FISC has been established in response to the Independent Forestry Safety Review (IFSR). The council is an exciting prospect; the first true tri-partite industry lead body in New Zealand with the mandate to work in collaboration across the full plantation forestry sector, representing one voice in health and safety.
There have been many positive initiatives conducted within the industry and part of FISC’s work will be to gather, evaluate and share these initiatives more broadly across the sector.
Engagement across the supply chain will be critical to our success and the involvement of government departments as leaders in health and safety, as well as supporting FISC is regarded as highly beneficial.
Our overall objective is zero fatalities and serious harm: Together towards zero. There is a real opportunity to work in partnership and embrace the new health and safety legislation as a way to think differently about achieving safe outcomes.
In delivering our objective we will also improve the overall public image of the forestry industry and raise our profile as an employer, and career, of choice.
The council is funded jointly by the forest industry and the Government.
How are we tracking? View a snapshot of the Industry's health and safety performance (.pdf 1195kb)
Read more about our work in our 2017 Annual Report