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Yarder Tower

New Zealand Yarder Tower Inspections

Yarder Tower Inspectors can register with FICA to maintain their competency as current on a periodic basis. Peer-reviewed competency checks are carried out biennially using an independent assessor. FICA administers this section of our website on behalf of this group of yarder tower inspectors registered with FICA, to enable them to share information and improve the general condition of the cohort of yarder towers inspected and/or serviced by the group.

Chartered professional engineers with other means of ensuring professional competency can also inspect yarder towers. All other yarder tower inspectors (who do not hold a degree in engineering and an IPENZ practicing certificate) are required to use this FICA system.

Yarder Tower Reports

Maintenance of Yarder Towers - January 01, 2020

The Best Practice Guidelines for Maintenance Inspection of Yarder Towers have been designed by FITEC to improve the safety of workers on yarder landings. The guidelines combine industry training standards and best practice information to provide a valuable reference manual for yarder owners and inspectors.

Australian Std AS 4024 - April 21, 2019

This guideline is aimed at employers, engineers, designers, manufacturers and distributors of machinery. WorkSafe New Zealand has also developed a set of factsheets for specific machinery. Though relevant to employers, these factsheets are mostly aimed at operators and employees. 

IRIS – Incident Recording Information System

Incident Recording Information System is an initiative of the NZFOA and Saftree. Safety Alerts are produced in the interests of injury prevention. The issue of these Alerts may have preceded a full investigation of an incident and include detail that may not have been directly verified with the parties involved.

Yarder Tower Inspectors Registered with FICA

Darren Hall
Hauler Engineering
021 365 812

Phil Kirk
Waimea Engineering Ltd
027 479 3972

Robert Thomas
Machine Maintenance
027 442 0829

Robbie Fitsimmons
Everything Mechanical
0276 355 788

Jeff Mossong
South Waikato Precision Engineering 2017 Ltd
027 716 0853

Graham Ovenden 
021 930 659

Gary Stebbings
Fargo Enterprises Ltd
021 428 013 

Hagan Taylor
NT Engineering
021 273 7664

Mike McCarthy
Hydraulic Service and Repairs Ltd
027 242 8655

Donald Gilchrist
Gilchrist Engineering
027 443 1499

Johnnie Wilkie
027 8185085

Shaun Rosewarne
021 0857 3303

Andrew Moore
Pacific Heavy Mechanical
027 246 2041

Rama Te Are
Universal Engineering
027 230 9313

Timothy Vendt
Universal Engineering
021 133 5278

Dan Tong
The Engineering Co.
021 843 090

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