FISC WORK TO DATE
Safetree contractor certification scheme - flyer
Date added 25/5/2017
2018 Meeting dates for the Council and OAG
Date added 13/02/2018
FISC Annual Report 2016
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Date added 10/08/2017
Introducing Safetree Contractor Certification
The Safetree Contractor Certification (“certification”) is an assessment of health and safety, employment standards and professionalism. These standards have been developed in partnership with industry contractors, management companies, forest owners and government. The standards reflect international good practice.
Review the standards here.
Register for Safetree Contractor Certification
Certification will be launched after final approval from FISC council in August 2017. To register your interest in the scheme and receive your invitation to start the process click here.
Have your say on the final standards
The initiative was developed by FISC with substantial input from the forestry industry and in consultation with WorkSafe. It has been piloted by small and large operators, and the content of the assessment has had two rounds of public consultation. This is the opportunity to provide feedback prior to Certification being formally launched. A summary of how we have used your feedback to date to improve the Certification standard is provided in Table 1.
Consultation will close 16 August 2017. Any feedback received after 16 August will be collated for programmed improvements and version releases.
IT’S IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ THE STANDARDS GUIDANCE FIRST. The audit questionnaire is a tool for Accredited Auditors to record their findings and must be taken in the context that the user of this tool has been trained and had their competency assessed to do so.
The Standards are designed on current safety thinking that focusses on resources that support workers understanding risk and responding to change. This latest version overlays a detailed review of the Forestry Approved Code of Practice for minimum evidence requirements to meet recognised good practice.
Your feedback contributes to the Standards that will:
- lead to improved health and safety and employment conditions for workers
- an opportunity to provide more direct support for contractors through FISC's auditor network
- make things fairer; professional contractors more likely to be used across the industry
- give forest owners efficiencies within their own pre-qualification and auditing programs
- benchmarking and some assurance when engaging new contractors
- demonstrate industry leadership and professionalism
Become a Safetree Field Auditor
Click here to register for the next Safetree Field Auditor Training Course on Tuesday 21st November 2017 in Wellington.
HIGHLIGHTS OF COMMUNICATIONS & STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITY – MAY/JUNE 2016
Read FISC’s inaugural annual report:
FISC Annual Report 31 December 2015 (.pdf 8kb)
Work Programme progress as of June 2016
FISC Work Programme (.pdf 281kb)
FISC’s work programme focuses on 5 key area and is being delivered with the help of working groups – called Technical Action Groups (TAGS)– that are made up of industry participants.
If you wish to comment on the Work Programme or be involved in one of our (TAG) then please contact us on email@example.com
Purpose: To support industry leaders across the supply chain to become more active and effective in delivering improved health and safety in forestry.
TAG 1 Leadership Reports
February (.pdf 339kb)
April (.pdf 340kb)
May (.pdf 401kb)
Purpose: To deliver targeted, useful, and easy-to-use health and safety information and resources, mainly through the www.Safetree.nz website and Facebook page.
TAG 2 Communication Reports
March (.pdf 328kb)
Performance management TAG
Purpose: To improve the collection and sharing of health and safety data so we can identify critical risks and emerging issues, and benchmark our performance.
TAG 3 Performance Management Reports
February (.pdf 323kb)
May (.pdf 87kb)
July (.pdf 318kb)
Purpose: To work with industry players to further improve training, assessment and certification of workers and companies.
TAG 4-1 Individual Competency Reports
March (.pdf 340kb)
June (.pdf 441kb)
TAG 4-2 Contractor Company Certification Reports
January/February (.pdf 291kb)
H&S reform TAG
Purpose: To work with WorkSafe to develop forestry-specific guidance on the new Health and Safety at Work Act.
TAG 5 H&S Reform Reports
February (.pdf 416kb)
March (.pdf 421kb)
May (.pdf 485kb)
June (.pdf 443kb)
July (.pdf 505kb)