The FOA Health Safety & Training Committee has been discontinued. Responsibilities, where appropriate, have or will be reallocated to other FOA/FFA Committees or the FOA Secretariat.
In addition, the Forest Industry Safety Council (FISC) was established in response to the Independent Forestry Safety Review (IFSR). The council is an exciting prospect; the first true tri-partite industry lead body in New Zealand with the mandate to work in collaboration across the full plantation forestry sector, representing one voice in health and safety. There have been many positive initiatives conducted within the industry and part of FISC’s work will be to gather, evaluate and share these initiatives more broadly across the sector.
The council is funded jointly by the forest industry and the Government.
Safety initiatives are on the Safetree website.