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pdf Quad bikes - Guidelines for the safe use of quad bikes

On average, five people are killed on New Zealand farms each year in work-related quad bike incidents. In addition, there are more than 845 work-related injuries each year on New Zealand farms, with more than 160 serious enough to require time off work or ongoing help. That’s a toll we must reduce. This document provides practical advice on how to reduce the likelihood of quad bike accidents on farms. It lists potential hazards that can occur when using quad bikes and outlines steps that can be taken to manage them. (Published by Department of Labour).

pdf A National Industry Standard for Sustainable Plantation Forest Management - November 2005

  • Forest Hygience Policy for International Visitors & Staff Returning from Overseas is available in the Forest Health folder
  • Environmental Code of Practice is available in the Codes of Practice folder

pdf Windthrow Training materials - July 2005

Order form : Knowing what to do in a windthrow event will protect lives and save costs for your company. See for yourself the incredible footage of windthrow and learn essential techniques in dealing with the aftermath. The contribution of the LIRA fund, FOA, Carter Holt Harvey and Weyerhaeuser, in conjunction with a select group of industry experts, has resulted in a training resource that will help save lives, reduce injuries and raise productivity in a very dangerous operation. Order the Guide and/or DVD from FITEC.

pdf Forest Health Surveillance Scheme - August 2004

The Forest Health Surveillance Scheme was for many years provided by the Ministry of Forestry (MOF) and more latterly by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF). As part of the Government's programme to divest itself of MAF's non core commercial activities, the Forest Surveillance Scheme was sold in 1999 to Forest Research. The Forest Owners' Association which each year establishes the terms and conditions of the surveillance scheme, decided to make the service contestable from 2000/2001 onwards