Farm forestry health and safety training

Ashby, Liz
May 2007
New Zealand Tree Grower;May2007, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p39
The article offers information on safety training programs for New Zealand farm foresters and the results of a survey conducted by the Centre for Human Factors and Ergonomics (COHFE). Aside from the other types of farm safety training, the FarmSafe Awareness and FarmSafe Plans workshops provide practical management of workplace safety on farms. The COHFE survey involved members of the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association, 870 of whom responded to questions that covered basic data on their properties, activities and safety training needs. Indicated as important were practical sessions in a forest location, theoretical sessions on legal compliance and risk assessment and workshops. Also cited are the survey respondents' needs and preferences pertaining to health and safety programs.


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