Safety in forest harvesting operations code of practice review

Have your say to help improve work health and safety

SafeWork NSW is reviewing the Code of Practice for Safety in Forest Harvesting Operations to make sure it is still relevant and supports current and emerging work practices and technologies. We are asking for your help to do it.

The Code of Practice for Safety in Forest Harvesting Operations should be easy to understand. It also has information and guidance to ensure that hazard risk management in current work health and safety laws are applied within the forestry industry.

Tell us what you think

We want to hear from employers, workers, employee representatives and anyone involved or interested in forest harvesting operations. You may be a landowner or manager, contractor, operator, owner of a saw or paper mill, or control a premises where forest harvesting occurs.

Your feedback and suggestions will help ensure the code of practice reflects current work health and safety laws, factors in changes in technology and protects workers and the community.

Consultation is open until 5pm (NSW time) on 19 June 2023.

Thank you for your feedback

We are reviewing all submitted feedback and comments, alongside any other consultation that has taken place as part of this review.

For updates on this consultation please check back here, or sign up for our emails to stay informed.

Have your say to help improve work health and safety

SafeWork NSW is reviewing the Code of Practice for Safety in Forest Harvesting Operations to make sure it is still relevant and supports current and emerging work practices and technologies. We are asking for your help to do it.

The Code of Practice for Safety in Forest Harvesting Operations should be easy to understand. It also has information and guidance to ensure that hazard risk management in current work health and safety laws are applied within the forestry industry.

Tell us what you think

We want to hear from employers, workers, employee representatives and anyone involved or interested in forest harvesting operations. You may be a landowner or manager, contractor, operator, owner of a saw or paper mill, or control a premises where forest harvesting occurs.

Your feedback and suggestions will help ensure the code of practice reflects current work health and safety laws, factors in changes in technology and protects workers and the community.

Consultation is open until 5pm (NSW time) on 19 June 2023.

Thank you for your feedback

We are reviewing all submitted feedback and comments, alongside any other consultation that has taken place as part of this review.

For updates on this consultation please check back here, or sign up for our emails to stay informed.

  • This engagement is now closed. Thank you for participating and sharing your feedback and comments.

    Upload your Word or PDF written submission before 5 pm on 19 June 2023.

    You are welcome to comment on any topic relating to the code of practice. This includes:

    • Is the existing scope of the code of practice still appropriate?
    • Is this code of practice still required?
    • What changes have occurred in technology, working environment or day-to-day work practices since this code of practice was published?
    • Are there any other work health and safety issues, hazards or risks you think should be considered in this code of practice?
    • What, if any, emerging issues, future challenges or technological changes should be included in this code of practice?
    • What existing guidance material or industry specific information provides the same, or better advice than the code of practice?
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