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.