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Safetree delivers health and safety initiatives to the forestry industry. It is operated by the Forest Industry Safety Council, a partnership of workers, industry and government. 


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Contractor Certification

Find out how to become a Safetree Certified harvesting or silviculture contractor, which provides independent confirmation of good H&S practices.
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Safetree Contractor Register

See the Register of Safetree Certified harvesting & silviculture contractors. Contractors can login to the Register to manage their registration.
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Safetree Worker Certification

Find out how you, or members of your crew, can become Safetree Certified Workers. Certification is available for fallers and breakers-out.
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Our Toroawhi / Worker Champions support forestry businesses and workers to improve worker engagement and wellbeing. Find out more or request a visit.
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Explore our resources specifically designed for forestry businesses and crew members. These include factsheets, videos, BPGs and health and wellbeing info.
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Industry Stories

In these videos forestry businesses share their experiences and lessons, including how they've engaged with workers and used innovation to create a safer workplace.

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Safety Alerts

Safety Alerts are a great way for forestry businesses to learn from each other's challenges and experiences. Send us your Safety Alerts and we'll share them with the industry.

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Here you will find Safetree's Health and Safety Performance Dashboard for forestry, and IRIS reports that collect incident information from some forestry companies.
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Tailgate meetings

Safetree's tailgate meeting resources include a template for running a tailgate meeting and factsheets that can be used at meetings to support good H&S discussions with crews.
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Browse Safetree's information for silviculture businesses and crews. These include a set of factsheets specifically for silviculture that can be used at tailgate meetings.
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Featured resources

Dealing with windthrow trees

Cyclone Gabrielle left considerable windthrow in forests. Here is information on how to manage the hazards presented by windthrow trees.
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Winch-Assisted Harvesting BPG

At the industry’s request and with funding from ACC and WorkSafe, Safetree has developed a Winch-Assisted Harvesting Best Practice Guide.
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Repairs & Maintenance

See this guide by Rayonier Matariki Forests to safe systems of work for mobile plant repair & maintenance. It includes two short videos with key safety messages.
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Small scale forestry

Browse Safetree's information for small scale forestry operations, including info for landowners, managers, crews and workers.
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Latest news

Harvesting Historical Sites, Safety Alerts, Emergency Plans

I recently heard a good story about how information from incident reports can support innovation in health and safety. Engineering company Trinder used information from forestry’s IRIS health and safety database to  develop a new product that helps overcome problems with the way chains were being thrown and tensioned.

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Safetree Leadership Courses for new and emerging leaders

Safetree’s leadership workshops were developed specifically for forestry. They support the development of people in forestry, and help businesses improve team performance. Our workshops are for new and emerging leaders, including supervisors, foremen, crew and health and safety reps.  For more details or to book a workshop email

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