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Full Boar Logging Recognised for Safety Performance

Between squally showers and a stiff southerly in March, Peter Clark, PF Olsen's CEO, recognised Full Boar Logging for three years lost time injury (LTI) free. Dave Docherty, crew principal, received the award on behalf of the Southland crew who are based in Invercargill. LTI is just one measure that is used to gauge how well safety management is working across businesses. This is a great milestone for Full Boar who chose to change from a motor manual operation to full mechanisation mid last year. "Mechanisation is a way of getting all crew into cabs and minimising each person's exposure to hazards", points out David Thode, PF Olsen's Otago-Southland Manager. "Full Boar has embraced this opportunity and we are pleased to be working closely with such a focussed and skilled crew".

Peter Clark with Full Boar

Peter Clark, PF Olsen's CEO, makes a commitment to get out to crews and personally discuss safety and recognise safety achievements. This award recognition represents Peter's 53rd crew visit since he started this leadership-in-action programme two years ago.

One of the challenges of mechanisation is making it work on smaller, woodlot-size blocks. These blocks often have poor access, minimal roading and are often small, requiring frequent shifting of bulky machines. Full Boar's commitment to this change and challenge is commendable and enables PF Olsen to offer high-quality and safe harvesting solutions to woodlot and forest owners in the area.

Full Boar Logging

Full Boar Logging with its fully mechanised operation working at LandCorp's Centre Hill Station near Mossburn. This site has the challenges of heavy public use, high water values in an adjacent river (and popular fishing) and integrating operations sensitively with farming operations.