WorkSafe NZ says the Independent Forestry Safety Review has clearly identified the problems facing an industry in which 10 workers were killed last year.
WorkSafe has already begun the development of a forestry-specific intervention approach, which is directed at the five critical issues it identified in its submission to the review: supply chain and production pressure; undervaluation of safety; industry competency deficits; poor safety culture; and insufficient investment in forest harvesting infrastructure.
- Read more about WorkSafe NZ’s response to the forestry review findings
- Read about the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) for safety and health in forest operations
Summarised from a WorkSafe NZ media release, 31 October 2014.