This is a new protocol / guideline for forestry contractors to use before / when engaging a contract tree faller to work. It is widely accepted that tree falling is a high risk activity. With the increase in mechanisation, and reduced level of manual falling available, the use of contract fallers has increased.
There is no set standard when engaging a contract tree faller so this document provides a standard guideline to mitigate business risk and any safety concerns when engaging in this type of work. It has been developed as a joint project between WIF, FICA and Safetree. The PCBU has the primary duty of care – the primary responsibility for people’s health and safety at work.