Safety Bulletins

Managing Risk - Safe Op

During 2016 PF Olsen has reviewed its approach to managing hazards and risk at forestry work-sites, including the so-called particular risks that are outlined in the Health and Safety at Work (General Risk and Workplace Management) Regulations (GR & WM 2016).

This review, for industry consistency, has been kept in tune with the work of the Forest Industry Safety Council (FISC) Legislation Technical Advisory Group.

We have also benefited from the able support provided by our Contractors and key Service Providers. Thanks to all.

As a result, we have a new Safe Op - a thirty-page document with four sections. Each of the sections deal with an aspect of managing risk at the work-site. The titles include:

  • Introduction - Managing Risk at Forestry Work-sites,
  • Managing - Particular and Other Critical Risks,

  • Overlapping Responsibilities in the Supply Chain, and

  • Authorised Visitors and Service Providers.

Implementation and Training - 2017

PF Olsen has arranged to provide training in this Safe Op, starting with the Northern South Island branches in Q1 and then rolling-out across other regions. Training will consist of one four-hour course including practical examples that will help with an immediate implementation. We look forward to providing this training and seeing Operational Staff, Contractors and key Service Providers at the scheduled courses.

View this article in Safety Bulletin 104