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Tree work by rivers and streams
Guidance on general safety rules for tree work by rivers and streamsRead more
Tree felling (one-onto-two tree driving) operational guidance
Operational tree felling guidance for use by WorkSafe forestry inspectorsRead more
Safe retreat positions in breaking out
Specific advice for principals and contractors involved in cable harvesting operations, to help work out safe retreat positions when breaking outRead more
Woodlot harvesting on farms
This information sheet for farmers on the safe harvesting of woodlot on farms.Read more
Safe manual tree felling
Manual tree felling is one of the highest risk activities in forestry, and mechanised or machine-assisted felling is a safer alternative method. However, every kind of felling carries a degree of risk, and that risk should be assessed and managed.Read more