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Safety and Health in Forest Operations

This Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) offers practical guidance to everyone engaged in work associated with forestry on how they...

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Roles and responsibilities of principals and contractors

This amendment to the ACOP for Safety and Health in Forest Operations (ACOP) was developed for principals and contractors involved in...

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A guide to safety with chainsaws

This guideline is aimed at occasional chainsaw users. It is not intended for professional forestry workers.

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Safety and health in arboriculture

This ACOP provides practical advice to everyone engaged in work associated with arboriculture on how they can meet their obligations under...

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Safe manual tree felling

Manual felling is one of the most dangerous jobs in the forest industry.

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Summary

Input into the development of this guide has been received from industry stakeholders and Competenz. This guide is a practical way of meeting the requirements of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 (the Act), and the recommendations in the Approved Code of Practice for Safety and Health in Forest Operations (ACoP).

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Safe retreat positions in breaking out

Breaking out is one of the most dangerous jobs in the forest industry.

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Summary

Input into the development of this resource has been received from industry stakeholders, including Competenz, Forest Owners Association (FOA) and Forest Industry Contractors Association (FICA). Employee participation was gained from a number of focus groups to test the material for its value and accessibility. This guideline is a practical way of meeting the requirements of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 (the Act), and the recommendations in the Approved Code of Practice for Safety and Health in Forest Operations (ACoP).

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Maintenance of trees around power lines

This ACOP describes recognised and preferred work practices for work on trees near power lines and sets out the minimum standards...

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Tree felling (one-onto-two tree driving) Operational guidance

To provide guidance for forestry inspectors when they are considering the actions to take when an observer is not on...

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Managing a Safe and Healthy Small Forest Harvest

These guidelines provide owners of small forests with practical advice on managing a harvest safely and healthily.

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Key points

  • Plan your harvest well before you start it.
  • Engage competent professionals.
  • Work with other PCBUs to manage the risks.
  • Monitor health and safety arrangements and improving them where possible.
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