
- Forest Owners Association – nzfoa.org.nz
- Forestry Industry Contractors Association – fica.org.nz
- WorkSafe NZ – business.govt.nz
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